Confederate Memorial Day Service

Apr 25, 1997, 01:00 ET from Sons of Confederate Veterans

    RALEIGH, N.C., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The North Carolina Division, Sons
 of Confederate Veterans will be hosting a Confederate Memorial Service on
 Sunday, May 4th, 1997 at Oakwood Cemetery in the historic district of downtown
 Raleigh. This service, which is the culmination of the division's annual
 convention, will take place at 1:30pm in the Confederate section of the
 cemetery. Mr. Michael Taylor of Albemarle, N.C., an authority on the battle of
 Gettysburg, will be the guest speaker. During the service a monument honoring
 the soldiers interrred at Oakwood who fought at Gettysburg will be dedicated.
 There will also be a tree of remembrance seeded from an oak tree on Seminary
 Ridge, which was the main Confederate line during this most pivotal battle of
 the war, planted on the grounds. The public is invited to come out and share
 in this very special service to the Confederate soldier.
     The Sons of Confederate Veterans, the direct heir to the United
 Confederate Veterans, is the oldest hereditary organization for male
 descendants of Confederate soldiers in existence. The Sons of Confederate
 Veterans are today striving to present and preserve the true history of the
 Confederate soldier so that future generations will have a better
 understanding of the motives which animated the Confederate Cause. The 2500
 members state-wide in North Carolina are actively engaged in presenting
 programs about the Confederacy to the public, preservation work associated
 with the war and research and study of the war. The SCV in North Carolina also
 hold memorial services for Confederate veterans such as the one at Oakwood
 cemetery throughout the state. For more information on the Sons of Confederate
 call 1-800 MY DIXIE (1-800-693-4943) or for information on activities and
 events associated with the Sons of Confederate Veterans call 1-800-MY SOUTH

SOURCE Sons of Confederate Veterans