Donation Appeal for the Annual Jefferson Davis Ceremony at
Arlington National Cemetery
The tombstone of Moses Ezekiel,
Sergeant of Company C, Battalion of Cadets of the Virginia Military Institute.
For the past several years, the District of Columbia Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy, in conjunction with the Jefferson Davis SCV Camp #305, have co-hosted the Annual Jefferson Davis Birthday Celebration in Arlington National Cemetery. This ceremony has been held at the Confederate Monument at Jackson Circle every year since its dedication in 1914 by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. The Confederate monument was designed by Moses Ezekiel and his grave is directly beside the sculpture that he so skillfully created.
This event honors the several hundred Southern soldiers buried around the base of the monument as well as descendents of Confederate soldiers buried throughout the cemetery. It is traditionally held on the closest Sunday to our President's birthday of June 3 and in the past has been a most successful event with 150-200 attendees and the placement of wreaths sent by various members of Congress.
Unfortunately, the ceremony this year, which would be the 200th birthday of Jefferson Davis, is in jeopardy. In the past, this ceremony has been funded through private grants but these funds are no longer available. Therefore, the Jeff Davis Camp is soliciting funds to enable this worthy event to continue.
Please send any donations to:
James W. Freeman, Chairman
Confederate Memorial Committee of the District of Columbia
3900 Soand View Circle #223
Triangle, VA 22172-1236
For more information, Contact James Freeman at 571-201-5079.