CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY 1995
Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Arizona
In April 1995, the fourth annual Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery was hosted by the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525. Attendance was smaller than usual at this event, although we did have four S.C.V. Camps represented (the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 of Phoenix, Arizona, the Captain Robert Rodes Nelson Camp 1647 of Prescott, Arizona, the Captain Granville Henderson Oury Camp 1708 of Scottsdale, Arizona, and the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 of Sierra Vista, Arizona), and we did have a small musket party from the Arizona Civil War Council and at least one cannon for a cannon salute. And the ceremony was graced by live music, provided by Compatriot Randy England. So all in all it was a pretty good ceremony!
Camp 1525 Commander Robert Perkins gives the keynote address. To the right is Compatriot England, who sang "Dixie" and "The Wearing of the Gray" at the event. Compatriot England is a local reenactor who portrays a 19th Century Minstrel and is very talented...we were honoured to have him perform for us at the event.
THE JACKET OF GRAY
Camp 1525 Lt. Commander Ed Porter reads the haunting War Between the States poem, "The Jacket of Gray."
ROLL OF HONOUR
Curt Tipton, Adjutant of the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 of Sierra Vista, Arizona, reads the Roll of Honour of Confederate Veterans buried at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery.
THE WEARING OF THE GRAY
Compatriot Randy England performs "The Wearing of the Gray," a song that has been a traditional part of our Confederate Memorial Day ceremonies at Greenwood Memory Lawn since their inception in 1992.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans Colour Guard and the Arizona Civil War Council musket party render honours to the dead as "Taps" is played.
The Arizona Civil War Council musket party prepares to fire the first volley of a 21-gun salute in honour of the Confederate dead at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery.
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