Confederate Memorial Service is Saturday

Published 9:50 am Wednesday, April 24, 2019

AMERICUS — The Annual Confederate Memorial Service, sponsored by Alexander H. Stephens Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, in Americus, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at Oak Grove Cemetery at the Confederate Plot. The public is invited. In case of rain, the service will be held at the Masonic Hall on Crawford Street.
Guest speaker is Col. Scotty Myers of Alexander City, Ala., who has portrayed President Jefferson Davis at the First White House of the Confederacy in Montgomery for several years and at Confederate Memorial observances. His motivation is to have southern history presented accurately. He and his wife Tammy and two sons raise cattle on land that has been in his family for five generations.
According to a law passed in Georgia in 2009, April is Confederate History and Heritage Month. For over 125 years, Confederate Memorial Day, April 26, has been a state holiday. For the last several years, the Monday before April 26 has been selected as the Confederate Memorial Day state holiday.
For more information,, call SCV Camp Commander John Carroll at 229-942-5879.