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CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY 2001

Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona

21 April 2001

 

The Confederate Battle Flag marking the grave of Confederate veteran Henry C. Orme, who served in Whites Battalion, Virginia Cavalry.  Prior to the ceremony, similar flags were placed on the graves of all the Confederate veterans who have found their eternal rest at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery.  They remained there to mark the final resting places of our Confederate heroes throughout the day.

 

The Arizona Confederate Veterans Monument placed by the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 in 1999, with the Camp's flags and wreath. 

 

Another view of the monument and wreath.

 

Commander Tom Tatum of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 delivers the keynote address praising the valor and sacrifices made by Confederate veterans during the War for Southern Independence.

 

Dipping the colours in honour of the dead as "Taps" is played. The Honour Detachment consisted of members of the 5th Texas Infantry and the 1st U.S. Infantry (Arizona Civil War Council).  S.C.V. members taking part in the honour detachment were Camp Secretary Robert Perkins and Camp Adjutant Larry Billar of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, and Camp Commander Ron Fox of the Captain Granville Henderson Oury Camp 1708 (Scottsdale, Arizona), all of whom are also members of the 5th Texas.

 

FIRE!!!  Captain Bob Smith, 5th Texas Infantry (Arizona Civil War Council) gives the order to fire as the Honour Detachment fires a 21 gun salute for the Confederate dead.

 

Camp 1525 members and guests pose with Confederate Veterans Monument after the ceremony.   Front row, left to right...Commander Tom Tatum of the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525; the daughter and son of Compatriot Steve Johnson of Camp 1525.   Rear row, left to right...Robert Perkins, Camp 1525 Secretary; Compatriot Greg Cartwright of Camp 1525; Curt Tipton, Commander, Arizona Division, S.C.V. and Adjutant of the Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 (Sierra Vista, Arizona); Larry Billar, Camp 1525 Adjutant; and Compatriot Steve Johnson, Camp 1525.

 

 

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Copyright 2001 by the Colonel Sherod Hunter Camp 1525, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Phoenix, Arizona.  All rights reserved.  Last updated on 21 April 2001.