Reenactment & grave ceremony
From: Brad Weaver
I’ll be off work Sunday the 7th. Ohatchee is having their "Battle of Ten Islands" reenactment on the 6th & 7th. I believe there will be a dance. This is the best time to visit Janney furnace, the triple wall Confederate monument, and the museum they have there where the reenactment will be. There should also be sutlery tents there.
Anyone is free to go Saturday, but come Sunday I hope to get there early. From there, we will head back to Saint Clair County to do what we are really scheduled to do that day. Our Chaplain will give lip service over the graves of Confederates in Odenville. If Colby Stanford comes out he will provide a drum roll while Tim Hobbs gives a gun salute and while I salute with the flag. Tim, Colby, and myself should be in uniform. Trey Barnett will be gathering video footage and assisting where needed. We will put small flags on the graves of Confederates.
From that cemetery, we will march to the next cemetery and do the same thing. We have not yet decided on which cemeteries. The goal is to honor our Confederates, get some publicity, handout information regarding our upcoming meeting, and sell some merchandise for camp funds to buy more flags for graves, etc. If anyone is at church, then hey, we’ll have spectators! If all goes well, we hope to put a photo in the newspaper and mention our upcoming meeting place & date.
Cmdr Brad Weaver
St. Clair Home Guards, Camp 2217
Sons of Confederate Veterans
P.S. We’ve been updating our website, notably with an events schedule.