Monday, June 9, 2014

Early Camp Announcement

To all,

It is with pride and duty that I have the privilege to announce a exciting new project which honours our Florida volunteers who defended their land, home and families during the War for Southern Independence 1861-1865.

With assistance from John Stemple who sought our help in moving this project forward we intend to fund and construct the "Traveling Florida Confederate Memorial Wall" in the months to come. Referring to this in the future as TFCMW we are seeking donations from supporters of the Southern Cause as a means to educate the public in a honourable fashion.

The idea was conceived 2 years past but remained dormant till April when John contacted the Early Camp for our assistance. Having noted the excellent care and promotion of Confederate Memorial Park in Tampa we have formed a committee and secured a graphics provider to design and produce this project.

The wall will consist of 10 panels 4 foot wide by 6 foot in height as a means to support 4,265 soldier names who lost their life during the conflict. It will mirror the Viet Nam Memorial in Washington DC with it's appearance but with a Confederate theme.

The cost of the wall which includes a mounting base totals $ 8,500
 total and will be funded with your donations. We have received nearly 3,000 dollars in pledges after just 4 days of contacts. Any camp or chapter who will send us a contribution will be allowed to display the wall in any venue they choose. For example the Finley Camp in Havana Florida has plans to exhibit at the State Capital in Tallahassee. Imagine the exposure which will enhance respect for those men 150 year later.

We are accepting donations commencing this Memorial Day weekend and we urge everyone to have a part with this project.
Any amount will be accepted from SCV Camps, UDC and OCR Chapters plus Veterans Organisations, historical clubs and most importantly individuals throughout the country.

The Early Camp will set up a Pay Pal feature on our web site or you may donate a check / money order to the following address below. Please consider supporting this outstanding concept as we remember the ultimate sacrifice of our Confederate ancestors.

Mailing Address;
PO Box 3885
Winter Haven, Florida  33885

Mike Herring Camp 556.....  813 681 6922
John Stemple Camp 556
Commander David King Camp 556.....  727 224 4484  Early Camp  Traveling Florida Confederate Moving Wall

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