Virginia War Memorial

Virginia War Memorial

Presentation of our camp wreath at the ceremony on Veteran\\\'s Day at the Virginia War Memorial. more >>

Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America

Memorial service presented by our camp in conjunction with the Wreaths Across America program at Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond Virginia. Our color guard presented the colors at the event. more >>

Mattie Clyburn Rice Memorial Dedication

Mattie Clyburn Rice Memorial Dedication

For those of you who were not able to attend - video of the service is available by clicking on this photo. more >>

Adopt-A-Highway

Adopt-A-Highway

Compatriots gathered early on a Saturday morning to clean up our designated section of highway. more >>

Sally Tompkins Birthday Outing

Sally Tompkins Birthday Outing

The Captain Sally L Tompkins Order of the Confederate Rose Chapter 2 and compatriots from the Edmund Ruffin Fire Eaters Camp #3000 traveled to the burial site of Capt. Sally L Tompkins. more >>

Mechanicsville Christmas Parade

Mechanicsville Christmas Parade

The Edmund Ruffin Fire Eaters and Color Guard participated in the 2014 Mechanicsville Christmas Parade. more >>

 

Division Newsletter – August

The August 2016 issue of the Old Dominion Voice, edited by Travis Toombs, has been posted on the Virginia
Division Website.

This issue is very informative in contains information concerning the reunion and other happenings that membership may find interesting.

Old Dominion Voice

July 2016 Newsletter

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2016 Camp Survey

We are a member camp and we want to make it the best one possible for everyone and keep the camp moving forward and growing. We will be utilizing this information to help when selecting speakers/programs and in helping our individual compatriots enjoy the SCV experience.

2016 Camp Survey

Thank you for taking the time to respond to our first camp survey.

Secret Meeting Reminder

Compatriots, Friends, Associates, Ladies, Guests and Prospective Members:
ORDER IN THE COURT!!  ORDER IN THE COURT!!  ORDER IN THE COURT!!
 
HERE COME DE JUDGE; HERE COME DE JUDGE; HERE COME DE JUDGE; ORDER IN THE COURT!!
Actually, as far as I know, there will be no judges attending our next Fire Eaters meeting on August 3, 2016.  I plan to check with the Judge Advocate to see if it is even legal for judges to attend Fire Eaters meetings!!!!!  (Based on some recent court decisions, well, you know!)
DO I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION YET????!!!
If you fail to get your buns down to the August 3, 2016 Fire Eaters Meeting at Anna’s Italian Restaurant you will miss out on all of the festivities, frivolity, fun, camaraderie, hoot’in, holler’in, laughter and food of the renowned Fire Eaters Fellowship and Dinner hour.  Rumor has it that our Fun Bunch (you know who you are) was so loud and boisterous last month that the Governor had his State Dinner totally ruined all the way downtown in the Governor’s Mansion!!!  You have got to be a part of this wild event coming up next Wednesday right up Mechanicsville Turnpike, across from Lee Davis High School. During that pre-meeting hour we do not have Order in the Court, we are proud to have DISORDER IN THE ROOM!!!  You have got to get in on this stuff.  Come on down and join in the fun.
Seriously, the Fire Eaters have a great time together because we enjoy each other’s company.  Additionally we have educational speakers making presentations about aspects of Southern history during and around the time of the War for Southern Independence.  We need to know the true history of the South and the Cause to be able to counter the PC stories that are taught in schools.  Our keynote speaker on August 3 will be Bert Dunkerly, of the National Park Service, talking about the battles and NPS battlefield parks around the Richmond area.
The members of our Camp are dedicated Sons of Confederate Veterans.  We are fortunate to have tremendous support from the OCR members, the ANV Mechanized Cavalry and the Virginia Flaggers.
You really are missing out on something important and special when you do not attend our Camp meetings.  We need your participation and ideas to help us grow and continue the work needed to support the Cause, fly the Flag and and defeat those who want to tear down everything and anything Southern.
COME ON DOWN.  WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.  YOU NEED TO HAVE FUN JOINING OR JUST LISTENING TO THE FIRE EATERS’ FUN BUNCH!!!
BE THERE AUGUST 3, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., which is when the fun starts.  (The food is good too!)
I look forward to seeing you all then.
Joe Howard
1st Lt. Comander

July Meeting!

Hey Y’all:
“It’s Summer Time and the Living is Easy!!”  Or as we used to sing when I was a little boy:  “It’s Supper Time and the Liver is Greasy!!!”
It is July already, 2017 is half over and it is time for Fire Eaters, Friends, Associates and OCR Members to gather to break bread together.
Are you bored?  Are you craving excitement?  Are you searching for adventure?  Do you feel there is something missing is your life these days of Summer?  
 
