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    Kevin Stone, Commander
    NC Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans

Thursday 30 Mar 2017

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Written by Greg Parrott   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 09:47

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES

6th May 2017


Marion, North Carolina


7:00 AM – The McDowell Men Camp 379 invites everybody to join us as we celebrate Confederate Memorial Day on Saturday May 6 starting at 7:00 am when the 1st National Flag will be raised on the lawn of the McDowell County Courthouse for the 14th consecutive year. A prayer and a few words will be shared before the "Raising our Colours" followed by Dixie. The camp will adjourn to Oak Grove Cemetery in downtown Marion to place Flags on the graves of the 61 Confederate Veterans buried there. The Colors will be retrieved at dusk with "Taps" being played by the McDowell County American Legion. All are welcome to join us for this tradition.

The McDowell Men Camp 379 also invites you to join us Saturday May 13 at 10:30 am as we support the McDowell Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy with their annual Confederate Memorial Day Observance at the newly erected McDowell County Confederate Veterans Memorial Marker at Andrew's Geyser in Old Fort, North Carolina. Our members will provide the Confederate Honor/Color Guard and will fire musket volleys during the Ceremony.


Jeff Cordell, Commander
The McDowell Men Camp 379
[email protected]



Graham, North Carolina


9:00 AM - The Col. Charles F. Fisher Camp 813 of Burlington/Graham will observe our commemoration of Confederate Memorial Day at 9:00 am on May 6th, 2017 at the old courthouse and Confederate monument in downtown Graham. We will process to the new Courthouse and War Memorial for a wreath laying ceremony and the firing of musket volleys. Members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will stand as an Honor Guard and interact with the general public until 2:30 pm. All are welcome to join us this day of tribute to our Veterans.


Mitch Flinchum, Past Commander
Col. Charles F. Fisher Camp 813
[email protected]


Raleigh, North Carolina


10:00 AM - The Pvt. Henry L. Wyatt Camp 1297 welcomes all to join us for our annual Confederate Memorial Day Service on May 6th 2017 at 10:00 am at the City Cemetery located at 17 S. East Street in Raleigh, NC. This is the final resting place of 34 Confederate soldiers.


Lauris Lee, Commander
Pvt. Henry L. Wyatt Camp 1297
[email protected] - 919-267-6417


Sanford, North Carolina


10:00 AM – The NB Forrest Camp 803 and Mary Ann Montgomery Forrest OCR Chapter 53 are holding their 1st Annual Confederate Memorial Day service at 10 am on Saturday May 6, 2017, at Euphronia Presbyterian Church, 169 Euphronia Church Road, Sanford, NC 27330. Keynote speaker will be SCV ANV Chaplain Rev Dr. Herman White who is also NC Division SCV Chaplain. Hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be served after the service and a Confederate Convoy will assemble to travel to Raleigh for the service at Oakwood Cemetery that afternoon. Reenactors and period civilian attire is encouraged but we encourage guests to dress comfortably as tours of the historic Church will be available as well. Contact 2nd Lt. Commander Sam Buchanan at [email protected] with any questions or if you want to volunteer for the Honor Guard.


R. Kevin Stone, Commander
Col. William A. Stowe Camp 2142
[email protected]


Whiteville, North Carolina


11:00 AM – The Columbus County Volunteers Camp 794 extends an invitation to everyone to attend our annual Confederate Memorial Day Service on Saturday, May 6 at 11 o’clock. There will be cannons with the Adam’s Battery from Wilmington and the 20th NC Infantry will march and perform their military respect including “The Same Canteen” depiction. The name of over 50 Confederate soldiers buried in Whiteville Memorial Cemetery will be read followed with a bell chime at the Confederate Monument during our annual tradition.


Mike Hollingsworth, Commander
The Columbus County Volunteers Camp 794
[email protected]


Dallas, North Carolina


2:00 PM –The Col. William A. Stowe Camp 2142 welcomes all to our Annual Confederate Memorial Day Service on Saturday May 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the historic Old Dallas Courthouse located at 131 N. Gaston Street, Dallas, NC 28034. We invite everyone to join us as we honor the 1500 Men who served from Gaston County during the WBTS. We will post our Colors, fire a period Musket Volley Salute and the UDC will place a Wreath on the Confederate Monument. Our guest speaker will be North Carolina Division 2nd Lt. Commander Andrew Johnson. Period music will also be provided. All are welcome.


