The citizen-soldiers who fought for the Confederacy personified the best qualities of America. The preservation of liberty and freedom was the motivating factor in the South's decision to fight the Second American Revolution. The tenacity with which Confederate soldiers fought underscored their belief in the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. These attributes are the underpinning of our democratic society and represent the foundation on which this nation was built.

Since 1913, the Confederate Veterans Monument in Fort Payne, Alabama has stood as a memorial to these brave men and a testament to the high regard and affection in which they were held by their sons and daughters and the grateful citizens of DeKalb County.  The monument, a gift to the city from the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, was funded by public donations.  The monument stands in the corner of Fort Payne City Park and is in desperate need of renovation.

After 100 years, the SCV and UDC are once again asking the people of the South to honor our Confederate veterans by donating to the Friends of the Confederate Monument project.  Project plans include cleaning, repair, lighting, and landscaping.   As part of the memorial, commemorative bricks engraved with the name of a confederate soldier will be embedded in a field of pavers within the raised base of the monument.  

If you have Confederate ancestors, or would like to honor a Confederate soldier who has no one else to remember him, please consider purchasing one, or more, of these commemorative bricks.  The bricks are 4” x 8” and will be laser-engraved with the name of the soldier and his unit.  The text will be on 2 or 3 lines with up to 20 letters/spaces per line.  We will add the bricks to the base of the monument for a donation of $50 per brick.  Any profits from brick sales will be used in the renovation of the monument.

Use PayPal or make checks payable to: 
DeKalb County Chapter #1456 United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Mail to Mrs. Susan Harcrow, Treasurer, P.O. Box 437, Ider, AL 35981
DeKalb Rifles Camp #1824 Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Mail to Mr. Harold Bouldin, Treasurer, 495 Traylor Street E., Fyffe, AL 35971