Wednesday, January 23, 2013

General Robert E. Lee Birthday Memorial Program

On Saturday January 19th, the Alabama Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans commemorated the birthday of General Robert E. Lee as well as General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson with a program at the Confederate Memorial on the grounds of the Alabama state capital.  The morning event started at 10am lasting til noon and brought together Confederate compatriots to celebrate the birthday of two of the most beloved heroes of the Confederacy and the defense of the South in the War for Southern Independence.  The program included a reenactment color guard as well as a gun salute.  Others participating and spectating in attendance were also in period dress.  A music program as well as guest speakers including officers of the Alabama Division completed the program.  The weather was beautiful and sunny on this glorious morning and helped to make the event a tremendous success.  Seven members of the Prattville Dragoons were in attendance including past Commander Larry Spears and Brigade Commander Bill Myrick. 

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