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From The Commander
If you know of anyone that might like to speak at a meeting or you would like to speak yourself please let me know. We would like for as many of our own folks to present programs as possible. This allows you to share a corner of history that may be of interest to you and the group as well. This is just a reminder that the 2013 convention will take place the weekend of April 12-14, 2013 in , in Rockbridge County (outside of Lexington, VA). Details, including registration information, are on the Division website . Additionally, this is an election year in which all camp positions will be filled for the next 2 years. Our Camp has some wonderfully talented individuals capable of filling any of the positions. I encourage our membership to step forward and consider being a candidate for service. Jack Marlar, will be attending our March Meeting. For the ones that don't know, Jack Marlar, is a Field Representative for the SCV

The camp has a memory candle which is lit at the beginning of each months meeting. This is done in memory/honor of someone's ancestor(s), person of interest/of note, passed member, event, etc... Please take just a few minutes and step forward and light the candle. Many members have stepped forward over the past few months. If you would like to light the memory candle please let me and I'll make arrangements for one of the upcoming meetings. Brent Tyree and Will Adams have offered to work getting the camp trailer ready for events,( storage racks. Etc) we hope to get started on it in the near future.

Bill Brown Commander, Robert E. Lee Camp #1589 Midlothian,VA.

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The Virginal Flaggers are still hard at work preserving history,Many of the citizens who stop and ask us what the occasion is are shocked to find out about the museum's violations of law, violations of transfer agreements, the desecration of a War Memorial to our Virginia and southern soldiers, and the desecration of a place of worship. The public is even more shocked to learn that the museum has willfully encroached on the Confederate Memorial Park and has approached the General Assembly of Virginia to have the Chapel destroyed. In years past, only the efforts of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy have influenced the legislators by going to the State Capitol carrying the flags of our ancestors and voicing their opposition to the vile and evil plans of this so called museum. The museum exists today only by the efforts of the then Governor Pollard, who on bended knee, begged the Sons of Confederate Veterans to approve a small area of the Confederate Memorial Park to be used as a small museum. The SCV took pity on the Governor and approved a tiny little area for a museum to be built on the condition that one area of the museum be dedicated to presenting the history and artifacts of the Confederacy. Since that time, especially under the watch of Governor Douglas Wilder (the founder of the slave museum with the missing money), the museum has greatly encroached on the grounds of the R.E. Lee Camp Confederate Memorial Park by extending its parking lots, building over top of the park, destroying the ancient oak trees, and erecting abstract art on the remainder of the park. The Sons of Confederate Veterans has a pending law suit against the State for all of its violations and desecrations to our soldiers memorial. We should be turning out at least half the membership of our camp every Saturday to stand in defense of our heritage - especially since this heritage violation is going on right here in our back yard. Don't be an "arm chair" patriot - come out and stand for something worthwhile. Bring the wife, girlfriend, kids, and even the dog! We even have folks that are crippled or carrying oxygen bottles out there with a flag!

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Adjutant/Treasurer Report

The Official Publication Of The General Robert E Lee camp #1589 Of The Sons Of Confederate Veteran Midlothian, Virginia

Our checking account balance as of January 16th was $2,694.18. Attendance at the February meeting was 14 members and 7 visitors. The February meeting was our camp auction. The total raised in the auction was $368.00. Other donations were $53.00 for a total of $421.00. The camp would like to thank everyone who donated or purchased items, and our auctioneers, Commander Bill Brown and 2nd Lt. Commander Tommy Clinger. Anyone interested in helping with Chesterfield County Confederate History and Heritage Day or Chesterfield County Fair please call me. The last planning meeting for Chesterfield County Confederate History and Heritage Day was held January 31st. The next will most likely be February 28th. Thank you to those who have already signed up to help set up and to man the recruiting booth. It will soon be time to submit the application for the Virginia Division Outstanding Camp Award. Please send me any War Between the States-related activities you have participated since this year around February. Such activities would include serving on a Confederate color guard, participating in educational or living history events, participating in memorial services or grave markings, and any other events presenting a positive image of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Several members have reported their activities. Thank you to those who have volunteered to help with creating flag storage space in the camp trailer. Respectfully submitted, Blair Perrow Adjutant/Treasurer 02/25/2013

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ON January 19, 2013 - The Lee-Jackson Camp #1 held a Remembrance Service for General Robert E Lee on January 19th, 2013 at the Confederate War Memorial Chapel on the grounds of the RE Lee Confederate Memorial Park in Richmond. The Stuart-Mosby Society held a service at the Capitol building. More than a handful of members turned out, we hope to have more participation in future events. A wreath was laid on behalf of the camp.

Many members of the camp have inquired about shirts for our camp, If you know a printer that might give a deal on a quality product please let the commander know.

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The Military History Committee of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia will present its annual Confederate History and Heritage Day program from noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 6th, at the historic 1917 Chesterfield Courthouse, 10011 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield. Confederate artifacts will be available for viewing and a living-history re-enactment will be presented by members of “A” Company, 46th Virginia Infantry. Civil War-era exhibits will be presented by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Chesterfield County Museum

Please plan to attend, Our camp helps with set up and tear down of tents , tables, and chairs.

Next Meeting
Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday March. 5th , 2013 dinner at 6 P.M. and to follow with business and speaker. at 7 P.M. at the Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant, 2401 Colony Crossing Place Midlothian, VA 23112

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