2016-01-06 / Community

Annual SW GA Lee-Jackson Banquet to be held January 9

Large crowd attended last year’s banquet. Large crowd attended last year’s banquet. The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) Albany Camp 141 Lt. Col. Thomas M. Nelson will host the Annual Southwest Georgia Lee-Jackson Banquet on Saturday January 9, 2016, at the American Legion Post 30 at 2916 Gillionville Road in Albany. The speaker for the event will be Ray McBerry, who is a former candidate for Georgia governor and a former Georgia SCV Division Commander. All men, women, and young people who are interested in Southern and Confederate history, heritage, and culture are invited. Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) or United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) is not required, and attendance at the Lee-Jackson Banquet is encouraged.

Arrival time is 5 to 6 p.m.. The band “A Joyful Noise” will play Confederate and Southern Gospel music 6 to 7 p.m. followed by a meal by Southern Elegance Catering. Advance reservations are required. Reservations are $20 for a single adult, $38 for a couple and $15 each for young people under age 21. You may make reservations by mailing a USPS money order or check payable to SCV Camp 141 to Adjutant Treasurer Bob Logan, 170 Midway Street, Leesburg, Georgia 31763 or you may contact James W. King SCV Albany Camp 141 Commander, 229-854- 1944, jkingantiquearms@bellsouth.net and arrange to pay upon arrival.

Confederate General Robert E. Lee has always been considered the epitome of a great and true Southern gentleman and an exemplary Christian. The man Lee considered “His Right Arm,” Confederate General Thomas Jonathan Jackson, was also a devout Christian who started a Sunday School Class for black Southerners. Both generals were superior military tacticians, and their battle tactics are studied world wide in military academies. Former U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt considered Lee “the greatest of the great captains that the English speaking people have produced.” We recognize Robert E. Lee as one of our greatest American Christians and one of our greatest American gentlemen.” President Dwight Eisenhower promoted Lee as a role model for American youth.

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