Dear Chuck Demastus,
The Virginia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Jefferson Davis Memorial Committee has recently completed work at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, replacing the flag pole at the Officers Section, and placing lanyards on three other poles, where we now proudly fly the 3rd National Confederate flag, for all of the general public to see and admire. This beautiful cemetery on the banks of the James River, is often called the prettiest in the State, if not all of the South. The final resting place of Confederate President Jefferson F. Davis and many members of his family, deserves the respect of our Southern heritage. Each year thousands of tourists from all over the world visit Davis Circle, it only makes sense that it should look nice. We hold this colorful service in the Presidents honor, each year, on the first Saturday in June. The next service is June 5th, 2010, 10am, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va. We will have bagpipers, musicians, rifle squads, artillery salutes, great speakers and Southern Belles. Folding chairs, porta-johns, light refreshments, and a limited number of programs and ribbons available. A very limited number of special ceremonial Confederate flags, which fly on the Presidents flag pole early on the morning of his service, will be available. They come with a signed and numbered certificate. We only release 48 flags a year. Each year we try to improve or upgrade at least one item, and next year looks promising. Attendance is usually 250-300, and we would like to see 400. The event is free and open to the public, make your plans now. For further information or to make a donation, contact Everette Ellis 804-346-4515 ( email@example.com ) To participate or place a wreath, contact Jim Cochrane 804-356-8868 ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) . Worker bees always appreciated on Friday afternoon for setup and Saturday after service with tear down. You may view the 2009 event images by going to ‘www.scvva.org‘, click on ODV, then June 2009. The 2009 event was in ‘Living Memory of Russell Darden’. Hope to see y’all in 2010. Thank you for the great service that you do.
Everette Ellis, Chairman
Jefferson Davis Memorial Committee
Virginia Division, SCV