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Southern Heritage <br>News and Views: ANNUAL ROBERT E. LEE/STONEWALL JACKSON EVENT SET FOR JAN. 28th

Saturday, January 07, 2012


Knoxville -- The Longstreet/Zollicoffer Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will host their 19th annual celebration of the birthdays of Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson at the Foundry Restaurant located at the north end of World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville on Saturday January 28. Instead of the usual keynote address, the event will feature a first person presentation of Anna Jackson who was “Stonewall’s” beloved “Esposa” by Nora Brooks.
A native of Monroe N.C., Ms Brooks has earned degrees from both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Charlotte and has studied at St. Andrews University, Scotland. Among her achievements was the development of the elective Civil War Studies for the Union County, NC Public Schools. Ms. Brooks has been recognized for her outstanding contributions to education with many awards including Teacher of the Year, The UDC Jefferson Davis Medal and the North Carolina Inspirational Teacher Award.

Come and hear Nora Brooks in character as Anna Jackson, as she presents the life story of T. J. “Stonewall” Jackson. This should be an entertaining as well as an educational evening for all who attend. Make your reservations soon and help Camp 87 Celebrate the Sesquicentennial with this great event
Each year we gather to honor the births of Robert E. Lee and Thomas Jonathan Jackson who were born Jan. 19, 1807 and Jan. 21, 1824 respectively. In Tennessee, Lee’s birthday is an official State Day of Special Observance.
The Lee/Jackson dinner, as always, is open to and the public is welcomed. It is always a dignified, family friendly event with a dress code and men are encouraged to wear jackets and ties. Business or period attire are also acceptable. The dinner will open with a brief drill and flag presentation ceremony by uniformed Confederate re-enactors.
Doors open at 6 p.m. for a social hour. The buffet-style dinner is at 7 p.m. Cost is $30 per adult, $15 per child 12 and under. Several door prizes will be awarded. Advance reservations with full payment are required, and must be received no later than January 20th as seating is limited.

Mail reservation requests with payments to Lee/Jackson Day Dinner, c/o SCV Camp 87, P.O. Box 943, Knoxville, Tenn. 37901. Make checks payable to Lee/Jackson Dinner. Reservations should be received no later than Wednesday January 25th.
For additional information, call Ron Jones at 865-947-3394; John Hitt at 865-689-4592; Brian Fox at 986-5259; Arthur Harris at 865-742-8755 or Scott Hall at 865-607-9559.


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