Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Confederate Flag Day March 2017

The Alabama Division Sons of Confederate Veterans hosted a Confederate Flag Day event on Saturday March 4th at Confederate Veterans Memorial Park in Luverne AL.  Photos of the event which included raising a First National Flag on a new pole complete with color guard and cannon salutes are included here.

Also, a brief history of Confederate Flag Day is presented here:

The Confederate first national flag was raised March 4th, 1861 by Letitia Tyler, the 18 year old grand daughter of U.S. President John Tyler, above the capitol in Montgomery. She is buried in the St. Margaret's section of Montgomery's Oakwood cemetery.

Also, on March 4, 1865 President Jefferson Davis signed a bill passed by the Confederate Congress creating the 3rd National Flag. 

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