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Hard Hats, Cannon Salute and TAPS on Confederate Memorial Day PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holly Sheen   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

Rifle Salute by Reenactors in Columbia. ~ Photo Courtesy of Stan Craig

At the conclusion of the Confederate Memorial Day service at the State Capitol in Columbia, Saturday, there was a cannon salute. There were three cannons and they were fired a total of 9 times.

Across the street a new high-rise is under construction and the exterior is being clad in glass. We could hear the construction crews inside all during the memorial service making a racket.

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Confederate Memorial Service, Springwood Cemetery, Greenville, SC PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

Mrs. Thomas Beacham and Mrs. Raymond Sheen. ~ Photo by Bob DillStorm clouds and rumbles of thunder did not deter some 200 faithful who participated in the Memorial Service to honor the service and sacrifice of  Confederate Soldiers buried in Spring-wood Cemetery in downtown Greenville.

The service began with a prelude by the Joyful Harps, followed by the assemblage of troops including the Butler Guards and 16th Regiment SCV Honor Guard.

The Call to Order was issued by Commander James Bouchillon, 16th Regiment, SCV, Camp No. 36. Invocation by the 16th Regiment Chaplain, Rev. Mark W. Evans.

Colors were posted by the Honor Guard and Pledges led by Douglas Taylor, Regimental Color Sergeant.

Commander Bouchillon recited the Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans first issued by Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General, United Confederate Veterans in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1906.

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