|Our Record of Community
The James M. Keller Camp is proud of our
record of Community Service. We donate funds to
Veteran’s Organizations such as Operation Uplink, the Wounded
Warrior Program, and other worthwhile veteran’s
Camp members attended the David O Dodd Memorial Ceremony held
January 8th at Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock, AR
Camp members attended
Lee/Jackson Dinner Banquet
held in Hope, Arkansas in
Re-dedication of head stones at the
grave sites of two Civil War soldiers who were brothers, one
Confederate, the other Federal at New Mount Pleasant Cemetery
in northern Garland County. Both soldiers were killed on
original homestead property near the
Gift of $100.00 to American Cancer Society
"Relay For Life" in the name of a Camp member, on April 22nd.
Keller Camp is
always responsive to this
Camp members attended the
Arkansas Division Reunion at Harrison, Arkansas.
Jefferson Davis Picnic held at home of one of our members in
Bismarck, Arkansas on May 29th. Thirty-three Keller Camp
attendees including guests.
$100 to SCV National Headquarters on June 2nd.
attended the SCV National Reunion at Montgomery, Alabama on
#648 purchased $791.00 worth of flags and various memorabilia
foruse during SCV Veterans memorial events.
Booth consisting of five tables displaying items of Civil War
and SCV memorabilia at
Garland County Fair on August 25th. Keller Camp awarded "Outstanding Booth" plaque
given by judges of the GC Fair. Cost of Booth
Donation of $500.00 made on
September 29th to the Committee to Restore Oakwood Cemetery in
Richmond, Virginia. Over 20,000 Confederate soldiers are
interred in this cemetery including many from Arkansas,
primarily the 3rd Regiment of Arkansas Volunteers. This
cemetery ranks second in importance to Mt. Holly in Richmond
as a Confederate Hallowed Ground.
Donation of $360.00 to UDC
Chapter of Hot Springs in order to offset the yearly expense
of electrical power for the night lighting of the Confederate
Memorial Park at the intersection of Central Ave. and Ouachita
Ave. in Hot Springs.
Gift of $400.00 to VFW Post
2278 A.B.A.T.E. This gift went towards the fund drive for Toys
for Under Privileged Children on December 4th in time for the
A donation of $200.00 was
forwarded to the Royal Coachmen Association,veterans who
served as helicopter pilots and crewmen during Southeast Asia
Operations (Viet Nam War). The gift was then sent to the
Wounded Warrior Society, veterans of the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan. Donations made December 4th.
purchased from an anonymous owner an original Iron Cross of
Honor during December.
The cross will be installed in front of the Confederate
Monument at Hollywood
Cemetery in Hot Springs to replace the original that was
stolen in 1993. It will be
unveiled during the yearly UDC ceremony to be held there on