Purpose of UDC
To satisfy the objectives of the UDC, which are:
Many are researching their family histories in order to honor their Confederate Ancestors by submitting supplemental applications. Some ladies are continually educating themselves by reading historical material or by attending historical organization events.
While this objective can be met by donating to one of the many scholarship funds, the members in Dixie Chapter also educate those less-informed as to the events leading to the War Between the States and our ancestors who so gallantly gave of themselves for the Cause.
Donations to those in need, especially the Randolph Relief Fund, veterans and other areas of need are the recipients of our fund raising, which satisfies the objective. In addition, some of our ladies donate innumerable hours in order to recognize and/or assist veterans.
This objective is partially met by our purchase of UDC insignia, but donations are made as well to preserve our history, e.g., The Museum of the Confederacy and the Confederate Museum.
We meet this objective by presenting Military Service Awards to the descendants of Confederate soldiers/sailors, who have served in one of the branches of the military. In addition, the ladies proudly fly our country’s flag, and some display the Confederate Flag, on a daily basis.
Dixie Chapter Pin
Artist’s rendering of the Dixie Chapter #1679 pin.
The Dixie Chapter #1679 pin was designed by the talented Pamela Wright. Her winning pin design shows a white magnolia with green foliage and a loop of bright red ribbon. On the ribbon are the words “Dixie Chapter 1679 UDC.” The pin also contains the original charter date, July 11, 1917, as well as the date Dixie was rechartered, April 15, 2008. The shape of the ribbon loop is reminiscent of the mathematical symbol for infinity, to symbolize the timeless nature of the Dixie Chapter’s return to life. The entire pin is an oval shape rendered in beautiful textured gold.
Insignia, Emblem, and Motto
The insignia of the United Daughters of the Confederacy is the First National Flag (Stars and Bars) of the Confederacy surrounded by a laurel wreath bearing the letters “UDC” under the flag; the whole is tied with a ribbon on which are inscribed the dates “1861-1865.”
Emblem and Motto
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