CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY 1993
Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Arizona
On May 1, 1993, for the second year, the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 held its Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona. The event, although not as well attended as the previous year's event, still drew a respectable crowd of about 40 people. And for the second year in a row we had press coverage, in the form of an article which appeared in the ARIZONA REPUBLIC on Sunday, May 2,1993. The article, entitled "South Rises Again, For a While: 13 Confederate Soldiers honored at cemetery," was very positive.
SOME OF THE ATTENDEES
This photo shows some of the approximately 40 people attending the 1993 ceremony. Those attending represented not only the Sons of Confederate Veterans, but also the Daughters of the Confederacy, the Pioneers' Cemetery Association, the American Legion, and the Arizona Civil War Council.
SALUTE TO THE CONFEDERATE FLAG
The Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. Flag and Salute to the Confederate Flag were led by Camp 1525 Colour Sergeant Robert Oxford, shown here saluting as "Dixie" is played.
For the second year, Mr. Herb Webster of the Arizona Civil War Council performed the Invocation and Benediction, and he gave a moving eulogy in honour of the Confederate dead.
Camp 1525 Commander Robert Perkins gave the keynote address in honour of the Confederate dead at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery.
WREATH LAYING CEREMONY
Camp 1525's Lt. Commander Robert Wilbanks and Commander Robert Perkins carry the Camp's wreath to the Cross of the Unknown Soldier.
DIPPING THE COLOURS
After the wreath is laid, the Colour Guard, carrying United States, Confederate, and Arizona Flags, dip the colours as "Taps" is played in honour of the Confederate dead.
The musket party of the Arizona Civil War Council presents arms during the playing of "Taps." Afterward they fired a traditional 21-gun salute in honour of the Confederate dead.
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