HONORING JOHN H. REAGAN
on his BIRTHDAY OCTOBER 8, 1818

presented by the Davis-Reagan Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy
09 August 2010
~~~ with participation by ~~~
John H. Reagan Camp #2156, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary

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At the site of Reagan's Homestead, now at the corner of Industrial and W. Reagan Streets,
is the red monument marking the site of the Home of John H. Reagan.
Thanks to Rod Skelton, of the John H. Reagan Camp SCV,
for his work in cleaning the monument and preparing the Reagan Homestead site for the ceremony.
Guests from John H. Reagan Chapter UDC #325 in Gatesville. Jane Pitts, Historian; Dr. James Burleson; Angelina Burleson, President of the Chapter. This Chapter has been newly reinstated.
Posting of the Colors, by John H. Reagan Camp #2156, SCV.
Marc Robinson is Commander of the Camp.
Ronnie Hatfield is leading the Color Guard.
Invocation given by Jean Stokes, Chaplain.
Dollye Jeffus, Secretary,
leads the Pledges to the Flags.
Welcome and the UDC Ritual is given by
President Jane Biddle
Anne Coleman,
Veterans Historic Education Center Founder
and DAV Adjutant.
Judge Linda Ray brings Greetings from Anderson County, and reads a letter from the 1863 Elkhart Newspaper. The writer was from Elkhart, and writes to his family from his camp in Tennessee.
Judge Ray was interrupted by the train whistle... reminding us all of the early history of Anderson County and the coming of the Railroad in the early days of Palestine, which helped the city grow.
A member of the SCV in uniform stands near, reminding us of the young letter writer, who sadly, did not come home to Palestine.
Professor Rob Risko gave an address on John H. Reagan
And... another train interrupts our ceremony!
Dollye Jeffus, escorted by Ronnie Hatfield, places the UDC Wreath of Remembrance.
Anne Coleman plays TAPS, as The Disabled Americans Auxiliary stand at attention.
Rifle Volley to honor Reagan.
The Val Verde Cannon Battery salutes Reagan. The Val Verde Battery was part of the 12th Texas Artillery during the Civil War.
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Commander Ronnie Hatfield and the Color Guard retire the Colors

Jean gives the Benediction... And "Dixie" was sung by all present to end the program.

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