Confederate Memorial Day
Southern states celebrate Confederate Memorial Day during the past few days of April, which varies from state to state. In Mississippi, yesterday was the designated day of remembrance for ancestors who fought for the South in the War Between the States.
To mark the occasion, a local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Varina Howell Davis Chapter $2559, held a special candlelight vigil. Members were asked to bring pictures of their Confederate ancestors, which were very interesting.
Three men were also honored during the evening in an Award of Military Service ceremony. They received special pins commemorating their call to duty during wartime (two for WWII and one for Korea). A member of the UDC chapter also received a certificate for becoming a member of the great-great-granddaughter’s club.