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WHAT IS THE UNITED DAUGHTERS OF
The United Daughters of the Confederacy is made up of more than 20,000 women nationwide who are blood descendents, lineal or collateral, of the men and women who served honorably in the Army, Navy or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America or who gave material aid to the cause. Our objectives are Historical, Educational, Benevolent, Memorial and Patriotic, and our work is concentrated in these areas.
THE MISSISSIPPI DIVISION UDC
Organized in Meridian, Mississippi, on April 27, 1897, the Mississippi Division United Daughters of the Confederacy has more than 600 members in 28 chapters located throughout the state. Mississippi Daughters work diligently to carry out the objectives of our Organization.
DAYS OF OBSERVANCE
According to the Standing Rules of UDC General all bodies of the UDC are to observe annually,
when possible, the following special days:
- January 14 Birthday of Commander Matthew Fontaine Maury
- January 19 Birthday of General Robert E. Lee
- January 21 Birthday of General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
- June 3 Birthday of Confederate President Jefferson Davis
- Sept 16 Birthday of Admiral Franklin Buchanan
- Sept 27 Birthday of Admiral Raphael Semmes
- April 25 Confederate Memorial Day
Published monthly (with the sole exception of a combined June/July issue) by the General Organization of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the UDC MAGAZINE includes messages from the General Officers and news about Division and Chapter activities around the country. Subscription rate is $15.00 per year. ($27 for two years, $40 for three years.) Subscription rate for 100% Chapters is $12.00 per year. For additional information or submitting articles and ads and for subscription information, please click here.
Believed to be the oldest continually published Division Newsletter/paper in the General Organization, Mississippi's OUR HERITAGE is published four times each year and is provided to each member of the Mississippi Divison UDC as a benefit of her membership dues.
The next deadline for submission of material for publication in OUR HERITAGE: November 14, 2014. Submit officer and committee messages, news, upcoming events, and pictures to the Division Editor.
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This page was last updated on: 12/6/2014
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118th Annual Division Convention, September 2014
Duncan M. Gray Conference Center
Our Convention Chairman Pauline Watkins reports:
"Wow! Convention is finally over - and if you were not there then you missed a great time. We had business meetings, Dixie Derby Hat Contest, Derby Horse Race, and election & installation of new officers. We also had President General Jamie Likens in attendance, and she even had a hat and horse in the race!"
More information about the MS Division Convention will be available
in Our Heritage due out in a few weeks. A listing of our newly elected MS Division officers can be found at the link to the left that reads "DIVISION and GENERAL OFFICERS."
Celeste Young (R) passing the MS Division President's gavel to Janice Strohm (L) at Division Convention, September 2014.
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MS Division President Janice Strohm and Page Katherine Blalock at Gen Convention, November 2014.
(Ready to bring the flag in on Friday)