Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Dragoons Make Historical Presentation at Prattville's Autauga Academy

Compatriot Tyrone Crowley and Kerri Waldo, Commander Stuart Waldo’s wife, presented an educational program to the second grade class at Autauga Academy on Monday, May 16. Commander and Mrs. Waldo have children who attend Autauga Academy.  Tyrone portrayed Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Kerri portrayed President Davis’ daughter, Maggie Hayes-Davis. Tyrone brought many of the period historical flags including the Alabama secession flag and these are always popular with their vivid colors and the children enjoy helping to hold and fold the flags.  Tyrone has polished his presentation over the past few years and provides the children information about Jefferson Davis including his childhood as well as the tumultuous period of his Presidency and the War for Southern Independence.  The substitue teacher in the class was overjoyed by the quality of the presentation including Tyrone and Kerri in period dress.  The girls in the class loved the beautiful ball gown and touched it's fabric and frills while the boys in the class were more interested in testing whether Tyrone's beard was real by tugging on it.  SCV Tennessee Division comic books were distributed to all the children which provided historically accurate stories of Confederate heroes Sam Davis and the brilliant exploits of General N.B. Forrest.  A special thanks should be extended to these two compatriots for bringing some true Confederate history to some school children again this week as the SCV Charge admonishes us all, that it is our "duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations". 

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