Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day 2017 - Remembrance Service for the Fallen

A Remembrance Service for the Fallen was held at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Montgomery the evening of Sunday May 28th in commemoration of Memorial Day.  Confederate veterans were well represented including SCV Camp 1524, the Prattville Dragoons, as well as a Montgomery Sons of Confederate Veterans camp, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Ladies Memorial Association.  The program included the posting of colors, banners for the various organizations in attendance and the Dragoons were able to place the SCV flag on the stage.   Camp Commander Waldo hand made a magnolia leaf wreath which Quartermaster Bill Myrick adorned with a few Confederate Battle Flags and placed among the other societies' wreaths on stage when introduced during that period of the program.  1st Lt Harold Grooms and Compatriot Tyrone Crowley also attended representing the Dragoons, all these men veterans.  One of the little Battle Flags fell off the wreath and a lady at the service attempted to return it to 1st Lt Grooms who offered for her to keep it as a keepsake after they chatted and she revealed she attended Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery as a youth and had proudly carried the Battle Flag at games and parades as part of the school band.  The service also included music and a guest speaker.  It was a beautiful wonderful tribute to the heroic soldiers who have fought and died to protect their homes and nation as part of the fabric of our American history.

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