Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Prattville Dragoons Camp Meeting for May 2014 Part 1

Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1524 held there monthly camp meeting on Thursday May 8th at the Shoney's on Cobs Ford Rd in Prattville.  Chaplain Snowden opened the meeting with an Invocation following the pledges to the U.S., Alabama State, and Confederate Battle Flags led by Color Sgt Brent Jenks and Commander Waldo reciting the SCV Charge.  There was a fine crowd of twenty seven in attendance including a number of ladies, wives of Dragoon members. The highlight of the opening portion of the meeting was the swearing in of a new member for the camp, Jeremy Roberts.  Jeremy had already attended a few camp meetings including the April picnic where he and his wife helped set flags on the graves of the veterans in the two cemeteries at Confederate Memorial Park. 

Following the swearing in by Commander Stuart Waldo and Chaplain Snowden, the upcoming events of interest were relayed to the gathering including:

                        Alabama Division Reunion, Athens AL, May 16-17, 2014 www.aladivscv.com
                        Memorial Day Program with Bill Myrick Guest Speaker, Troy AL, May 26th
                        Jefferson Davis Birthday at First White House - 3 June 2014, 11 a.m. 
SCV National Reunion, Charleston SC, July 16-19, 2014 www.scv.org

Then special announcements were provided including:

Report on Confederate Memorial Day Observances and Prattville Cityfest – Tyrone Crowley
Danny Smyth Camp Banner Pole Repairs
Benny Harris Leading Indian Hills Cemetery Renovation Project for the Camp
Desert Storm/Shield Veterans Sought for Prattville July 4th Parade Honorees
Dress shirts with SCV logo and personalized with name and Camp available – see Tyrone Crowley

The guest speaker was Dr. Brandon Beck who provided another wonderful informative lecture on the C.S.S. Arkansas ironclad and it's brief glorious service.  The SCV Closing was then read by Commander Waldo and the enjoyable meeting was brought to a close with a Benediction by Chaplain Snowden.

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