WWWarrior added a topic in PoliticsStatues-United Daughters of ConfederacySo who placed many of these monuments around the US relative to the Confederacy?
.........Like this rock that nobody was paying attention to in Franklin, OH
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Objectives of the United Daughters of The Confederacy
Jefferson Davis Historical Silver Medal
Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal
The UDC collects and preserves rare books, documents, diaries, letters, personal records, and other papers of historical importance relating to the period 1861 to 1865. The Goodlett Memorial Library, located at the UDC Memorial Building in Richmond, Va., is the repository for this collection.
The Mrs. Simon Baruch University Award is a $2000 grant-in-aid of publication, presented in even-numbered years, for the purpose of encouraging research in Southern history.
The Jefferson Davis Historical Silver Medal is awarded to students who excel in the preservation of Confederate history.
The Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal is given for outstanding contributions in furthering the study and preservation of Confederate history through historical research, writing, public speaking, and other points of special achievement in keeping with the historical aims and purposes of the Organization.
The Mrs. Norman V. Randolph Relief Fund was established in 1910 to help needy Confederate women. The fund continues to assist women who are the daughters of Confederate veterans by providing quarterly financial assistance and personal remembrances throughout the year.
On the local, state and national level, Daughters work with numerous civic organizations including homeless shelters, homes for battered women and children, hospital associations, and food banks.
Education is and has always been a priority with the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The Organization offers a number of scholarships to those who meet certain criteria (see Scholarships).
The Annabella Drummond McMath Scholarship provides women over the age of 30 with the opportunity to continue (or begin) their education.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy also presents a number of scholastic awards annually. Recipients are chosen by their academies or universities/colleges solely on the basis of merit.
United States Air Force Academy
The Lieutenant General Claire L. Chenault Award to the cadet with the highest rating in basic science
United States Coast Guard Academy
The Admiral Raphael Semmes Award to the cadet with the highest proficiency in applied science
United States Merchant Marine Academy
The Commodore Matthew Fontaine Maury Award for excellence in physics
United States Naval Academy
The Commodore Matthew Fontaine Maury Award for the outstanding student in physics
Virginia Military Institute
Stonewall Jackson Award for highest academic achievement in physics
The William Porcher DuBose Award to the First Honor Graduate and ranking cadet
Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Me.)
The Jefferson Davis Award to an undergraduate excelling in constitutional law
University of Virginia
The Jefferson Davis Award to a student for excellence in constitutional law
Davidson College (N.C.)
George Robert Earle Grant-In-Aid
Union Theological Seminary (Richmond, Va.)
The Robert E. Lee Ministerial Scholarship
The Goodlett Memorial Library at the UDC Memorial Building contains material suitable for research on the War Between the States. It is open to members and researchers by appointment with the Library Coordinator.
In 1898, President William McKinley, a Union veteran, asked that the North “in a spirit of fraternity” share with the South the care of the graves of Confederate soldiers. In consequence, a Confederate section was designated in Arlington National Cemetery, and the remains of 267 Confederate soldiers were reinterred in this section. Upon receiving permission from Secretary of War William Howard Taft to place a Confederate monument in Arlington Cemetery, the United Daughters of the Confederacy embarked on a campaign to secure funds to build the monument. This 32.5-foot bronze monument contains 32 life-size figures. The dominating feature is a woman of heroic size who represents the South. The monument was unveiled on June 4, 1914. In accepting for the nation, President Woodrow Wilson said: “I am not so much happy as proud to participate in this capacity on such an occasion; proud that I should represent such a people.”
In 1913, Congress appropriated $400,000 to establish a memorial commemorating the services of the women of the North and the South during the period 1861 to 1865; another $300,000 was contributed by patriotic Americans. This memorial is the permanent headquarters of the American Red Cross Society in Washington, D.C.
Lee Window Washington National Cathedral
Three Tiffany stained glass memorial windows were donated to the building: one by the Women’s Relief Corps of the Grand Army of the Republic, one by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and one jointly by the two organizations. A marble tablet on the wall of the landing contains the following marker lettered in gold:
A Memorial built by the Government of the United States and Patriotic Citizens to the Women of the North and the Women of the South by a now United Country that their labors to mitigate the sufferings of the sick and wounded in war may be perpetuated, this memorial is dedicated to the service of the American Red Cross.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy placed memorials to General Robert E. Lee and General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., in 1957. These memorials, in the form of a bay, contain two tracery windows depicting episodes in the lives of the two generals.
The Organization places wreaths annually to commemorate the births of General Robert E. Lee (January 19) and President Jefferson Davis (June 3) in Statuary Hall, United States Capitol; at the Jefferson Davis Monument, Monument Avenue, Richmond, Va., for the Annual Massing of the Flags (June 3); at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, on November 11 (Veterans’ Day); and at the Confederate Monument, Arlington National Cemetery, on Memorial Day.
