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CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY 1996

Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Arizona

In April 1996 the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 held its fifth annual Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona.  The ceremony, while sparsely attended (only about 20 people showed up for the ceremony that year), was graced by an Arizona Civil War Council musket party and two cannons (provided by Arizona Civil War Council member George Duckworth and Camp 1525 member Dan Huskisson), and was a well-done and moving tribute to Arizona's Confederate veterans. 

 

PLAYING DIXIE

Camp 1525 Lt. Commander Ed Porter (left) and Commander Robert Perkins (right) render honours to the colours as "Dixie" is played. 

 

A GEORGIA VOLUNTEER

For the first time, Lt. Commander Ed Porter read the poem "A Georgia Volunteer," which was to become somewhat of a tradition in the ceremonies in succeeding years. 

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

As the Colour Guard and the musket party take their places in preparation for rendering honours to the dead, Camp Commander Robert Perkins (far right) gives the keynote address. 

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

As in previous (and future) years, Curt Tipton of the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 read the Roll of Honour of Confederate Veterans who have found their eternal rest at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery. 

 

WREATH LAYING

George Sheffler, Commander of the Arizona Division, SCV, laid the wreath at the Cross of the Unknown Soldier. 

 

MUSKET SALUTE

The Arizona Civil War Council musket party, composed of members of the Fifth Texas Infantry (C.S.) and the 1st U.S. Infantry, prepare to fire the first volley of the 21-gun salute in honour of the Confederate dead at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery. 

 

CANNON SALUTE

Pictured is George Duckworth of the Arizona Civil War Council as he fires his half of a two-gun cannon salute in honour of the Confederate dead. 

 

 

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The music file of THE WEARING OF THE GRAY was composed and  is copyrighted by Barry Taylor. Great, a'int it? For more great midi files like this one, check out THE CONTEMPLATOR'S FOLK MUSIC SITE.

 

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