Sunday was our Land Dedication and Church Service.
This is our own private property where FREEDOM of speech
is encouraged and Pt. Lookout POWs are honored with "THEIR
FLAG." It was well attended with over ninety well wishers!
I’d like to thank Doug DeLozier for donating the beautiful ceremony
ribbons that were placed in the programs.
Lee’s Miserables marched in, singing ‘Dixie’ with
the 21 flags what will fly in our ring of flags when we erect our
POW statue. Dan Kesler led everyone in the Salute to the Confederate
Battle Flag. Patricia Buck gave the history of Confederate Memorial
Park and read "I Am Their
Flag" by Michael Bradley.
UNCENSORED Welcoming Remarks were given
by Rick Griffin and Commissioner Larry Jarboe. Commissioner Larry
Jarboe presented us with the St. Mary’s County Flag. We proudly
accept the honor to fly it in Confederate Memorial Park!
Our drummer boy, Wade Harris, III gave heart throbbing
drum rolls as the Confederate Memorial Park, Inc. committee members
cut the ribbon for the Official Land Dedication. Those doing the
honors were Jim Dunbar,Vice Chm; Frank Towberman, Treasure; Fran
Towberman, Secretary; Dan Kesler and Chet Magno. Special singing/playing
(You Got It All Wrong) was performed by Wade Harris who really
set the mood for our Flag’s honor.
Rev. Herman White and Fr. Alister Anderson delivered
Church Service. Both preached an ole time revival! Nobody goes
to sleep when these two are in the pulpit! They preached on how
important religion was during the war, how God fearing our ancestors
were and how it would benefit us if we followed in their footsteps.
Fran Towberman closed our ceremony by leading
the congregation in singing "Amazing Grace". We then
prayed the Lords Prayer together.
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