Friday, March 28, 2014

Confederate History and Heritage Month Observance Flag Setting

On Saturday morning March 29th, the Prattville Dragoons will observe the upcoming Alabama Confederate History and Heritage Month of April by setting Confederate Battle Flags at the graves of the Confederate veterans laid to rest at the Prattville Oak Hill Cemetery off Wetumpka Street.  Adjutant Wayne Sutherland recently completed a project to transfer the plat showing all the names of those laid to rest at Oak Hill from hand written documents into an Excel format for digitization and safe keeping and ease of revision and replication.  This is an annual event to honor these brave and noble deceased Confederate heroes observed on the last Saturday before the month of April.  Members and friends of the Dragoons will assemble at 8am and, after enjoying some fellowship and perhaps a doughnut or some coffee cake, flags will be set at all the Confederate graves in this historic city cemetery.  Come join us!  It is encouraging to often see flags set at last year's event still flying at many of the graves.  This is the first of many events planned for this Sesquicentennial Confederate History and Heritage month. On March 12th, 2014 members of the Alabama Division Sons of Confederate Veterans met with Governor Robert Bentley for the signing of a Proclamation proclaiming the month of April as Confederate History and Heritage month.

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