Hey, have I got the solution for you!!!!!  O Yeah!!
GET YOUR BAD SELF DOWN TO ANNA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT THIS COMING WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 6:00 P.M. FOR DINNER, LAUGHTER, EXCITEMENT, ADVENTURE IN SOCIALIZING WITH OUR WILDEST MEMBERS, AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT.  AND THAT’S BEFORE THE MEETING OFFICIALLY STARTS!!!!!!
Support your Camp, and your ancestors by attending the July 6 Fire Eaters Camp Meeting.  Our keynote speaker will be Will Glasco, who will speak on the Richmond Blues and the Battle of Roanoke Island.
It is well known fact of life, documented by numerous officially sanctioned scientific studies, that those who attend Fire Eaters Camp Meetings have more fun that the Government’s Recommended Daily Allowance!!!!  You know you want to be a part of that!!!!
So Come on Down and Enjoy Yourself.  Bring your family as well.
We have about 60 members in our Camp.  I look forward to seeing every one of you there to fill the meeting room, wave the FLAG, and demonstrate that SCV members are here to stay.
Take care.
Joe Howard
1st Lt. Commander

We Need You!

We NEED your help. We will be taking the flags up at Oakwood Cemetery, at 11:00 am tomorrow (May 19, 2016).

April Newsletter

ERFE_Volume3_Issue24_Page_1Hot off the presses the April 2016 edition of The First Shot is now available for download.

Adopt A Highway Clean Up

REMINDER!! – Adopt a Highway Cleanup
THIS SATURDAY

Meet at the Valero on Cold Harbor Road this Saturday at 9:00 am.
Bring your work gloves and join us in cleaning up our adopted highway.

February 2016 Newsletter

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February Meeting

Hey Everyone:
Now that we have had some melting of the ice and snow, and hopefully have dug out from the Blizzard of 2016,
we all must have cabin fever, and must be ready for a fantastic February meeting of the Fire Eaters!!!!
Next  week is February if you can believe it!
The Edmund Ruffin Fire Eaters will meet this coming Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Anna’s Italian Restaurant, 7009 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA, in the shopping center across from Lee Davis High School. 
Join us at 6:00 p.m. for good food and good fellowship.  Or come for the formal meeting at 7:00 p.m.
This month our speaker really will be Sherry Graves, and she has an entertaining presentation prepared for us.
Let’s pack the meeting to also hear the accounts about the successes at Lexington for the Lee Jackson services and parade, from those camp members who were able to attend those important events.
See y’all next Wednesday, February 3.   BE THERE!!!!
Respectfully,
Joe Howard
1st Lt. Commander

VA Division Annual Convention

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January Newsletter!!

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Save the New Orleans Monuments

New Orleans Confederate MonumentsThe membership of the  Edmund Ruffin Fire Eaters Camp # 3000 is pleased to announce their donation of $1000.00 to assist in the fight to save the Confederate Monuments in New Orleans. The City of New Orleans voted to remove the monuments from the city on a “nuisance complaint”. There has been a lawsuit filed to prevent the removal but these actions are very expensive.

We all need to fight these attacks on our Southern Heritage. Make no mistake they will come for our statues on Monument Avenue if we do not win this battle.

December 2015 Newsletter

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New Orleans Monument Defense

Compatriots,

Please read the below comments.

Deo Vindice!

Charles Kelly Barrow
Commander-in-Chief
Sons of Confederate Veterans
@scvcic 
www.scv.org

Subject: The situation in New Orleans

Fellow Southerners,

As you all know by now, the City of New Orleans voted to remove the Confederate monuments from the city on a “nuisance complaint.” This isn’t over, so do not overreact to the situation.

A lawsuit seeking to permanently enjoin and prevent the removal of the Confederate monuments was filed in federal court only hours after the vote was taken in the city council. The federal judge has let everyone know to cool it for now. There will be a hearing in January with the New Orleans City Attorney and the attorney for the plaintiffs present and an injunction will be decided after that.

For now, what we need to do is let the legal system work. We have a very strong case that has been in the making for months now. We all knew that this day was coming, so preparations were made and have now been implemented. The time for phone calls and writing has passed. The judge wants all sides to calm down and that is what I am asking all of you to do. It will do no good to aggravate the legal system when we aren’t losing anything. The monuments still are where they have always been.

What we will need is financial help. Like the doctor said when Lincoln was born, “This is gonna get ugly.” It is also going to be expensive. The plaintiffs, of which the Beauregard Camp No.130 is one, have raised money for legal fees and the Heritage Defense Fund has helped so that we are even money with the attorneys for now. That won’t last. Please send whatever you can because come January the fight will be on.

The address to send to is:

Beauregard Camp 130
P.O. Box 145
Arabi, LA. 70032

Please put in the memo line of your check “Monument Defense”

Gentlemen, I know that you all want to storm the gates but please let the people who have handled this awful situation since August continue to do so. They have all proven to be quite competent. I want to thank the P.G.T. Beauregard camp for taking the lead in this. I also thank CIC Kelly Barrow and the GEC for their leadership and support.

Thanks to all of you. Keep praying for justice.

Thomas E. Taylor
Commander, Louisiana Division
Sons of Confederate Veterans