Gary Byrd, Commander
Col. William A. Stowe Camp 2142
[email protected] – 704-853-9588



Raleigh, North Carolina


2:00 PM - The Col. Leonidas L. Polk Camp 1486 of Garner, the 47th Regiment NC Troops Camp 166 of Wake Forest, the Captain James I. Waddell MOSB Chapter and Ashe & Pettigrew UDC Chapters invite you to join us at our 12th Annual Oakwood Confederate Memorial Service on Saturday, May 6th at 2:00 pm at Oakwood Cemetery. The 1,400 Confederate headstones will be decorated with a Confederate Battle Flag during the ceremony. Commander Kevin Stone will bring greetings from the North Carolina Division. Our Keynote Speaker this year will be Ms. Susan Hathaway of the Virginia Flaggers. There will be Musket and Artillery salutes from the 6th NC State Troops, 26th NC and Edenton Bell Battery to honor our Confederate dead at their final resting in historic Oakwood Cemetery. Refreshments at the House of Memory after the service.


Darwin Roseman, Past Commander
Colonel L. L. Polk Camp 1486
[email protected]


Union Mills, North Carolina


2:00 PM – The McDowell Men Camp 379 and Lt. William Corbitt Camp 525 invites you to attend their Confederate Memorial Day Service on Saturday, May 6th at 2:00 pm at the Montford Cove Baptist Church Cemetery located at 4920 Cove Road, Union Mills, NC 28167. The McDowell Men Camp 379 installed markers for these two Southern Heroes, Cpl. Moses Wilkerson of Co. K, 22nd NC and Cpl. James W. Murphey of Co. B, 22nd NC and there will be a Grave Marker Dedication Ceremony during our Confederate Memorial Day service.


Jeff Cordell, Commander
The McDowell Men Camp 379
[email protected]

Creighton Lovelace, Lt. Commander
Lt. William Corbitt Camp 525
[email protected]



7th May 2017


Fayetteville, North Carolina


7:30 AM - The Fayetteville Arsenal Camp 168 invites you to our annual church service on May 7th at 7:30 am at the Confederate Monument on Old Fort Bragg Road. Our camp will place 500 flags at Confederate grave sites throughout Cumberland County, Fayetteville and Fort Bragg from May 7th to May 9th to honor our veterans.
*You are also invited to our Confederate Memorial Day Service. See details on May 10th 2017.


Edward (Ned) R. Schowalter III, 2nd Lt. Commander
Fayetteville Arsenal Camp 168
[email protected] - 706-414-7863

 

HERITAGE DAY

10th May 2017


Rocky Mount, North Carolina


9:00 AM - The Robert Henry Ricks Camp 75 invites you to join us at our annual Memorial service at the Confederate monument on Falls Road in Rocky Mount on Wednesday, May 10th at 9 am on your way to the 2nd Annual Heritage Day at the Legislature in Raleigh. This day will be the 100th Anniversary for this historic monument which was paid for by our camp's namesake.


Craig Bone, Commander
Robert Henry Ricks Camp 75
[email protected] - 252-314-3732



Raleigh, North Carolina


9:00 AM - Join us at the 1100 Court (Northeast Court) in the main Legislative Building where tables will be for registration for the 2nd Annual Heritage Day of the North Carolina Division. You are encouraged to join us to visit your State House Representatives and Senators throughout the day to explain the mission of our organization to lawmakers, staffers and visitors. We need all our camps represented along with your family and friends on Confederate Memorial Day in the State of North Carolina to let our representatives know what is important to us. The dress code in the General Assembly is coat and tie or period dress on this day dedicated to our Heritage. This will be a day shared with other descendants of Confederate Veterans representing the Children of the Confederacy, Military Order of Stars & Bars, Order of Confederate Rose, Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.


