Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Prattville Dragoons August 2015 Camp Meeting

Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1524 held their monthly meeting on Thursday, August 13 at the Shoney's on Cobbs Ford Road in Prattville and it was a very exciting one and exceptionally well attended. Fifty-four camp members, potential members, new members and guests turned out to hear a compelling presentation from Dr. Cecil Williamson, pastor of Crescent Hill Presbyterian and City Councilman in Selma. Dr. Williamson delivered a passionate, well documented and truthful program about the true causes of The War and the way political correctness has altered the truth about these facts since 1960, challenging Confederate compatriots to continue the fight, just as our ancestors did, against tyranny and oppression by a heavy handed central government. In his conclusion, he stated that “God will vindicate” our Cause and the “pagans” will end up where they ought to when all is said and done.  This was an address given by Cecil at the Alabama Division United Daughters of the Confederacy Confederate Memorial Day Celebration in Montgomery, Alabama April 27, 2015 and the speech is available in the July Alabama Division Confederate Veteran magazine of July 2015, pages 22-24 - http://aladivscv.com/July%202015%20Alabama%20Confederate.pdf .

The program began with an invocation by Chaplain Snowden and then Color Sgt Brent Jenks led everyone in the pledges to the U.S., Alabama, and Confederate Battle flags.  Following Dr. Williamson, Commander Waldo delivered the SCV Charge.  As part of the announcements, newly appointed 2nd Lt. Commander George Jenks was sworn in; George who will handle recruiting and assist potential and new members for the camp. George has held other leadership positions in the SCV at other camps. A special thanks was extended to Adjutant Wayne Sutherland and Larry Spears for their hard work on the camp's Dixie butt fundraiser which culminated in the butt distribution on Saturday August 15th.  Adjutant Sutherland provided a report of the successful fundraiser and also announced the SCV membership renewals deadline in October. Available Confederate Battle flags and DVDs of recent SCV and camp events were offered. A great meeting of the Prattville Dragoons.
Dr. Cecil Williamson

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