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The emblem of the UDC is a cotton boll superimposed on a five-pointed star .
At the tips of the points are the words of the motto: LOVE, LIVE, PRAY, THINK, DARE

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Ladies of the Plains 2696

Topeka, Kansas

Chartered 22 August 2012

Chapter With No Division

UDC Convention

Several of us are packing up and getting ready to head to the UDC Convention.   We will meet up with old friends , make some new ones and have great meetings.

We will be missing our Chapter Founder Linda Curtiss who has had a family thing come up and is taking of business.

Hope you all will be able to join us at one some day


All Chapter events will have dates but not locations publicized until after the event has occurred for the protection and privacy of our UDC members. If you are interested in attending any UDC event, please contact this administrator via private message for event details. As this is a public page and we have those who are against us, we cannot put any of our “Daughters” in harms’ way. We appreciate your understanding as we move through these troubled times and war against the protection of our history and heritage.


Membership is open to women no less than 16 years of age who are blood descendants,
lineal or collateral, of men and women who served honorably in the
Army, Navy or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America, or gave Material Aid to the Cause.



Why I Am a Daughter of the Confederacy

             I am a Daughter of the Confederacy because I was born a Daughter of the Confederacy.  A part of my heritage was that I came into this world with the blood of a soldier in my veins...a soldier who may have had nothing more to leave behind to me and to those who come after me except in heritage...a heritage so rich in honor and glory that it far surpasses any material wealth that could be mine.  But it is mine, to cherish, to nurture and to make grace, and to pass along to those yet to come.  I am, therefore, a Daughter of the Confederacy because it is my birthright. 

            I am a Daughter of the Confederacy because I have an obligation to perform.  Like the man in the Bible, I was given a talent and it is my duty to do something about it.  That is why I've joined a group of ladies whose birthright is the same as mine...an organization which has for its purpose the continuance and furtherance of the true history of the South and the ideals of southern womanhood as embodied in its Constitution.

            I am a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy because I feel it would greatly please my ancestor to know that I am a member.  It would please him to know that I appreciate what he did and delight his soldier love to know that I do not consider the cause which he held so dear to be lost of forgotten.  Rather, I am extremely proud of the fact that he was a part of it and was numbered among some of the greatest and bravest men which any such cause ever produced.

            I am a Daughter of the Confederacy because I can no more help being a Daughter of the Confederacy than I can help being an American, and I feel that I was greatly favored by inheriting a birthright for both.

Written by Mary Nowlin Moon (Mrs. John)

            A member of Kirkwood Otey Chapter # 10, Lynchburg, VA

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