Dragoons Venerate General Lee. The month of January saw Dragoons pay homage to General Robert E. Lee in several ways. We placed an ad, complete with a photograph, praising General Lee in several local newspapers, as we do every year. We enjoyed an evening of fellowship with the Henry C. Semple Camp 2002 at their Lee-Jackson Dinner on Friday 17 January. We attended ceremonies in honor of General Lee on Monday 20 January at the First White House and on Saturday 25 January at the Capitol.
Dragoons Sponsor JROTC Hunley Award. Commander Stuart Waldo has met with representatives at Prattville and Stanhope Elmore High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) detachments so that our Camp can sponsor H.L. Hunley Awards at their April awards presentations. This award goes to a second-year cadet who exemplifies honor, courage and most importantly commitment to the JROTC unit. Of course the award was named in honor of the crew of the H.L. Hunley who gave their lives in defense of their country and demonstrated these same qualities in performing their duties.
Commander Waldo Visits Famous Confederate Cemetery. Commander Stuart Waldo recently visited the renowned Marietta Confederate Cemetery. You can read about it in a five-part blog posting on the camp website, theprattvilledragoons.blogspot.com. Our Quartermaster David Brantley came to us from that area and attended numerous events including Confederate Memorial Day programs there.