Sam Currin, Legislative Affairs Officer
North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans
[email protected] - 252-314-3732


Fayetteville, North Carolina


6:30 PM - The Fayetteville Arsenal Camp 168 invites you to join us on May 10th 2017 for our annual Confederate Memorial Day Service at the Cross Creek Cemetery to be followed by a supper at the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry Armory. This event is co-sponsored by the SCV, UDC and FILI with FILI as the Color Guard and our camp as the Honor Guard.


Edward (Ned) R. Schowalter III, 2nd Lt. Commander
Fayetteville Arsenal Camp 168
[email protected] - 706-414-7863



Greensboro, North Carolina


6:30 PM - The Col. John Sloan Camp 1290 invite you to join them as they support the annual Confederate Memorial Day Service hosted by the UDC Guilford Chapter 301 at the Confederate Mound at historic Green Hill Cemetery located at 901 Wharton Street, Greensboro, NC 27401.


Jeffrey Frank, Commander
Colonel John Sloan Camp 1290
[email protected]



Lincolnton, North Carolina


7:00 PM - The General Robert F. Hoke / Colonel William J. Hoke Camp 1616 invites you to join us at our annual Confederate Memorial Day Service at 7:00 pm on May 10th, 2017 at the Confederate Memorial Monument on the Lincoln County Square in Lincolnton, North Carolina.


Andrew Johnson, Past Commander
Gen. Robert F. Hoke / Col. Wm J. Hoke Camp 1616
[email protected]



13th May 2016


Dobson, North Carolina


9:00 AM - The J.E.B Stuart Camp 1598 of Mount Airy welcomes you to join us for our annual Confederate Memorial Day observance in memory of our Confederate ancestors and veterans at the historical Old County Courthouse located at 100 W Atkins Street, Dobson, NC 27017.


Terry Lee Tucker, Commander
J.E.B Stuart Camp 1598
[email protected]



Durham, North Carolina


Pvt. Lorenzo Leigh Bennitt Camp #773, of Durham, welcomes you to join us on May 13th 2017 at 9am for our annual Confederate Memorial Day observance in memory of our Confederate ancestors and veterans at Maplewood Cemetery, 1800 Morehead Ave, Durham, NC 27707.


Matthew A McGuigan, Social Media/Advertising Officer
Pvt. Lorenzo Leigh Bennitt Camp #773
Website: http://www.durhamncscv.org



Statesville, North Carolina


10:00 AM - The Maj. General Stephen Dodson Ramseur/Col. Reuben Campbell Camp 387 will host our annual Iredell County Confederate Memorial Day Service on Saturday, May 13th at 10:00 at the Old Courthouse in Statesville followed by a visit to Fourth Creek Cemetery for decorated graves of Confederate Veterans and military salutes.


James Rogers
Maj. Gen. Stephen Dodson Ramseur / Col. Rueben Campbell Camp 387
[email protected]



Salisbury, North Carolina


11:00 AM - The Rowan Rifles Camp 405 will host our annual Confederate Memorial Day Service on Saturday, May 13th at 11:00 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Rowan County. The main speaker will be Creighton Lovelace. Join us for a covered dish dinner following our annual tribute to our Confederate ancestors and soldiers.


Steve Poteat, Commander
The Rowan Rifles Camp 405
[email protected]



Charlotte, North Carolina


1:00 PM - The Stonewall Jackson Camp 23 & Mary Anna Morrison Jackson OCR Chapter 57 along with the Major Charles Q. Petty Camp 872 & the Petty Gray Bells OCR Chapter 03 invite you join us for our Confederate Memorial Day Service on Sunday, May 13th, 1:00 pm at the historic Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, 7407 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28217. Our keynote speaker will be R. Kevin Stone, Commander of the North Carolina Division SCV.


Brian S. Allmon, Commander
Stonewall Jackson Camp 23
[email protected] or 980-275-0638



Lexington, North Carolina


2:30 PM - The Davidson Guards Camp 1851 with support from the 38th NC Troops invites you to our annual Confederate Memorial Day Service on Sunday, May 13th, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Lexington Cemetery located at 400 N. State Street, Lexington, NC 27292. The seventy-five Confederate Veterans buried in this cemetery will be marked with the Confederate Battle Flag. Volleys will be fired at the cemetery and the Monument.


