Monday, November 9, 2015

We need more like Jesse.

"A fourth grader from southwest Virginia is calling on people from all over the commonwealth to help celebrate his birthday. Instead of having a traditional party, 10-year-old Jesse Carney is opting to restore a historic cemetery in Waynesboro.

Sunday afternoon Carney, his family, and the Virginia Volunteers for the Confederacy joined together to fix up an aging confederate cemetery.

Many of the volunteers are descendants of confederate soldiers and with Veterans Day right around the corner, they wanted to honor those who came before them.

People from all over central and southwest Virginia got to work to fix up the Old Presbyterian Cemetery in Waynesboro. Carney says he can't think of a better way to celebrate.

“I came here because of my birthday and that's the only thing I want to do. And I'm doing it because of Veterans Day. I'm honoring the soldiers and want to do something good for them,” Carney said.

Carney says this is a part of his heritage and it feels good to honor his fallen ancestors.

Many of the volunteers were strangers before Sunday. They all connected with this cemetery cleanup via Facebook which is how they were able to organize this birthday tribute to Carney."

  The local TV station did  this report on the event !  
click HERE


  1. Excellent. Well done, young man [><]

  2. Amen! God bless him! As far as the local TV station - I hope they are swamped with people crying foul!

  3. Young folks like this give me hope.
    When I go to events honoring our Confederate ancestors I see a lot of gray,
    not just uniforms but hair. We can all learn something from this.
    Jesse, Thank You for having the courage to honor your ancestors.
    God Bless You !

  4. Thank you David so much for the wonderful blog on this wonderful young man. Jesse is such a wonder inspiration for every generation!!! Jesse has such wonderful courage to stand up for his confederate ancestors and his heritage. Thank you so much to all the Virginia Volunteers Of The Confederacy to making this young man's birthday a wonderful memory!!! Keep up the wonderful work!!! DEO VINDICE!!!! GOD BLESS!!!