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