Sons of Confederate Veterans meet
Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 8:01 pm
The Gen. Otho French Strahl Camp 176, Sons of Confederate Veterans, conducted its July meeting recently at the Obion County Museum on Edwards Street in Union City. There were 15 members in attendance.
The meeting was called to order by Commander Ralph Nichols, who led the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. flag and the SCV flag salute. Chaplain Mike Alexander led the opening prayer.
There was no guest speaker for the month.
Other items of business included:
• a report on the cannon dedication.
The cannon dedication at the Parks Cemetery Ridge Confederate Memorial Plaza was held June 25. It was the group’s first event of the sesquicentennial celebration. There was a large crowd in attendance on a beautiful day. The featured program speaker, Order of the Confederate Rose member Barbara Marthal of Mt. Pleasant, gave an inspirational speech in honor of Confederate ancestors.
The cannon, donated by Compatriot Hamilton Parks in honor of his wife, Merion Spence Parks, was a great addtion to the Confederate Memorial site and was admired by all attending.
• the installation of a headstone for a Confederate veteran buried in the Holloman Cemetery near Mason Hall in an unmarked grave. The headstone has been ordered from the Veterans Affairs office and will be installed by the local camp when received. This request came from a relative living in Owensboro, Ky.
• the financial report as given by Adjutant Jimmy Williams. All outstanding bills are paid and the account balance is the best it has ever been.
• discussion of dues notices, which will be forthcoming this month.
Compatriot Bobby Nichols dismissed with a closing prayer.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans is the nation’s largest Southern heritage, history and honor organization open to all male descendants of a Confederate soldier who served honorably in the War for Southern Independence.
For more information, call 1-800-mysouth or visit the website scvcamp176.org.
Published in The Messenger 7.19.11
Sons of Confederate Veterans