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Arizona Division
Jordan Evans, Commander

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Greetings from the Confederate Territory of Arizona!

Our Division and its 12 Camps have had a successful year. Our recruiting efforts resulted in 24 new members and six reactivations. However, retention did not match those efforts. We lost 35 members due to non-renewal and one to death. Our net loss was five.

The Borderland Veterans Camp 2201 of Douglas has taken on the project to restore the Arizona Confederate monument located in the Wesley Bolin Plaza at the capitol in Phoenix. The monument is deteriorating and, if it is not restored, is in danger of being removed. Camp 2201 has raised more than half of the money required for the project and is working hard to raise the remainder. An advertisement appeared in the March-April issue of The Confederate Veteran. Our sisters in the cause from the Arizona UDC chapters have also contributed a significant amount.

Our newest Camp, the Colonel Thomas Green Camp 2251 of Apache Junction has opened a Confederate Library in Florence. Florence is the home town of Granville H. Oury, the Arizona Territory's representative in the Confederate Congress. The library features research material, a meeting room, a kitchen and other facilities.

The Confederate Secret Service Camp 171 0 of Sierra Vista hosted a very successful Confederate Flag Day ceremony at Boot Hill Cemetery in Tombstone. The event was well received.

Members of the Division also took part in several parades including the Rex Allen Days parade in Willcox, the Graham County Fair parade in Safford, the Helldorado Days parade and Rose Festival parade in Tombstone and the Fiesta de los Vaqueros parade in Tucson.

Several Camps provided living history demonstrations to local schools and other groups in their communities giving students and adults alike an opportunity to learn more about our heritage.

Finally, the Arizona Division was pleased to be able to donate $500.00 to the SCV Heritage Defense Fund. We know we are facing challenges all across the Confederation and we pray that we will prevail. Deo Vindice!

Jordan Evans