Friends Of Forrest

Referring to the previous post Billboard Controversy ( here is a invitation and a little description of the group friends of Forrest.

TO ALL: PLEASE FORWARD TO EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESSBOOK, BLOGS, FACEBOOK, ETC. WHOM YOU DEEM WOULD BE INTERESTED. If you receive this message more than once, please forgive me and hit delete; there are many addresses in my addressbook that I don’t recognize. If you do not wish to receive any further messages from me, please advise and I will delete your address from my contacts. Thank you for your kind considerations.

We hope you ALL will make plans to attend this historic & monumental event!
We Won! We have the deed to Confederate Memorial Circle!
It’s time to Celebrate, Commemorate & Re-Dedicate!

The Friends of Forrest and Selma Chapter 53, UDC Cordially Invite You to Attend & Share The Celebration of our Historical & Monumental Victory!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2015 1:00 PM

Confederate Memorial Circle
Historic Live Oak Cemetery
Selma, Alabama

A Guided Tour of Live Oak Cemetery 9:30am

Reception to follow program at the Smitherman Building Museum
(The Original Site of the NB Forrest Monument)
109 Union Street

The host hotel is the Quality Inn here in Selma – 334-874-8600. I have blocked off 15 rooms at the Special Friends of Forrest rate of $69 per night plus tax. There are only 60 rooms in the hotel so call NOW for your reservations! May 23, 2015 is Memorial Day weekend. This will give out-of-towners an extra day for travel back home & work or to stay an extra day to tour Historic Selma! For more information contact: Pat Godwin at 334-875-1690; 334-419-4566 (cell) or e-mail: oldsouthrebel©

Confederate Memorial Circle was originally dedicated 137 years ago on 26 April 1878. It’s time to celebrate, commemorate & re-dedicate Confederate Memorial Circle where we will re-dedicate the Nathan Bedford Forrest Monument by unveiling the REPLACEMENT bronze bust of Lt. General Nathan Bedford Forrest. We will re-dedicate the Confederate Soldiers’ Memorial and also the new Battle of Selma Memorial. This will be a HUGE MONUMENTAL HISTORICAL event- the most paramount Confederate accomplishment throughout the South in recent times because we beat the enemy in their own territory, the Civil Rights hotpot of the world! We have won our case against the City of Selma. Selma Chapter 53, UDC has been awarded the deed to the one acre Memorial Circle plus the Pigeoneers House! Our Security & Beautification Enhancement of Confederate Memorial Circle project has been quite a test of patience, endurance, perseverance and faithful dedication of all our supporters. We are very GRATEFUL for ALL our supporters and contributors toward our efforts to defend, protect and preserve our noble Southern history and heritage here in Selma. Even though we are having the dedication on May 23, this project is not quite finished. We still have LOTS to pay for and also erect 19 bronze historical interpretive markers throughout the Circle. These historical markers will cost approximately $1500 each. We are also still selling the ancestor pavers; (4×8 – 3 lines, 18 characters – $50; 8×8 – 6 lines, 18 characters, $65) if you want your paver laid by dedication day please place your order NOW! However, we will continue to sell the pavers until we have all 4 quads filled with engraved pavers. This entire project is TAXDOLLAR FREE – only private donations have funded this project! Contact me at 334-875-1690 for order form & information. If you would like to contribute to this historical, monumental project, please make check payable to and MARK FOR: CONFEDERATE


NBF Monument Fund/Selma Chapter 53, UDC
C/o Patricia S. Godwin
Fort Dixie
10800 Co. Rd. 30
Selma, Alabama 36701

Keepin’ the skeer on’em!
Patricia S. Godwin


4X8 PAVER – $50 – (3 Lines, 18 Characters)

8X8 PAVER – $65 – (6 Lines, 18 Characters)

$500 DONATION – Name/Organization will be listed on “DONORS 500” plaque

$1500 DONATION FOR BRONZE MARKER – Name/Organization will be added at the bottom of the marker


8×10 COLOR COLLAGE OF NBF MONUMENT – $10 – (While still at the Smitherman Building Museum in 2000-2001)



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