On 10 May, Charleston 4 of South Carolina Division and SCV Secession
4 Camp held their Confederate Memorial Service at Magnolia Cemetery
with Ex-President General June Wells officiating. It was an honor to
bring Greetings from our General Organization. Thank you, Glenda
Knight, for chauffeuring me around.
At Annapolis, on 22nd of May, I presented
Midshipman First Class Alexander J. Pybus our Award in honor of
Commodore Matthew Fontaine Maury for the Outstanding Student of
Flying from Annapolis to Colorado Springs, Colorado, I
presented our Award on the 26th of May for the
Outstanding Cadet in Basic Sciences Award to Cadet Colonel Rachel
Kennedy in honor of Lt. Gen. Claire Lee Chenault, founder of the
famed “Flying Tigers”. Rachel will be going into the field of
medicine. The United States Air Force Academy was celebrating their
It was also time to visit with two of my High School
Classmates, Col. Patty Chappell (Retired) USAF Nurse and Terry
Friday, May 30th, I flew to Nashville,
Tennessee, where Jeanell Kutterer picked me up from the airport to
drive me to Fairview, Kentucky, birthplace of our President
Jefferson Davis, for two days of celebrating including judging a
Period Dress Pageant, attending the Ladies Tea, going up in the
elevator of the impressive Jefferson Davis Monument, and installing
officers of the Captain Nathaniel A Wesson 2396.
Linda Fritz, Tennessee Division President, and her husband,
Bill, were such gracious hosts while I stayed in their lovely home
and a HUGE “thank you” to all the Daughters of Tennessee who
presented me with many wonderful gifts that I will cherish.
On Sunday, 1 June, we gathered at Mount Olivet Cemetery in
Nashville for Confederate Memorial Day and to place flowers on the
grave of our founder,
Mrs. Caroline Meriwether Goodlett.
Thanks to my grandson, John Michael Klinkenberg, I was able to
arrive on time for my flight that afternoon to fly back home.
“United We Stand”
Sorrel” Rides Again
Introduce all of the children in your
General "Stonewall" Jackson's favorite horse, "Little
Sorrel"! This unique, high-quality cuddly, stuffed
animal is waiting in the UDC Memorial Building "stable"
in hopes he can yet help the Cause. When you purchase
him for $25.95, which includes shipping and handling,
all profits will be used to purchase filing cabinets for
our Business Office. (Flags not included) With weighted
"bean-bag" hooves, “Little Sorrel” is a
10" tall "flip-flop" plush sure to become a collectors'
item, adored by kids of all ages; and, if you order one
for yourself, he won't tell! Supplies are limited. Find
General Jackson's favorite steed under "Gift Items" on
the 2014 UDC Supplies and Gifts Price list.
Memorial Building Unexpected Expenses
Front Brick Walkway
Left Brick Walkway
At the 2013 Spring Board, we experienced a drain
problem in the men’s bathroom and this year at Spring Board, the
ladies bathroom and the kitchen plumbing required extensive repair
and replacement of pipes. Since the Commonwealth of Virginia would
not allow us to lay the pipe in a less expensive route, it
necessitated our brick walkway in front of the building being torn
up and redone
(Remember, we own the land where our Memorial Building is built, but
do not own the land around our building.) The old pipes were terra
cotta and crumbled forcing us to replace everything.
The total cost of repairing and replacing both the drainage system
and our brick walkway will be over $70,000.00. We are asking for
donations, which are tax deductible, to offset these expenses and
all donors’ names will be published in our magazine under three
$500 – Lieutenant
$100 – Private
We have a beautiful Memorial Building and we want to ensure it
Sesquicentennial Plate will soon
be available at a cost of $115.00 each. This price
includes a commemorative box and shipping and handling.
Limited numbered edition of 300 plates
will be produced. These plates will be available
for sale through 2015.
They may be pre-ordered with checks made
out to “Treasurer General UDC” and please
note on check “Sesquicentennial Plate(s)”.
The cream rimmed plate is a gold custom
design created to commemorate the
Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States. Cotton
bolls and magnolias, both symbols of the South, surround
the center tribute to the Great
Seal of the Confederacy.