Past Events

Go to the General Orders Tab to find our most up-to-date information. Links below are to article(s) of past events, press the Ctrl key then right mouse click on each link.

Some of the past events of 2016 follow:

Saturday January 16th – 11:00 AM June Miller and the DC UDC hosting their annual commemoration of R.E. Lee’s birth at the Chevy Chase Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (formerly these ceremonies were held at the US Capitol Crypt), all are welcome.

Sunday January 17th – 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., Debby Mullins and the Alexandria UDC invite you to the R.E. Lee Camp Hall Museum, 806 Prince Street, Alexandria, to hear Al Stone interpreting R.E. Lee as the post-war President of Washington College, noon to 2 p.m., Admission is free. Donations gratefully accepted.

Tuesday January 19th – Annual R.E. Lee 209th Birthday Banquet at Belle Haven Country Club.

Wednesday January 27th – 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Alexandria City Council meeting to address Confederate names, etc. at City Hall, Sister Cities Conference Room (Room 1101 – right off the Vola Lawson lobby).

Monday February 15th – George Washington Birthday Parade in Alexandria, VA.

Monday February 29th – Special Dinner Meeting with William C. “Jack” Davis from Virginia Tech.

Monday April 4th – Dinner Meeting, speaker Harold Mills, The Confederate Secret Service.

Thurs – Sat May 19-21st – Fairhope, Alabama – 2016 Military Order of the Stars and Bars National Convention.

Tuesday May 24th – Confederate Memorial Day Services of Remembrance in Alexandria.

Monday May 30th – National Memorial Day Parade, Washington, DC.

Sunday June 5th – 102nd Anniversary of DC UDC’s 11:00 a.m. Memorial Service at The Confederate Memorial, Jackson Circle, in Honor of Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ 208th Birthday (6/3/1808) and the Confederate Soldiers buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Please RSVP to the UDC DC Div. President, June Miller, if you plan to attend (jdlm@comcast.net, phone: 301-657-6223).

June 19-24 2016 – 12th Annual Sam Davis Youth Camp in Thaxton, VA (http://samdavis.scv.org/).

July 3rd – 11:00 AM Gettysburg Battlefield at the Armistead Marker – Members James Whitehead IV and James Whitehead V and Sara Whitehead will join Carl Sell and his granddaughter and other ancestors for the reading the names of the 287 soldiers who died there 153 years on July 3,1863. The reading of the names will begin at 11 a.m. at the spot marking the mortal wounding of Armistead, who led his troops on Cemetery Ridge.

July 14-16, 2016 – SCV National Reunion will be in Richardson, Texas.

Saturday July 16th – Annual Mint Julep and Cigar Garden Party 4:00 – 7:00, home of Claude Crump, 4310 Adrienne Drive Alexandria VA 22309 (past Mount Vernon before Route 1).

Saturday July 30th – Virginia State MOS&B Convention, Nick’s Roman Terrace, Westland Shopping Center, 8051-A West Broad Street, Richmond, VA ph: 804-270-2988, notify J.J. Smith if you are able to attend at: jjudsonsmith@verizon.net.

Saturday Sept 17th – 36th Annual Fall Mosby’s Confederacy Bus Tour with Don Hakenson & Eric Buckland & Tom Evans, leaving Truro Rectory (10529 Main Street, Fairfax City) at 8:30 am, $75 pp, RSVP with Don at dhakenson@cox.net or 703-971-4984..

Saturday October 15th – Annual BBQ (rain date Sunday) home of Philip Smucker, 108 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria.

Sunday October 16th – 12:00 pm, Adopt-a-Block clean-up activity around Christ Church.

Saturday October 22nd – 2nd Annual “Save Southern Heritage & History” Rally, U.S. Capitol Grounds, gather at the Capitol Building (Area 1): 10:00 am. Bring your flags…and pride!

Wednesday October 26th – 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Discussion of The Lee-Jackson Stained Glass Windows at the National Cathedral, you must register, to get tickets go to: Get Tickets

Monday November 7th – Dinner meeting at the American Legion Hall, Speaker David Stringfellow – Knights of the Golden Circle – Early Supporters of the Confederacy.

Monday November 21th – MOS&B grave marking ceremony for General Samuel Cooper in the Christ Church cemetery at 11:15 am followed by a luncheon at Morrison House, Alexandria.

Monday December 5th – Annual Christmas party at the American Legion Hall, hosted by the MOS&B and SCV.

The following are some oldies but goodies going back to 2011.

May 30th the 2011 National Memorial Day Parade (video on YouTube can be seen by going to our post of video links of the camp marching in local parades).  There was also an article in Civil War Times

The key 2012 events follow:

Thursday January 19th 2012 the Annual General R.E. Lee Birthday dinner banquet at Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, VA on Fort Hunt Road and Route US 1.  Details in the December General Orders (go to Tab across the top of the Home Page). The R.E. Lee Banquet was a resounding success. Camp member, Bob Montague, spoke eloquently on his great-great maternal grandfather, John Cabell Breckinridge and displayed family artifacts.  We also awarded Jim Whitehead a 25-year recognition medal for his quarter-of-a-century membership in the camp.

Saturday January 21st morning, John Lumsden and Jim Becker represented the camp and MOS&B chapter by presenting wreaths at the R.E. Lee statue in the Crypt in the Nation’s Capitol for the DC Division UDC’s commemoration of General Lee’s 205th birthday. Pictures available at http://pix.kg/p/8493481670103%3A966423398/scl

Monday February 20th George Washington Birthday Parade in Alexandria, VA was very well attended and the weather was excellent.  As Todd Lewis stated, “It’s all fun”.  And while we have fun, we instruct the public with the message we are charged to deliver.  Southern Heritage is a heritage of Honor. The Confederate Battle Flag streaming in the wind symbolizes that honor.  Help us Keep ‘Em Flying.  Participate and share this duty with your Compatriots and join us in our next public event.  You may view all of Cmdr Jim Becker’s pictures by going to the following link: http://pix.kg/p/9965140380103%3A632232278/scl

Monday March 5th Camp dinner was well attended and Nicholas Ward’s talk on “The Battle of the Ironclads”  was eloquent and informative.  We inducted Freeman Epes Jones and Christopher Paul Blah.  Pictures of the evening can be viewed at the following link:
http://pix.kg/p/8681294680103%3A527852325/scl