Everette Ellis, Chairman & Treasurer
Jim Cochrane, Service Coordinator
||Michael W. Cash
And with Representatives from the
7 Virginia Division Brigades
Further information about the
Jefferson F. Davis Memorial Committee
can be obtained by contacting Everette Ellis
Jefferson Davis Memorial Committee was charted by the Virginia
Division in 1994, and is sponsored by Sons of Confederate Veterans National. The Jefferson
F. Davis Memorial Committee was given the responsibility of improving
and maintaining Davis Circle at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond,
Virginia. The site is home to the final resting place of the Confederacy’s
only President, Jefferson F. Davis, and his family.
committee has worked hard to restore the Davis family Circle in
to a place that all Southerners would be pleased and proud of.
We encourage you to visit Davis Circle and hope that you will be
pleased and honored with its new look.
there is more to be done and additional funding is needed. Stones
and monuments in the Circle need to be cleaned and several benches
installed to benefit the thousands of people who visit this historic
site each year. In addition, we need to maintain the grounds with
fertilization, liming, and reseeding. Currently, Hollywood Cemetery
officials are only responsible for grass cutting. More funding
will ensure that the site will be maintained as a beautiful sanctuary
that reflects the pride and respect that we have for our Southern
ancestors and their leaders.
year at the Hollywood Cemetery a memorial service is held to honor
Jefferson F. Davis. The service is held on the first Saturday in
June, commemorating Davis’ birthday, June 3rd, 1808. The
program is free and open to the public.
Memorial service is a family event complete with music, poems,
historians and authors. There will also be a marching bagpipe band,
honor guard and musket salutes. An unforgettable artillery salute
with replica cannons. Period dress is encouraged, but is not required.
The Ceremonial flags, which have flown on the president’s
flag pole, will be made available along with a certificate of authenticity.
Free souvenir programs, ribbons, and light refreshments will be
served on a first come first serve basis.
ceremony remembers and honors a Southern gentleman who served with
the United States Army during the Black Hawk war and is also a
hero of the Mexican war. In addition to serving as the Commander
in Chief of the Confederate Army and Navy, Jefferson F. Davis had
served as a US Congressman, US Senator, and Secretary of War. We
encourage you to join the Davis Committee and become a part of
this worthwhile event. You can also assist us if you know of any
group or member that would like to participate in the annual Memorial
donation is not only helping to honor your southern ancestors
and their leaders, but also helping to save a piece of Virginia’s
heritage. The Jefferson Davis Memorial Committee is an entity of
the Virginia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans; a 501(c)(e)
non-profit organization, Federal ID #51-022781. All donations are
tax deductible to the full extent provided for by law.
make donation to:
F. Davis Memorial Fund
Everette Ellis (Treasurer)
620 North James Street,
F. Davis was a man of energy, and enthusiasm, who held his faith
in God and to the cause of Southern Independence. Your contributions
will insure that the Davis Circle will be maintained in a manner
befitting the Confederate President and that the site will always
reflect the care and devotion that you have for your Southern leaders.