Monday, March 28, 2016

Prattville Dragoons set Flags at Oak Hill Cemetery for Confederate History and Heritage Month

A tremendous showing of fifteen Dragoons plus family showed up in the heavy mist on Saturday morning, 26 March, to decorate the known graves of 80+ Confederate veterans at Oak Hill Cemetery in Prattville. The weather did not discourage the group from their appointed task and the work was completed in a spirited fashion. After an appropriate prayer from Chaplain Snowden, the workers fanned out armed with flags and excellent maps of each section of the cemetery which contained Confederate veteran graves. Adjutant Wayne Sutherland again showed his superb organizational skills by providing the maps and the guidance needed to finish our mission. Adjutant Sutherland and 1st Lt. Commander Grooms provided tasty refreshments, boxes of fresg doughnuts made available and the group enjoyed fine fellowship.  Commander Waldo made quite an entrance in his purple Charger with Battle Flag flying proudly from the car window.  Photos show sections of the cemetery with flags adorning some of the Confederate graves. Many in the group accepted some extra flags furnished by the camp and departed to mark Confederate veteran graves in other cemeteries including Rocky Mount and Indian Hill Cemetery in Prattville, Robinson Springs in Millbrook, and two cemeteries west of Autaugaville including historic Ivy Creek Methodist Church.  Superb way to start Confederate History and Heritage Month.

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