Friday, April 11, 2014

SCV and Confederate Heritage Upcoming Events for the Month of April

Following the Living History encampment and Dragoon's picnic at Confederate Memorial Park on Saturday April 5th, the Confederate History and Heritage month of April and upcoming months offer continued opportunities to enjoy camaraderie with Confederate compatriots.  The following events were highlighted in the Dragoons' Camp Dispatch newsletter:

Confederate Memorial Day at the Capitol - 28 April 2014, 10 a.m.  This event is "rain or shine" and seating is provided.  The United Daughters of the Confederacy hosts their annual observance of Confederate Memorial Day at the Capitol Confederate Monument in Montgomery. Plans include a bagpiper, live music by Alabama legend Bobby Horton, guest speaker Mark Thomey (speaker at Dragoons' March meeting), a gun salute to include cannon, and the Confederate Roll Call. A microphone is passed around the audience and each person attending is allowed to name one of his/her Confederate ancestors, and state his rank and unit.
Confederate Memorial Day at the Dragoon Monuments - 28 April 2014, 6 p.m.  This is the Dragoons' annual service in memory of our Confederate ancestors, held at 6 p.m. for those who may have had to work and thus missed the 10 a.m. ceremony at the Capitol and for the Prattville public to attend.  Location:  4th and Washington Streets, parking lot on west side of Prattville Primary School.  A bagpiper will perform and the program will include speakers and a wreath laying at the monument.
Alabama Division Annual Reunion - Athens, Alabama, 16-17 May 2014. For further information as it becomes available, go to
SCV National Reunion - Charleston, South Carolina, 16-19 July 2014. For further information as it becomes available, go to

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