Appomattox Chapter 11, Virginia Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy®

Memorial Service 2006
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Confederate Memorial Service

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Students presenting flags to Soldiers

The Appomattox United Daughters of the Confederacy held the annual Confederate Memorial Service on April 9, 2006 at the Confederate Cemetery. The speaker was Mr. Chris Calkins, Chief of Interpretation at the Petersburg National Battlefield Park who gave his talk on “The Final Bloodshed – The Battle of Appomattox”.  The program consisted of singing, poetry, flowers and flags.  The UDC was most happy to welcome 2 buses of 8th Grade children, teachers, and parents from the Rosemont Middle School, LaCrescenta, California, a tour arranged by Anne Whitaker of Adventure Camps in Alexandria, Virginia.  One bus arrived at 10:00 am and was given a history of the cemetery and the soldiers buried there as well as information about the area.  The second bus arrived for the actual Memorial Service at 2:00 pm. The children all participated in the laying of the wreaths and flags for the soldiers graves.  A final speaker, Mr. James Hennig US Navy, ask if his American Flag could be flown at our ceremony. Mr. Hennig has spent two tours in Iraq and is retiring from the Navy in several months and this is his retirement flag. It has flown over the U.S.S. Constitution (Old Ironsides), Fort Henry, Gettysburg and it’s final stop - Appomattox. We were honored to have him participate in our service.

 

The UDC would like to acknowledge the participation and support of the Appomattox Rangers Court House Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans as well as other area SCV camps who helped make this a Ceremony to remember.  We would also like to thank Mr. Harry Lilly, The Rebel One Gift Shop, for his continued support and the providing of our flags. You can check out local soldiers stories and pictures on this web site.

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presentation of wreaths
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Early bus arrivals presenting flowers and flags to soldiers

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SCV members marching from Clover Hill

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Our quest speaker, Mr. Chris Calkins

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Special prsentation of United States Flag by Jim Hennig
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Rifle salute by the SCV members
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Taps by Jesse Osborne

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Students and Appomattox UDC members
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Memorial program participants in period dress