Dragoon Memorial Service
Chaplain Snowden provided inspiring pre-program music, Commander Waldo did a fine job of leading his first memorial service as our Commander, and 1Lt Cmdr Grooms presented a history of Confederate Memorial Day in his usual polished manner. Next, Lt Commanders Grooms and Booth set the wreath at the old Dragoon Monument, and our Reenactor Liaison Paul Whaley presented a salute by a six-man Honor Guard which he recruited.
However, attendance was sparse. If you were not present, you need to ask yourself why. The ceremony is held in Prattville at 6 pm so those who work can attend. If you didn't have a good reason not to be there, consider showing more support for your officers and more dedication to answering the SCV Charge. What would your Confederate ancestor say, if he could speak to you?
|Dragoons Commander Stuart Waldo's Address at the Confederate Memorial Day Program|