President General Message
My visit to our Business Office in Richmond was from the 12th
through the 19th of January. On the 17th of January, it was my
pleasure to bring greetings and present our wreath during the
Lee-Jackson ceremonies at the State Capitol with Mrs. Gary L.
Snyder, Virginia Division President presiding at the Division event.
Mr. John Frawner was the guest speaker and the vast array of wreaths
presented were beautiful.
On the 18th, we gathered in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Capitol
for the District of Columbia Division ceremony at the Crypt in front
of Robert E. Lee’s statue. Joan Traynor, D.C. Division President,
conducted the grand ceremony in honor of the 207th birthday of
Robert E. Lee and it was the 105th consecutive time this event has
been held. The speaker from the National Parks and Recreation
Department spoke on the many contributions of Robert E. Lee to the
United States of America before the WBTS and to his inspiring
character. The speaker admitted he was a “Yankee”, and was
fascinated to learn of the many outstanding facts about our Hero and
Southern Gentleman. It was an honor to be present at the occasion.
Thank you to Donald and Barbara Joyner for driving me to both of
these impressive ceremonies.
Please welcome our newest employee, Teresa E. Roane, archivist,
previously employed by the Museum of the Confederacy. We look
forward to the “surprises” that will be documented and archived by
Teresa from the items that have been donated to our Memorial
Massing of the Flags
for Bus Transportation
The Isle of Wight Chapter #699 celebrate the chapter's 110th
Jamie Likins, Myrna Sharon, President of the The
Isle of Wight Chapter #699 and Suzanne Townsend, Virginia Division
President, celebrate the chapter's 110th Anniversary at
chapter meeting in Smithfield, VA.
59th Annual CofC General
Memorial Service 2013
July 19, 2013
Front Row L to R: Mrs.
Jennie Widowski, Director General, CofC, Miss Jordan Joyner, Miss
Danielle Cain, Miss Audrey Joyner, Miss Jessica Sizemore, Mr.
Stewart Inman, Miss Loren Sterling, Mrs. Jamesene “Jamie” Likins,
President General UDC
Back Row L to R: Mr.
Daniel Gallagher, Miss Peyton Sammons, Miss Katie Sterling, Mr. Seth
Cook, President General CofC, Miss Susan Melton, Honorary President
of General CofC and Mr. A. J. Widowski, Ex-President General, CofC
In attendance at the June
3, 2013, Jefferson Davis Presidential Library Dedication
and Ribbon Cutting were, l. to r., Pam Trammel, Vice
President General; Jamie Likins, President General; Seth
Cook, President General CofC; and Celeste Young,
President Mississippi Division.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy is the outgrowth of many
local memorial, monument, and Confederate home associations and
auxiliaries to camps of United Confederate Veterans that were
organized after the War Between the States. It is the oldest
patriotic organization in our country because of its connection with
two statewide organizations that came into existence as early as
1890 -- the Daughters of the Confederacy (DOC) in Missouri and the
Ladies' Auxiliary of the Confederate Soldiers Home in Tennessee.
The National Association of the Daughters of the Confederacy was
organized in Nashville, Tenn., on September 10, 1894, by founders
Mrs. Caroline Meriwether Goodlett
of Nashville and Mrs. Anna
Davenport Raines of Georgia. At its second meeting in
Atlanta, Ga., in 1895, the Organization changed its name to the
United Daughters of the Confederacy. The United Daughters of the
Confederacy was incorporated under the laws of the District of
Columbia on July 18, 1919.
The objects of
the organization are Historical, Educational, Benevolent,
Memorial and Patriotic:
- To collect and preserve the material necessary for a
truthful history of the War Between the States and to protect, preserve, and
mark the places made historic by Confederate valor
- To assist descendants of worthy Confederates in securing
a proper education
- To fulfill the sacred duty of benevolence toward the
survivor of the War and those dependent upon them
- To honor the memory of those who served and those who
fell in the service of the Confederate States of America
- To record the part played during the War by Southern
women, including their patient endurance of hardship, their
patriotic devotion during the struggle, and their untiring
efforts during the post-War reconstruction of the South
- To cherish the ties of friendship among the members of
Membership is open to
women no less than 16 years of age who are blood descendants, lineal
or collateral, of men and women who served honorably in the
Army, Navy or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America, or
gave Material Aid to the Cause. If you are interested in joining,
please fill out our contact form below.