Date: Tue, Sep 29, 2009
Thought to share some of this year’s Richard Poplar photos from the citizens of Petersburg.
The following linked pictures were taken at the 19 September program. Please share
with your email list.
Kelly Barrow has agreed to be next year’s Special Guest Speaker.
This is a draft of this year’s program:
Introductions by Ms. Jordan Collier, Matoaca, VA
Invocation: The Reverend Rick Greenwood, Rector St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,
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History: A Sketch of Richard Poplar’s Life
Mr. Terry Barfield, Petersburg, VA
Theme: Richard Poplar cited for his POW "Aid and Comfort"provided to his Petersburg
Mr. David Wright, Petersburg, VA – “A view of Heroes”
Song: Introduction of our Special Guest, James Franklin, Former Prisoner of War.
Solo "Soldier’s Call Home" —
Ms. Evelyn Franklin, Petersburg Museums
Special Guest Speakers:
Mr. Charles Kelly Barrow, Tennessee, Author: Black Confederates, Etc. Commander, Army of Tennessee & Sons of Confederate Veterans
Ms. Kathryn Hamilton, Portsmouth, VA, G. G. Grand-daughter of Confederate Veteran Jason Boone
Mr. Robert Harrison, Norfolk, VA, “Richard Poplar”, City of Petersburg Proclamation
Mr. James Franklin, Former POW
Ms. Yoshie Lewis, Ms. Lisa Shelton-Surratt, and Mr. Justin Adams – Pretzel Pictures, Nashville, TN
Mr. Joe Elia & Son Joe, Richmond, VA, 9th VA Infantry
Benediction: The Reverend Rick Greenwood, Rector St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,
Salute: 9th Virginia Infantry “Yellow Jackets”