14 January 2009
Lee-Jackson Day In Lexington, Virginia
Saturday, 17 January 2009 Event Schedule: (All events, except the luncheon, are free and open to the public)
10 am - Stonewall Jackson Cemetery - Memorial Service and Tribute at the grave of Stonewall Jackson including special comments, music, and wreath laying ceremony. If you wish to place a wreath at the general's grave please rsvp before the ceremony.
Book Signing - Dr. Michael R. Bradley will be signing copies of his book It Happened in the Civil War in the Lee Chapel Museum gift shop beginning at around 11 am.
11 am - Parade through downtown Lexington leaving from Jackson's grave and proceeding to the parade ground at the Virginia Military Institute.
Noon - Lee Chapel - Memorial Service in honor of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson inside the beautiful Victorian chapel at Washington and Lee University. Lee Chapel was constructed under the direction of Robert E. Lee and his son, Custis. Lee Chapel contains the burial spot of the Lee family. Guest Speaker: Michael R. Bradley, Ph.D. Author of It Happened in the Civil War and other works.
(Note: No reenactment weapons are allowed on the Washington & Lee campus or in Lee Chapel. Also, no photography allowed inside Lee Chapel.)
1:30 pm - Luncheon (Tickets required). Our luncheon will be held at the historic Col Alto Estate and hotel at 601 E. Washington Street. Come enjoy great food and socialize with old friends and make new acquaintences. Please make your reservations by January 12th using our downloadable pdf form below. Price $20 per person. Choice of entree either Marinated Flank Steak or Chicken Florentine.
More details here.
(Click here for a short history of the Lee-Jackson Day celebration in Lexington.)