Saturday, April 28, 2012

Prattville Dragoons Commemorate Confederate Memorial Day

The Prattville Dragoons, SCV Camp 1524 celebrated Confederate Memorial Day on Monday April 23rd with a program at the Dragoons Memorial at the Prattville Primary School in downtown Prattville at 6pm.  Keyboard music was provided by Mrs. Henson and Mrs. Striepe who opened the program with the Prattville Light Dragoon March and led the singing of Dixie at the conclusion.  Remarks were provided by the camp officers including recognition of distinguished guests in attendance which included the Mayor of Prattville.  The History of Confederate Memorial Day, the history of the Confederate Monuments in Prattville, and a commemorative poem were presented by the Dragoons officers before a wreath was placed at the Memorial, placed at the spot where the Prattville Dragoons departed for the War for Southern Independence in 1861.  A color guard of reenactment Confederate soldiers came to arms when the wreath of magnolia leaves was placed between the two monuments there at the school.  An invocation and benediction were offered by the Camp Chaplain.  Approximately 35 people were in attendance.  The Prattville Dragoons hope that everyone participates in some Confederate Memorial Day and Confederate History Month programs being conducted across their state in remembrance of the Confederate veterans and their ancestors who fought and died to defend their homeland, for liberty and freedom under the original Constitutional principle of states rights. 

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