Saturday, September 20, 2014

Prattville Dragoons Camp Meeting Report September 2014, Part 1

Camp 1524 held their monthly meeting on September 11th at the Shoney's on Cobbs Ford Rd in Prattville.  Chaplain Tom Snowden opened the meeting with an Invocation and closed another outstanding gathering with a Benediction remembering the infamous date in 2001 when thousands lost their lives in the attacks in new York City and Washington DC as well as those who have given their lives since that time defending our country against these terrorists. Color Sgt. Brent Jenks led everyone in the Pledge to the U.S. Flag, and the Alabama State flag and the Confederate Flag. Commander Stuart Waldo read the SCV Charge and the Closing as well as providing the announcements to the sixteen compatriots in attendance. The next work dates for the Indian Hills Cemetery cleanup September 27th and October 11th were highlighted and Lt. Harold Grooms made special mention of the progress made at the site thus far in this very worthwhile project.  The Camp 1524 Christmas Social was also announced as scheduled for the evening of December 12th. Membership renewals are also underway and are due by October 25th to Adjutant Wayne Sutherland and all are encouraged to renew their commitment to the Cause and the honor of their Confederate ancestors. Lt. Grooms introduced our guest speaker, Dr. Brandon Beck who returned to address the Dragoons speaking of General Robert E. Lee and his actions at Harper's Ferry capturing the abolitionist terrorist John  Brown and then discussing Lee's agonizing decision to resign his U.S. Army commission to serve his home state of Virginia after she was forced to secede.  Another informative and enjoyable meeting of the Prattville Dragoons.

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