On state and local levels, memorial observances are held annually to remember not only the men who served in the War Between the States but also the veterans of all wars.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy has always come to the aid of the nation in times of crisis. At the beginning of World War I, the President General of the UDC wrote to President Woodrow Wilson and offered the loyal support of the 100,000 United Daughters of the Confederacy in whatever capacity their services would be needed. During the war, the UDC supported 70 hospital beds at the American Military Hospital at Neuilly, France, at a cost of $42,000 per year. It contributed $82,069 for French and Belgian orphans. On the home front, UDC members purchased $24,843,368 worth of war bonds and savings stamps. In addition, $841,676 was donated to the Red Cross and other war relief work.
During World War II, the United Daughters of the Confederacy was the first national women’s organization to offer its service to the United States government for war relief. The work of the UDC was recognized by its inclusion at various national conferences held by the War Department. The UDC assisted the National Nursing Association by giving financial support for student nurses until the Bolton Act was passed by the United States Congress creating the first Cadet Nurse Corps. The UDC also donated ambulances for use at European battle sites and donated a blood plasma unit through the Red Cross. Daughters sold $18,534,213 in war bonds. The Red Cross commended the UDC for its outstanding work and contributions.
During the Korean War, the Vietnam Conflict , and Desert Shield/Desert Storm — and in the aftermath of September 11 — the United Daughters of the Confederacy has continued its patriotic work. Daughters donate thousands of dollars and spend countless hours every year working with the nation’s veterans in Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities and nursing homes. The UDC presently has representatives and deputies in VA medical centers in 18 states.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy honors men and women of Confederate descent who have served their country in time of war by bestowing a variety of military service awards.
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WWWarrior added a topic in Neighborhood newsCoyotes In Villagex
There have been several reports of coyotes in the Village recently. It is important to remain proactive to avoid conflicts with coyotes, but it is also important to understand how to manage an encounter on your property. Removing attractants is the most important and effective way to lessen the chance of a coyote appearing on your property.
Attractants can include:
Loose or unattended pets, especially small dogs and free-ranging cats,Food or food scraps of any kind, especially meat,Food or water bowls for pets left outside,Fallen fruit from trees or seed from bird feeders, Composting bins without tight-fitting lids, Garbage bags or cans without tight-fitting lids.If you do encounter a coyote on your property, do not run from it. Instead, stand your ground if you are in a safe location. Coyotes are generally fearful of humans, so yell, wave your arms or throw things at the coyote to scare it off your property. Effective deterrents include air horns, hoses or (in extreme cases) pepper spray. If the coyote is not responding to your attempts to drive it away, or it appears aggressive, sick or injured, DO NOT APPROACH IT. If you find yourself in a dangerous situation, contact the Greenhills Police Department at 513-825-2101. You may also contact the Ohio Division of Wildlife at 937-372-5639 for more information on coyotes and trappers.
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WWWarrior added a topic in Winton Woods School TalkSchools Open Aug. 15X
Winton Woods City Schools start Tuesday, August 15th
Winton Woods City Schools start tomorrow, August 15th! Summer is over for these students, so this means you can expect increased traffic on Junefield Ave. near Winton Woods Primary North and on Farragut Rd. near Winton Woods Middle School.
Also, please be mindful that the school zone speed limit of 20mph will be enforced around the schools. Take extra care to drive safely and keep an eye out for students or families walking to school, especially early in the morning.
Thank you and we hope all students have a wonderful school year!
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WWWarrior added a topic in General DiscussionInteresting Facts On HealthcareAugust 9, 2017: The individual healthcare mandate requires every American to buy health insurance or pay a fine. In 2016, 6.5 million Americans chose to pay the fine rather than sign up for insurance on the Obamacare exchanges.
The mandate has always been the most unpopular part of President Obama’s healthcare law, officially known as the Affordable Care Act. In addition to those who pay the fine rather than buy the mandated levels of insurance, 15 million people would drop their Obamacare coverage if it were legal to do so.
This does not necessarily mean that these individuals want to go without insurance. Obamacare requires every insurance policy to cover a set of what it defines as Essential Health Benefits. The more benefits that a plan covers, the more expensive it is. Some people might prefer to buy less comprehensive insurance at a lower cost. For example, one option might be to buy insurance only for major healthcare costs such as surgeries or hospitalizations.
Since most Americans receive health insurance from their employer, the rising cost of healthcare is a key factor holding down wage growth. If the cost of benefits were the same today as a generation ago, the average pay for full-time workers would be more than $3,300 higher annually. Some people might prefer a bigger paycheck and less comprehensive coverage.
Healthcare policy analyst Bob Laszewski believes the ongoing unpopularity of Obamacare insurance coverage raises questions about “stability in the individual-health-insurance market.” He notes that “only about 40 percent of those eligible for subsidies have signed up for coverage. In what other business or government program would such a dismal acceptance by those it was targeted to serve be considered a success?”
