Lee-Jackson
Day
Lexington, VA

PARTICIPATION

Attendance and participation in these services are open to the public.  However, these event venues and permits are issued to the event sponsors and we reserve the right to deny participation in these events to any person or group.  See below for further information.

PRE-AUTHORIZATION FOR ANY GROUP WISHING TO PARTICIPATE IS REQUESTED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS CAMPS, UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY CHAPTERS, ORDER OF CONFEDERATE ROSE CHAPTERS, AND AFFILIATED REENACTMENT UNITS AND LIVING HISTORIANS. 

FLAGS: Only the following flags and banners are pre-approved Historically accurate Confederate National Flags, Confederate Military Unit Flags, Flags of the various Confederate States, United States Flags, unit banners from above listed pre-approved groups. 

Prohibited Flags: Historically inaccurate novelty flags, flags/banners related to modern day political or secessionist movements.  Any flag or banner not listed as approved above.

Prohibited Groups / Participants:  No groups advocating a political candidate, ideology, or party are allowed to participate in this parade.  No groups advocating a position regarding race in any manner.

HORSES AND VEHICLES

Any Cavalry unit wishing to participate in the parade must give advance notification so that we may assist you with logistical planning. 

- Any participants with Horses must make arrangements to have their animals cleaned up after.  Streets must be left clean of waste. City Law requires all animals to wear manure bags.  If you do not do this you must have a designated pooper scooper registered with us prior to the event.  The city police can and will enforce the issue.

- Motorized Vehicles are not normally a feature of the parade, however certain vehicles are allowed such as those pulling a cannon or float.  Please take note of the parade lineup order as motorized vehicles shall be at the rear of the pedestrian part of the parade unless other arrangements have been agreed to in advance.

INDOOR MEMORIAL SERVICE

Please be aware of the following:

1) NO OPENLY DISPLAYED WEAPONS (period or otherwise) ARE ALLOWED INTO THE BUILDING OR GROUNDS.  YOU WILL BE BARRED FROM ENTERING AND ASKED TO LEAVE. 

2) PHOTOGRAPHY is allowed during the events, but no flash photography is allowed indoors please.

3) SEATING

SEATING IS ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.   FOR SPECIAL OR LARGE GROUPS, WE MAY CONSIDER RESERVING A SECTION.  ADVANCE NOTICE AND NUMBER OF ATTENDEES WILL BE REQUIRED. 

WEAPONS

Lee-Jackson Day offers the opportunity for participants to carry and for attendees to see Civil War period weapons carried by reenactors.  To participate in this event all weapons must be unloaded.  Only the designated honor guard is permitted to possess or fire ANY loads during the services. 

SUCH WEAPONS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE INDOOR MEMORIAL SERVICES NO EXCEPTIONS, PERIOD!

We do not recommend that participants carry period weapons in the parade unless they are willing to return them to their vehicles prior to the indoor memorial service. 

MEDIA RELATIONS

WE WELCOME THE MEDIA TO COVER LEE-JACKSON DAY AS LONG AS REPORTERS DO NOT INTERFERE WITH OR DISTURB THE CEREMONIES.  THE SERVICE AT THE STONEWALL JACKSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY AND PARADE ARE AN OPEN PUBLIC VENUE.  ANY MEDIA OUTLET WISHING TO FILM OR PHOTOGRAPH THE INDOOR MEMORIAL SERVICE SHOULD SUBMIT A REQUEST PRIOR TO THE EVENT.

Rules of Honor

For those who wish to participate in the Lee-Jackson Day events please first be sure to follow all applicable laws regarding parking and public safety.  Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character -R.E. Lee

- Remain respectful at all times.  These events commemorate the character and virtues of Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson and as such, we advise participants to act in a manner consistent with the views held by Lee on honor, service, and duty. "We have but one rule here, and it is that every [participant] be a gentleman" (or lady) - R.E.Lee

- The Stonewall Brigade SCV strongly condemns the misuse of any symbol, especially Confederate ones, for racist or political purposes and we will vigilantly defend those symbols against such uses.  We believe the open display of such symbols in the context of their historical significance and by those who now wish to show their solidarity preserving our past.  Those who in anyway wish to misuse these symbols are not welcomed to be a part of our efforts to preserve the legacy of our Confederate ancestors.