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Members of Sons of Confederate Veterans celebrate Lee-Jackson Day in Lexington

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Folks have been gathering at the Stonewall Jackson statue to celebrate the Confederate General’s birthday for over two decades. Saturday was no different, even though Lee-Jackson Day is no longer a state holiday. The cemetery’s name also changed last year.

As of last summer, the name of the cemetery with the Stonewall Jackson monument has changed from Stonewall Jackson Cemetery to Oak Grove Cemetery. That name change hasn’t stopped the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) group from coming out and celebrating Stonewall Jackson’s birthday.

“We don’t care what the name of the cemetery is, this is still Jackson circle, it always will be, nobody can control that,” Brandon Dorsey, Communications Officer for the Stonewall Brigade SCV, said.

The Stonewall Brigade SCV is the group who organized Saturday’s 21st annual event in Lexington. Dorsey and other members of this group marched through Lexington, waving Confederate flags, to follow their yearly tradition of honoring Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee around their birthdays.

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