CELEBRATE THE BEGINNING OF THE CONFEDERACY!
It is time to mark your calender 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 vist 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 availabe and posted early next week. (Note: If you end up staying at a different hotel, The Renaissance has shown itself to Confederate non-friendly)
Vendors : Friday, February 18th, 2011 and Saturday the 19th vendors will be setup in the hotel.
Reception: Friday evening the Alabma 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 http://www.confederate150.com/2011.html for event details.