Monday, April 25 is Confederate Memorial Day holiday in Alabama. There are two wonderful ceremonies scheduled for that day and we need as many Dragoons, friends, and neighbors to attend both if possible. Everyone in the community is invited. The first ceremony is at the Confederate Memorial Monument on the state capitol grounds which the UDC is sponsoring at 10:00am. The SCV will have a presence at the ceremony with color guard and greeters. The speaker will be the Reverend Von McQueen of Selma. This is always a superb memorial occasion which will certainly be enjoyable. Bob Miller will play the bagpipes as part of this event as well as the following event in Prattville Monday evening.
The second ceremony that day will be the Camp 1524 commemoration at the Dragoon monuments at the Prattville Primary School property on Washington St. at 6:00 pm. This will be a terrific concert featuring three performances by Bob Miller on bagpipes, a reenactor Campfire Band, and gospel songs by Chaplain Tom Snowden. The reenactors will also providde a color guard and the presentation of a wreath to honor the memory of the Dragoons who met at this spot to ride to defend their country in 1861. Local political office holders are also invited to attend. Bring your folding chair to sit down and enjoy some great musical talent.
We need excellent participation at our local Confederate Memorial Day ceremonies! Our support of this event will show our neighbors and communities how much we love our Confederate ancestors. Alll Confederate compatriots are invited - these are not just camp events but public celebrations. Please make a special effort to attend and bring people with you including family and friends. If we all come and bring just one guest, we would have a tremendous crowd to celebrate Confederate Memorial Day for 2016!