Sunday, April 1, 2012

Prattville Dragoons Set Flags at Oak Hill Cemetary March 31st

To commemorate the upcoming Confederate History Month for Alabama, members of the Prattville Dragoons, SCV Camp 1524 set flags to honor the Confederate veterans at Oak Hill Cemetary in Prattville.  Adjutant Wayne Sutherland coordinated the event and brought the Battle Flags and cemetary plot maps showing the locations of the veterans graves.  2nd Lt Waldo and Comms Officer Crowley brought biscuits and praline cookies as the volunteers arrived. Commander Booth and his family also brought snacks. 1st Lt Grooms and Chaplain Snowden rounded out the camp officers who participated but in all, eleven members showed up to set flags on this Saturday morning following a night of storms in the area.  Dragoons Bruce Casey and Mike Williamson were even able to ride their Harleys as the weather broke. The rain helped soften the ground to make the job of setting the flags in the soil a much easier task.  After Chaplain Snowden opened the event with a word of prayer, everyone paired up and covered sections of the cemetary and in 45 minutes all the flags were set.  It was an enjoyable time and an important one in recognizing these gallant heroes, these Confederate veterans.

No comments:

Post a Comment