November 30, 2020

Heard County Chapter 2587 holds Confederate Memorial Day Program

(Franklin) – The Heard County Chapter 2587 held a Confederate Memorial Day program at the Confederate Monument in the Veteran’s Park on the square in Franklin at 3:00 on April 24th.

President Brown welcomed visitors and guests and led them in the singing of the National Anthem. Chaplain Hollis Crockett gave the invocation and Mary Lane read the poem “Who Am I?” from the February 2013 issue of the UDC Magazine. Teresa Eady placed the Wreath and Selmah Bowen placed a Daughter’s Flag by the Monument.

(L-R): Lisa Nesbitt, Lela Craft, Rebecca Lawley, Betty de Vane, Hollis Crockett, Carole Riddle, Carla Brown, Selmah Bowen, Jane Petsch, Marifaythe Whitley, Teresa Eady, Martha Stapler, Jeannine Jackson, Mary Lane

(L-R): Lisa Nesbitt, Lela Craft, Rebecca Lawley, Betty de Vane, Hollis Crockett, Carole Riddle, Carla Brown, Selmah Bowen, Jane Petsch, Marifaythe Whitley, Teresa Eady, Martha Stapler, Jeannine Jackson, Mary Lane

Members and guests honored our Confederate ancestors with a musical tribute of songs born during that time of war. The songs included in the tribute were Bonnie Blue Flag, Southrons-Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, Goober Peas, Suwannee River, When Johnny Comes Marching home Again, and Dixieland. Information about each song’s origins was presented by President Brown as each played.

Following the music, members remembered their ancestors with a moment of silence and Chaplain Hollis Crockett gave the benediction.

Members in attendance were Selmah Bowen, Hollis Crockett, Teresa Eady,  Jeannine Jackson, Rebecca Lawley, Carolyn Bell, Carla Brown, Lela Craft, Betty de Vane, Mary Lane, Jane Petsch, Carole Riddle,  Martha Stapler, and Marifaythe Whitley. Guests included Lisa Nesbitt, Mary Catherine Martin, and Pam Stevens.

 

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