J.D.R. Hawkins

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Civil War Memorial Ceremony

On Sunday, April 10, the Samuel A.Hughey Camp #1452 Sons of Confederate Veterans held a memorial service at the cemetery in Hernando, Mississippi. This is an annual event that incorporates other local camps and the Varina Howell Davis Chapter #2559 United Daughters of the Confederacy as well. The ceremony began with a soldiers’ march. The speaker was a pastor who spoke about how pastors during the war dealt with the invading Federals, and how the Yankees desecrated Southern churches by using them as stables.

The infantrymen fired a salute, including cannonade. Wreaths of remembrance were placed in front of the memorial statue, which is the second oldest in the state. The event was attended by spectators and filmed by the tourism board. Following the ceremony, the SCV sponsored a BBQ, which was held across the street at the park and was open to the public. The weather was very warm, but a strong breeze offered relief.

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