Confederate Graves & Monument Registration Contest
Compatriots & Friends,
I have communicated with program coordinator Wes Frank. He’s informed me the West Coast side & Central Florida is wide open as he has not received any entries from these areas.  Additionally, statewide, it appears second place might not be too difficult to grab as to toss a number out, 25-35 valid registrations could put you into a nice Genuine American Alligator wallet with a retail value of $350-450.00. Not a big number…………..
How about forwarding this message to your camp or chapter members and suggest spending a nice spring day visiting graveyards & recording a number of graves? If you can motive a couple of members to do it, the award could be a camp award (turn in the numbers as a group/camp then draw the winner from the participants). Might also make a couple of personal phone calls in support of motivating members to get out & enjoy the weather. Submissions for contest ends May 20.
Below is the contest and a few links to get you started. The attached files are all information related to the project. (Takes about 20 minutes to fully review) Remember any of the small, older cemeteries with burials prior to 1920 are great targets for a stroll. Take the family & see what you can find.
Have some fun, enjoy the weather & win some nice prizes!
Phil Walters
1st Lt. Commander/Acting Adjutant-Judah P. Benjamin camp 2210, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Commander, 9th Brigade, Florida Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Sponsor: Capt. JJ Dickison “Grey Ghost” 1971 American Motors Javelin
The members of the Judah P. Benjamin Camp #2210-SCV are proud to offer an incentive!
Win a Genuine American Alligator Belt or Wallet valued at $400.00 each!
The winners are determined by the most VALIDATED Confederate Graves, memorials, cemeteries and monuments documented and recorded according to the Florida Division-SCV “Grave Site Registration and Marking” project currently underway. Information, visit:
Contest time frame is January 1, 2013 to May 20, 2013. Winners to be announced and prizes awarded at the Florida Division Reunion in Ocala in June 2013.
Background: This needed & worthy project is to compile a database of the location of every Confederate related grave, monument, marker, memorial or related item located within the state of Florida. With the “politically correct” movement of removing or hiding our history, the recording and documentation of these historical treasures is of the utmost importance and time is not on our side. The Project requires GPS-ing the location, recording of the pertinent information as listed on the Cemetery & Graves registration form along with a picture if possible. This information will greatly enhance research, protection, restoration and propagation of our Confederate related history within Florida.
*Contest open to EVERYONE! SCV, UDV, OCR and anyone with a passion for preserving and documenting our history!                                                                              
*Documentation must be submitted to Compatriot Wesley Frank 1151 Tarlenton Street SE, Palm Bay, Fl. 32909 321-951-1356 between January 1 and May 20, 2013.                                                                                                                                                            
*Documentation of each subject  includes a COMPLETED and LEGIBLE “Confederate Cemetery and Monument Registration” form.                                     
*Determination of validity of information submitted along with determination of the winners is the sole judgment of project leader Compatriot Wesley Frank. Please communicate with him as to validity of information needed and status of your submissions.                                                                                                                                                                                                         *First place winner has choice of a Genuine American Alligator Bi-fold wallet or belt. Runner up receives the remaining prize.   To view similar items, visit & click on “High Classic Gator leather.”
“To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit the vindication of the Cause for which we fought; to your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier’s good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles, he loved and which made him glorious and which you cherish.  Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations.”
~Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commanding General, United Confederate Veterans, 1906