CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY 1997
Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Arizona
In April 1997 the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 hosted its sixth annual Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Greenwood Memory Lawn. This ceremony was probably the poorest attended ceremony ever held by the Camp up to that time. No reenactors were present, so there was no musket salute or cannon salute. But there were enough SCV members present in Confederate uniform to form a Colour Guard, and the ceremony was dignified, if small.
LISTENING TO DIXIE
Shown are Camp Commander Robert Perkins and Compatriot Dan Huskisson, saluting as "Dixie" is played.
SPECTATORS LISTEN TO DIXIE
Shown are some of those attending the ceremony...or shall we say, almost all of them?
WEARIN' OF THE GRAY
Although the ceremony was small and limited, it was graced with one special feature, namely live music in the form of a performance of "The Wearin' of the Gray" by Compatriot Randy England.
Shown is the extemporized Colour Guard, consisting of (left to right) Curt Tipton and Tom Preston of the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 (Sierra Vista, Arizona) as well as Dan Huskisson and Robert Perkins of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525.
The Colour Guard is shown dipping the colours in honour of the Confederate dead at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery as "Taps" is played.
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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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