Thursday, January 31, 2013
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
On Thursday January 17th, the Selma AL Col. C.C. Pegues camp #62 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will host a steak dinner at the Tally-Ho Restaurant on Mangum Avenue in Selma. A delicious steak dinner will be served and guest speaker Dr. Harry Reeder will highlight the events for the evening which begins at 6:30 pm. Pat and Butch Godwin, Friends of Forrest, can be contacted for further information.
On Friday January 18th, the Montgomery AL Semple camp #2002 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will again host their Lee-Jackson banquet at the Dalraida Methodist Church fellowship hall. Bob Bradley will be the keynote speaker and a rib eye steak dinner with all the trimmings will be provided. Contact Semple Camp Communications Officer Alan Parker at email@example.com for further information.
The Alabama Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will hist a memorial service for General Robert E. Lee and General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson at 10am at the Confederate monument at the state capital. In the event of rain or inclement weather, the program will be held in the State Archives building. The program will start at 10am and will include a band, a reenactment honor guard, a 21-gun salute and a keynote address by the Honorable Hank Arnold.
On Monday January 21st, the St. Clair SCV Camp #308 has planned a travelling memorial for this holiday. At 9:30 am at the Pell City courthouse there will be a gun salute and placement of a memorial wreath. At 10am at the Ashville courthouse there will be a gun salute and placement of a memorial wreath. Then at 11am, at the Oneonta courthouse there will be a program including gun salute. Period dress is requested but not required.
Also on Monday at the First White House of the Confederacy there will be a program celebrating the birthday of General Robert E. Lee including birthday cake. Enjoy all these activities and show your support for the Cause and these great and honorable Confederate heroes by participating in as many of these events as possible.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Dragoons in attendance at Henry's funeral service on Saturday were Brigade Commander Bill Myrick, 1Lt Commander Harold Grooms, 2Lt Commander Stuart Waldo, Past Commander Larry Spears, Chaplain Tom Snowden, Adjutant Wayne Sutherland, Past Quartermaster Jeffrey Potts, and Communications Officer Tyrone Crowley.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
From the Memphis TN Commercial Appeal, by Micael Lollar, dated Jan 8, 2013:
City Removal of Forrest Park Marker Angers Sons of Confederate Veterans
Millar said he had formal approval in a letter from former Memphis Park Services director Cynthia Buchanan.
But Little said there was no indication of written approval. "I went by what I could find in terms of the written record. I'm just trying to maintain a level of fairness and consistency in terms of the way we do business around here."
The marker was installed in the park in May and dedicated in a brief ceremony in July. Millar produced a letter Tuesday dated March 21, 2011, in which Buchanan thanked him for offering to donate the granite sign for Forrest Park. "Many of our parks are without proper signage and we appreciate the Commission's offer to provide this important signage for one of the city's historic parks." Buchanan copied the letter to Little and to Mike Flowers, administrator of park planning and development.
Millar said the marker cost $9,000, with another $1,400 spent to install it. The marker has a concrete base with steel rods anchoring it.
The park's centerpiece is a sometimes-controversial statue of Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, a cavalry officer who became the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Little said he received no pressure to remove the marker nor complaints about it, but Shelby County Commissioner Walter Bailey said he had "raised holy hell about it" to both Little and Mayor A C Wharton. "I wrote him (Little) a letter, and he said he would explore the issue," said Bailey.
Bailey said the marker "only exacerbated" what he called the offensive symbolism of the statue. "I commend the administration for having the sensitivity and understanding the breadth and depth of how offensive those symbols are. They're divisive, and we don't need that kind of divisive symbols in 2013. Those symbols hold us back. They make a laughing stock of us. They present us as a typical Southern town that refuses to let go."
Little said the groups can reclaim the marker, or he will see to it that it is returned to them, but Millar said he expects the city to return the marker to the park on Wednesday and to foot the bill for reinstallation.