Monday, February 17, 2020

New J.E.B. Stuart Monument To Be Raised in Ararat, Va


We are pleased to support our friends at J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust in their efforts to erect a new monument at Laurel Hill. This is exactly how we should be responding to the disgraceful attempts to remove our memorials... raise more! We ask you to consider making a contribution to this worthy endeavor...
"The Board of Directors of the JEB Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust announces a fundraising campaign to erect a monument at Laurel Hill. This effort is actually a continuation of a monument fundraiser started a number of years ago, but was tabled due to cost and other considerations. The Board feels now is the right time to fulfill that obligation. This monument, which will be unveiled in 2020, the 30th anniversary of the organization, will be of granite, standing seven feet tall, with mounted bronze plaques. One plaque will show an image of Stuart in his early years at Laurel Hill, a rendition done by local artist Allen Weidhaas. JEB Stuart VI posed for this model when he was younger. The second plaque will have quotes from letters JEB wrote in later years, telling of his feelings and desire to return to the place of his birth. The dedication will be announced at a later date.
Some may feel that today’s political climate dose not lend itself to building new monuments. The Board of Directors would argue the opposite, that more monuments, statuary, and interpretive signs should erected, not just to Stuart’s time, but to all historical figures, who are part of our country’s collective history and heritage.
All donations to this monument will be greatly appreciated. Donations of twenty-five dollars or more will receive a bronze monument medallion and donors will be duly noted in upcoming editions of the Trust’s newsletter, Reconnaissance. Thank you for your support in our endeavors."
Make checks payable to:
JEB Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust Inc.
and mail to:
J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace, Inc.
Post Office Box 1210
Stuart, VA 24171-1210
contact:  laurelhill@jebstuart.org

3 comments:

C.W. Roden said...

Outstanding!

Linda said...

Words can not express how wonderful this news is to me. It is time to stop being afraid of our heritage. This area is special to my family as my daughters and grandchildren have many Confederate ancestors from this very same area. Please keep us posted as to the date of the unveiling I will do everything I can to see family make it to this event. God bless you and protect you as you spread the word of our Southern Heritage.

Unknown said...

That is our history folks they need to get used to it! You cannot change history! Everybody has a history and I haven't heard of anybody in this world trying to change someone's history