Laszewski was named the Washington Post's Wonkblog "Pundit of the Year" for 2013 for his coverage of the Obamacare rollout. Laszewski does acknowledge that “things may well be looking more stable if insurance-company profits are the only measure.” Hospital revenue has increased significantly since the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Additionally, there has been a growing consolidation of the healthcare industry through mergers and acquisitions.
1. National Review, "Is Part of the Health-Insurance Market Entering a Death Spiral?" August 3, 2017
2. HealthCare.gov, "What Marketplace health insurance plans cover," accessed August 8, 2017
3. The Washington Post, "Presenting the third annual Wonky awards," December 31, 2013
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WWWarrior added a topic in Neighborhood newsGH Pool UpdateUpdate
Here are some important updates about the
Greenhills Swimming Pool!
Starting August 14th, the Greenhills Swimming Pool will be open weekends ONLY through the remainder of the season. The last day to visit the Greenhills Swimming Pool is Labor Day, September 4th. The pool will close for the year starting September 5th. The Pool will keep the regular hours of noon to 8 p.m.
Member Appreciation Day is August 26th! Join us at the pool for a day filled with games, food and fun! Celebrate the end of the pool season with your friends and neighbors.
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WWWarrior added a topic in Neighborhood newsWater Main BreaksThe exact cause has not come out, but if you haven't noticed, there was a large number of water main breaks primarily on the East side of Winton Road.
Farragut was especially hard hit.
Some sort of pressure imbalance may be the culprit.
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Blight Reporter added a topic in Local EventsAll you can eat at McD's tonightThis weekend:
McD's is having an "All you can eat" gala event. Rhonda and Dakota will be there tonight for dinner. Please have $25.00 cash-ready at the door.
The line starts promptly at 7:30pm each night.
Last year raised over $750.00. It was amazing time. By the end of the night all was exhausted.
Hope to see everyone there.
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WWWarrior added a topic in Winton Woods School TalkNew Schools ConstructionThe link below takes you to a presentation on the current schedule of new building construction. In particular is a question
I've been asked a lot as to "where" the new schools are being built. Page 10 and 11, the design teams show where the
construction is to take place. In particular, the new K-6 facility will be directly behind the present Middle School in the
lower field and built into the hillside. The new Grade 7-12 facility is in front of the current HS on Kemper.
The project is very much still in the design phase and will be until late 2018, when they can begin to break ground. It will
about 2 years worth of construction. Check it out, it will answer a lot of questions:
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WWWarrior added a topic in Local EventsCommunity Day July 8th
Join us at the Greenhills Community Pool on July 8th for Community Day, a fun filled day with music, food, fun and games! It's fun for the whole family! Pool members and all Greenhills residents get FREE admission to the pool, while admission for non-members is only $4 a person! Splash on in for some summer fun!
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WWWarrior added a topic in Greenhills Open MicJuly Concerts on The Commons
Concert on the Commons
Schedule for July
All concerts are from 7 to 9 p.m.
Comet Blue Grass All-Stars
Kamp, Levers & Strautman
The Greenhills Concerts on the Commons are celebrating 20 years of bringing music to the Village of Greenhills. Bring your chairs and blankets and join us on the Commons Wednesday nights this summer, weather permitting.
In the event of inclement weather, the Village of Greenhills will use OneCallNow to release updates on the concerts. If you'd like to sign-up for OneCallNow alerts from the Village of Greenhills, simply reply to this email with your name and phone number you wish to be added.
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WWWarrior added a topic in General DiscussionSummer Job Openinga
Part Time Seasonal Golf Course Groundskeeper Needed
Greenhills has an immediate need for a part-time seasonal golf course groundskeeper. Duties include mowing and trimming greens at the Greenhills Golf Course. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license. Previous golf course groundskeeping experience is strongly preferred.
Online application on Village website.
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WWWarrior added a topic in General DiscussionSummer Calendar for GreenhillsSUMMER 2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS IN GREENHILLS, OHIO
June 23 Ceremony commemorating National Historic Landmark designation
June 24 Pioneer Day Run (Kiwanis), Parade (Village) and Festival (OLR)
July 7, 8, & 9 Denny Buehler Tournament at Spoils Field
July 8 Community Day at the Pool (Rain date of July 9)
July 18 Village Manager's Park Talk - 6 PM
July 22 Community-wide Yard Sale
August 26 Member Appreciation Day at the Pool (Rain date of August 27)
September 4 Greenhills Swimming Pool Closes for the season
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WWWarrior added a topic in Local EventsOLR Festival June 23/24
OLR Summer Festival added 3 new photos — in Greenhills, Ohio.
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The rides are showing up!! It's going to be a FANTASTIC weekend!! Food Trucks..... Rides.... Games.... Awesome Bands!!! Come out Friday AND Saturday 6PM-Midnight.
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