Michael A. Scott, Commander
Davidson Guards Camp 1851
[email protected]



20th May 2017



Chapel Hill, North Carolina


10:00 AM – The Gen. W.W. Kirkland Camp 1692 in Chapel Hill will hold its annual Confederate Memorial Service on Saturday, May 20th at 10 am at the historic Statue of the Confederate Soldier (Silent Sam) on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus on Franklin Street. There is plenty of parking on Franklin Street and the Town Park Parking Deck one block away. Come and support us as we honor our Confederate soldiers, especially those who were students or faculty at the University.


Jim Ward, Adjutant
Gen. W.W. Kirkland Camp 1692
[email protected]



Dunn, North Carolina


2:00 PM - The Mingo Militia Camp 1717 is planning a Memorial Service to be held on Saturday May 20th. We are hoping to hold it on the property of the Mingo Militia Monument located at the corner of Taylor's Chapel Road and Budd Godwin Lane near Plainview School just outside of Dunn NC. We are tentatively looking at starting at about 2:00 P.M.


Steve Hulen, Commander
The Mingo Militia Camp 1717
[email protected]



High Point, North Carolina


3:00 PM - The Lt. F.C. Frazier Camp 668 & Laura Wesson Chapter 5 of High Point invite you to join us for our annual Confederate Memorial Day observance in Oakwood Cemetery located at 312 Montlieu Avenue in High Point. Our service at the grave marker of Heroine Laura Wesson in front of the Confederate Monument will honor the fifty Confederate soldiers representing several Southern States who died while being treated at the Wayside Hospital in High Point during the final months of the war. We are excited that Keynote Speaker will be our member William H. Reno II who will travel all the way from Florida to be with us in honor of one of these fifty soldiers, Lt. Joseph Lewis Reno of the 12th Louisiana Infantry, as a proud 2nd great grandson. Compatriot Reno retired from the USMC as a 2nd Lieutenant following the Vietnam War. The Confederate Memorial Honor Guard will fire muskets and the Confederate Memorial Cannon Crew will make some noise firing a tribute in the memory of our Confederate Veterans.


Ronald Lee Perdue, Commander
Lt. F.C. Frazier Camp 668
[email protected]
28th May 2017



Wentworth, North Carolina


4:30 PM - The Pvt. Lorenzo Dow Williams SCV Camp 1496, Garnett-Pettigrew Chapter 67 MOSB and the UDC Reidsville Chapter will host our 31st Annual Confederate Memorial Day Observance on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm at the Rockingham County Veterans Park in Wentworth. The park is located on Hwy 704 and NC Hwy 65 across from the Rockingham Community College main entrance and one tenth of a mile from the NC National Guard Armory.


Rodney P. Williams, Past Commander
Pvt. Lorenzo Dow Williams Camp 1496
[email protected]



21st May 2017



Goldsboro, North Carolina


2:00 PM – The Goldsboro Rifles Camp 760 and the Dr. B.T. Person Camp 1517 of Fremont-Pikeville invites you to join them for their annual Confederate Memorial Service at Willowdale Cemetery on East Elm Street in Goldsboro, North Carolina at 2:00 pm on May 21st, 2017.


Chris Keen, Lt. Commander
The Goldsboro Rifles Camp 760
[email protected]




28th May 2017



Wentworth, North Carolina


4:30 PM – The Pvt. Lorenzo Dow Williams SCV Camp 1496, Garnett-Pettigrew Chapter 67 MOSB and the UDC Reidsville Chapter will host our 31st Annual Confederate Memorial Day Observance on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm at the Rockingham County Veterans Park in Wentworth. The park is located on Hwy 704 and NC Hwy 65 across from the Rockingham Community College main entrance and one tenth of a mile from the NC National Guard Armory.


Rodney P. Williams, Past Commander
Pvt. Lorenzo Dow Williams Camp 1496
[email protected]


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