150th Anniversary of Davis'
Montgomery, AL-February 19, 2011.
CELEBRATE THE BEGINNING OF THE CONFEDERACY!
It is time to mark your calendar for the SCV Sesquicentennial Event to be
held in Montgomery, AL on Saturday February 19, 2011. This event will
feature a parade up Dexter Avenue to the Alabama State Capitol Building, a
reenactment of the swearing in of President Jefferson Davis and a selection
of speakers at the Capitol Building. Just like was done for the Flag Rally
in 2000 in Columbia, South Carolina and for the Hunley Funeral in Charleston
in 2004 - it is IMPERATIVE that this event be well attended. We must show
the world that we will not permit the History and Heritage of the
Confederacy to be forgotten and unobserved during the Sesquicentennial. It
is up to us to see that this history is remembered and portrayed in the
right way so start planning your visit to Montgomery - organize vans and
buses - so we can show the world we remember our Confederate Heroes.
Embassy Suites - downtown Montgomery, AL. The SCV has a block of rooms
reserved for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Single and doubles
$116.00 per night, triple $126.00, and quads for $136.00 per night. The SCV
reservation code will be available and posted early next week. (Note: If you
end up staying at a different hotel, The Renaissance has shown itself to
Vendors: Friday, February 18th, 2011 and Saturday the 19th vendors will be
setup in the hotel.
Reception: Friday evening the Alabama Division will have a meet and greet
with entertainment from 7pm to 9pm at the host hotel.
Confederate Parade on Dexter Avenue - 12 Noon - details to be announced
shortly. Cannons are also need for a firing of a salute on the grounds of
the State Capitol.
Swearing in of President Jefferson Davis will take place after the parade on
the steps of the Alabama State Capitol Building.
Re-enactment of the raising of the first Confederate Flag
Saturday evening a banquet will be held with a guest speaker. Cost: $75.00
per couple or $50.00 for an individual.
More details soon - look for posts to the Telegraph and check
www.confederate150.com/2011.html for event details.
Your Humble Servant,
Wesley H. Frank, Commander
Pvt G W Thomas Camp 1595, Florida Division
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Fort Pierce, Fl