Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Itinerary for 2012 Sons of Confederate Veterans National Reunion in Murfreesboro

The 117th edition of the Sons of Confederate Veterans National Reunion will be held starting tomorrow, Wednesday July 11th in Murfreesboro TN, running thru Saturday July 14th.  The host hotel will again be the outstanding Embassy Suites Resort and Conference Center.  The theme for this year's Reunion is "Ride with Forrest in 2012" and many events will be held to celebrate one of the greatest Confederate Generals and one of his greatest moments, his Murfreesboro Raid of 1862. Dragoons 2nd Lt. Stuart Forrest Waldo will be attending and offers his itinerary to highlight some of the events of the Reunion. A report from the convention will be provided following the Reunion by Lt. Waldo so check back on this blog for that post.  Following the Opening Ceremonies at 8am, the Thursday business meeting starts at 9am and runs thru 12:30pm.   At 2:45pm that afternoon, a tour of the SCV headquarters at Elm Springs, Forrest’s boyhood home and the Eagleville Monument dedication will fill out the afternoon’s activities.  At 7:45pm back at the Embassy Suites, an Historical Program by Gregg Biggs will be presented on the Tennessee State Museum’s flag collection and the day will wrap up with a Concert a 9:15pm by Ross Moore.  At 7am on Friday the Forrest Cavalry breakfast will convene for their annual get together. The second Business Session will be held Friday morning from 8:30am til noon.  A 150th Anniversary Forrest’s Murfreesboro tour will commence at 2:30pm concluding with a BBQ and Confederate Circle.  Two 16-19hr days which will surely be memorable and a fitting tribute to Gen Nathan Bedford Forrest and all our Confederate Veteran forebears.

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