Confederate Memorial Day Services
East Hill Cemetery, Palestine, Texas

presented by the Davis-Reagan Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy

with participation by
John H. Reagan Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Cross of St. Andrews Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Johnson-Sayers-Nettles Camp, Sons of the Confederate Veterans
Ladies of the John H. Reagan Camp, Sons of the Confederate Veterans

24 April 2010


pictures taken and posted by Dorothy Odom Bruce
dobruce@swbell.net
25 Apr 2010 ~ dob

 

Fifty-three Confederate Veterans buried at East Hill.
This morning, Confederate Flags mark each grave, such as this one of Mr. Patrick.

Members of Cross of St. Andrews Camp marches in and takes position.

Members of Johnson-Sayers-Nettles Camp SCV man the canon.
Color Guard are members of John H. Reagan Camp, SCV.

Opening Prayer by Ronnie Hatfield

Opening remarks and Welcome by President of UDC Chapter, who presented the wreath.

Pledges to Colors
Tribute to Confederate Soldiers given by
Ken McClure, Commander of Cross of St. Andrews Camp SCV.
Remember... in these times, little boys wore dresses.
Unveiling ceremony honoring Pvt. Charles M. Copeland, Co. A, 17th Texas Infantry Regt. CSA.

Folded flag is presented to Copeland family member.

end

Unveiling ceremony honoring Pvt. William Wilson Love, Co. E, 2nd South Caroline Infantry Regt. CSA.

 

 

 

Dolly Jeffus is escorted to podium and gives the UDC Tribute.

Ladies are invited to place roses on each of the honored graves as each is escorted by a SCV member.
Rifles are loaded in readiness for Military Tribute
Military Tribute is given by rifles and canon

Ready for the Military Salute
Aim!
FIRE !!!!

Jimmy Ray Odom
The colors are retired. Each flag is rolled up and encased in a black sheath.

A closing prayer is said... and a rousing rendition of "Dixie" is sung by all.
Members of The Cross of St. Andrew Camp pose for pictures.




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