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Suffolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Remembrance Garden Monuments

 
 
Remembrance Garden Monuments image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, May 10, 2017
1. Remembrance Garden Monuments
Inscription. Not for fame or fortune. Not for place or rank. Not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity. But in simple obedience to duty as they understood it. These men suffered all. Sacrificed all. Dared all. And died. The Reverend Doctor Randolph McKim
 
Erected by United Daughters of the Confederacy, Suffolk Chapter 173.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 36° 44.089′ N, 76° 34.724′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Mahan Street. Touch for map. The monuments are located in the southeast section of Cedar Hill Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Suffolk VA 23434, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Siege of Suffolk (within shouting distance of this marker); Watering Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Militia of Suffolk and Nansemond County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spanish War Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away);
A close-up of the Bench Monument. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, May 10, 2017
2. A close-up of the Bench Monument.
This monument faces south. Pictured behind it is the Flower Urn Monument, followed by a rear view of a Civil War militia one.
World War I Monument (about 700 feet away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Korea and Vietnam Wars Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffolk.
 
More about this marker. Remembrance Garden consists of two stone monuments and an earth mound surrounded by stones that commemorates Confederate soldiers. The bench-shaped monument, erected in 2009, has the spotlight here because it is inscribed. The other one – a flower urn atop two pedestals on a base – has no visible inscription, except for a stone about its restoration. This site is listed on the Cedar Hill Cemetery marker as, “United Daughters of the Confederacy Memorial Rock Garden.”
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. United Daughters of the Confederacy website. (Submitted on June 1, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.)
2. United Daughters of the Confederacy (wikipedia.org). (Submitted on June 1, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.)
3. Cedar Hill Cemetery website. (Submitted on June 1, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.)
Remembrance Garden Flower Urn Monument. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, May 10, 2017
3. Remembrance Garden Flower Urn Monument.
This one also faces south. No visible inscription is on it. But the stone planted at its base is inscribed: “Remembrance Garden. Restored and replanted by Suffolk Chap. 173. UDC. May – 2005.”

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
UDC monuments site, looking northeast, angularly. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, May 10, 2017
4. UDC monuments site, looking northeast, angularly.
An unexpected image – the Confederate Monument – was captured in this shot. It is a ghostly figure standing in the background (far center) among the treetops where the red and white of a Confederate flag marks the spot.
The UDC monuments site, looking southwest, angularly. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, May 10, 2017
5. The UDC monuments site, looking southwest, angularly.
A Civil War militia monument (foreground) – also erected by UDC – abuts Remembrance Garden. It is inscribed with historical information about the militia from Suffolk and Nansemond County. In the far background is a fenced burial site for cremated remains, known as the Scatter Garden.
UDC monuments site, looking north, angularly. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, May 10, 2017
6. UDC monuments site, looking north, angularly.
The grounds around this site reportedly contain unmarked graves. Pictured in the far left corner is the historical watering fountain mentioned in Virginia Landmarks Register documents; and listed on the Cedar Hill Cemetery marker as well.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 1, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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