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

Memorial Service 2008
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The Appomattox Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy held their 142nd Annual Memorial Service at the Confederate Cemetery on April 6, 2008.The Invocation was given by Richard Lee Martin.  
Dr. Rondel H. Rumburg, the guest speaker, spoke from his book "Stonewall Jackson's Verse" regarding the life and faith of Jackson. The service honored the men who are buried at the cemetery as well as all other wars by the singing of songs and reading of  poetry.  The Honor/Color Guard was represented by the Appomattox Rangers Court House SCV Camp  and the Nelson Grays SCV Camp.
Flowers/wreaths were presented by Virginia Division President, Mrs. Susie Masters of Fredericksburg; William Latane' Camp #1690 of Mechanicsville, VA by  Mr. Leslie Updike; President Davis Chapter, Richmond, by President Mrs. Francine Stanley; and the Appomattox Chapter by Ms. Carolyn Davis and Ms. Frances Lewis. Mr. Wade Locy of Forest was soloist. Taps was presented by Mr. Jesse Osborne. The Benediction was given by Joseph H. Ferris. It was a beautiful day of honor despite the rain and cold.

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PRESENTATION OF THE COLORS

President, Virginia Division
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Mrs. Susie Masters

Reading of poem "CSA"
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Ms. Joan R. Butler

Leading audience in song "Dixieland"
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Mr. Wade Locy

Reciting his poem "Tis for You Dear Sir"
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Mr. Les Updike

Introduction of speaker
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Mrs. Carolyn Evans Austin

Speaker
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Dr. H. Rhondel Rumburg

Presentation of wreath for Appomattox UDC
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Ms. Carolyn Davis and Ms. Frances R. Lewis

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Rifle Salute by SCV members

BENEDICTION
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Mr. Joseph H. Ferries

Awarding Certificate of Appreciation
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Members of the Appomattox Boy Scouts Troop #546

 
To order DVD slideshow of this event contact  carolyne@appomattoxudc.com or call 804-639-0295
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