Thanks to all for restoring Confederate monument

The Ann Carter Lee Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy began the project of moving and restoring our Confederate soldier to a safer place away from trains, traffic and an unsuitable and unsafe location.

The citizens of Bristol Va.-Tenn., our city government, surrounding counties and the Bristol Virginia Fire Department have enabled us to accomplish this task.

Our cookbook, “Dixie Delight,” helped us begin this project and the public has supported it well. The soldier is now located on Lee Street facing south, as it should be. The Italian marble historic monument has been cleaned and preserved for the first time in its history.

The Virginia State History Award named the Alice Whitley Jones Award was presented to the chapter for moving and preserving the 94-year-old Confederate monument that was presented to the Bristol UDC Chapters in 1920 by Col. James M. Barker.

Late in the year, our chapter plans to re-dedicate the Confederate soldier inviting all contributors and interested citizens. Again, thanks to all for your support.

Joyce A. Kistner,
Project Director, Bristol, Va.

Anna F. Horne,
Treasurer, Bristol, Tenn.