Sons of Confederate Veterans to place flags on graves
AMERICUS — The A.H. Stephens Camp No. 78, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) will place flags on the graves of all Confederate veterans buried in Sumter County during April in observance of the Confederate History & Heritage Month. All members, and the public, who would like to participate in this event should meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at the American Legion Hall, (923 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Participants will be assigned a cemetery, divided into teams, and issued the flags that will be needed for each location.
The SCV have compiled a list of approximately 500 Confederate veterans buried in Sumter County. In past years, the Camp has placed flags primarily at Oak Grove Cemetery in Americus, where approximately 300 Confederate veterans are buried. This year’s goal was to add the rural cemeteries to the project in order to honor all the veterans in Sumter County.
The SCV is a patriotic hereditary organization made of male descendants of Confederate veterans. Formed in 1896, the organization seeks to preserve the true history of the Southern soldier during the War Between the States.
-If you would like more information about the SCV, call 1-800-MY-SOUTH, or 1-800-MY-DIXIE. or go to www.SCV.org
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