Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1524 had another well attended, informative and positive meeting on Thursday January 14th. The Dragoons enjoyed the privilege of swearing in five new members: Chris and Adam McDaniel, Conner Lee, David Reed and Brody Popham. The speaker was one of our members, Tyler Suttle, who spoke on the Battle of Shiloh and had visual aids to go along with his presentation. His program was dynamic and held the attention of all who were present. Dragoon Edward Morgan brought us up to date on the situation in Oakwood Cemetery in North Carolina where certain Confederate graves were defaced. A fund has been established to remove the graffiti and perform any other clean up necessary.
Once again, total attendance was approximately 45 or 46 which included at least three potential new members, Dragoons and their guests. New SCV ID cards for all the new members and renewals were distributed by the adjutant. The Camp 1524 Executive Committee had previously agreed to return to Shoney’s after trying another venue for two meetings. The Shoney’s experience was very good overall and the management certainly made the Dragoons feel welcome including enhancements to the venue for better seating; of course numerous folks enjoyed the Shoneys buffet and menu items for dinner prior to the meeting proper.