10 June 2007
Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal Award
I wish to thank the Joseph W. Anderson Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy for inviting me to address their meeting yesterday in Buchanan, Virginia. While there, I was awarded the UDC's Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal. This award is given for "excellence in history, essay writing, declamation and other points of special attainment in the preservation of Southern history." The certificate was awarded for . . . "Preserving Confederate History by researching, writing, and publishing, The Maxims of Robert E. Lee for Young Gentlemen and Stonewall Jackson ~ The Black Man's Friend." The medal is the highest award bestowed by the UDC to non-members.
I am honored and grateful.