Harpers ferry civil war round tableHARPERS FERRY CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE
DATE: Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
TIME: Dinner 7:00 PM; Program 8:00
PLACE: Camp Hill Methodist Church, Harpers Ferry, WV
SPEAKER: Jim Glymph
SUBJECT: The Confederate Memorial in Arlington Cemetery
Jim Glymph lives in the Avon Bend subdivision on the Shenandoah River in Jefferson County. He is a retired Department of the Army data administrator and Northern Virginia Community College associate professor of Information Technology. Although his career was computer-oriented, The War for Southern Independence has been his passion for sixty years. Currently, he is the editor of the Jefferson County Historical Society magazine, president of the Old Charles Town Library board, member of the Henry Kyd Douglas Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, member of General Adam Stephens Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution and an avid relic hunter.
In 1912, almost fifty years after The War, the Federal Government allowed the cornerstone to be laid for a memorial to Confederate dead in Arlington National Cemetery. Unveiled in 1914, surrounded by Confederate soldier and family member graves, it is a monument of intense power and symbolism. The presentation, accompanied by numerous photographs, will include the politics leading up to the approval and location, the ceremony, a history of the sculptor, the monument and the analysis of its symbolism.
A family-style meal will be served at 7:00 PM prior to the program. The cost of the meal is $15.00 per person. Reservations for the meal must be phoned in no later than Sunday, February 6th, to Allison Alsdorf, at 304-535-2101 or you can email her at [email protected] The meal will be Sliced Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Iced Tea, Rolls, Butter, Dessert.