The Albany Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) will host the Annual Southwest Georgia Confederate Memorial Service on Saturday April 24 at the Confederate Memorial Park on Hwy. 91 North Philema Road.
From 9-10 AM a musical tribute to the Confederate States of America consisting of CSA songs and Southern Gospel music will be preformed by Ed Eschman and the band Southern Sounds.
A formal memorial service will be held 10 AM to 12 Noon beginning with an Invocation by Pastor Bobby Brown a SCV member of Yancey Independents Sylvester Georgia followed by an all sing along of the Southern National Anthem DIXIE. George Ray Houston the Poet Laurate of the Georgia SCV Division will read the poem THE LONG LONESOME ROAD followed by the famous Confederate song BONNIE BLUE FLAG.
The keynote speaker Eugene “Bo” Slack who is the commander of the Sylvester SCV Camp Yancey Independents will present a summary of the lives of Christian CSA Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson and explain why Confederate principles and values remain important to preserve freedom in America in accordance with the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights which were composed by Southern Gentlemen from Virginia.
Following the speech Albany SCV Camp commander James King will read the order and date of the secession of states that formed the Confederate States of America. Descendants of each state who are in attendance will stand to be recognized when the state in which their ancestor served as a soldier is called and a flower will be placed at the CSA Monument in memory of the soldiers of that CSA state. A flower will also be placed in memory of Confederate soldiers from territories and Northern states who fought for the South and for unknown Confederate soldiers.
A rifle and cannon salute by reenactors in Confederate uniform will be followed by an all sing along of “Amazing Grace” and the event will conclude with a benediction by pastor Bobby Brown.
All members of the public who have an interest in Confederate history and heritage are invited to attend. For additional information contact James W. King at firstname.lastname@example.org or 229-854-1944