Confederate Memorial & Friends in Need
Lord knows the Warren's are doing all they can to preserve our heritage and good name of our Southern heroes. Please support the efforts of our Patriots in the land of lincoln.
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From: Tand Pam Warren
To: Chuck Demastus
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 10:02 AM
Subject: I have some plans/I need some help
Chuck and the SHNV family,
I have mulled over in my mind this post for weeks it seems, and have decided to quit thinking about it and just make it. "The Lawrence County Confederate Memorial "here at Mole Church is in desperate need of some improvements. Nothing exceptionally expensive or elaborate, but needed none the less.
1. the granite stone itself has sunk about 2 1/2 inches (we didn't have the money in 2002 to have a footer poured, and I am surprised that it has taken nearly 4 years to settle I expected it in the first year truthfully.
2.as most here know 2 of the 3 flagpoles were vandalized, one has been repaired, one is beyond repair. and needs replaced......
3. the security light was busted......thanks to (TS) a good man from TX who sent a check we were able to procure a new one, and a local electrician has volunteered his time to install and wire it up.
4. I salvaged some beautiful old LA wrought iron (French Quarter style) that I would like to refurbish and install at the memorial...I have access to a sand blaster and of course a paint booth, I believe the addition of the wrought iron will truly be a beautiful thing in regards to the memorial area.
5.there have been so many visitors over the years that the parking area is basically now grass and dirt as the white gravel has all but disappeared it detracts from the look and after a solid rain is a mess that ruts up every time someone parks there.
6.the meditative garden just off to the side of the memorial has never been more beautiful than it is this year............it is like a baby to me, I nurture it daily.... I wish a simple concrete bench to set within it's confines and have found one that is affordable because one corner has a nick out of it........no big deal in my opinion I see a nicked bench better than no bench....
7 .as to flags I have at this time an abundance thanks to my camp members and good people from all over the South and as far away as AZ and CA.
Now ,these repairs and additions do not involve a large sum of money, but they do involve more money than Pam and I can spare at this time. The concrete and the gravel are the largest expense facing us, but the company will waive the delivery cost as their way of contributing. They are about 20 miles away, so I would have been faced with mileage costs tacked on.
I simply need a some people to chip in whatever they can .....a dollar or two here and there will add up, and for anyone who would donate $20 I will mail to them postage paid at no charge one of my cd's (their choice) including the brand new one. Just as a slight incentive and as a thank you.
I pray this post does not come off as begging for handouts, that is not it's intention, it is a plea however for some assistance to keep the Memorial area, sharp looking, and a loud and proud statement of honor for those venerable old CSA vets it pays homage to.
So if ya'll can see fit to help, I give you my word every penny will go into the Lawrence County Memorial Fund, and will be used only for the repairs, additions and upkeep.
I thank ya'll for your time and consideration.
In the bonds of the South old and new alike, standing in the shadows of my ancestors,
T warren, still behind the lines in ill annoy
Heritage Officer Capt James Knox camp 2022 GA. Div. SCV
If you wish to donate please send your check to
425 Jonathon Street
Bridgeport, IL. 62417
Earmark the check "Lawrence County Confederate Memorial" and please include your return address so I might thank those that assist personally..May God Bless........T