The Confederate Memorial is a memorial in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, in the United States, that commemorates members of the armed forces of the Confederate States of America who died during the War Between the States.
In 1900, Congress authorized Confederate remains to be reinterred at Arlington National Cemetery, which designated a special section for them (in what is now Section 16).
The Confederate Memorial was erected there in 1914.
Authorized in March 1906, former Confederate soldier and sculptor Moses Jacob Ezekiel was commissioned by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in November 1910 to design the memorial. It was unveiled by President Woodrow Wilson on June 4, 1914 (the 106th anniversary of the birth of Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederate States of America).
The UDC women raised that money 5 and 10 cents at a time at bake sales, bazaars, and the like – all across the South. Most Southern soldiers were not buried in a marked grave. They were dumped in a slit trench by some farmer. There was no cemetery where grieving families could go and view their lost loved ones. These memorials served as the only place where some families could go and recall their lost son, husband, and father.
The WOKE Naming Commission identified the monument as something that is under its purview in March 2022 and the Secretary of Defense will determine its fate. The memorial will be dismantled and taken down by January 2024.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans will work diligently to push back against the Naming Commission and fight against other Machiavellian proposals that continue to divide our nation. We urge all patriotic Americans to contact their representatives and senators and voice opposition.
To find your member of Congress, please see https://www.house.gov/representatives and https://www.senate.gov/senators/senators-contact.htm