Friday, April 26, 2013

Confederate History and Heritage Month in Georgia

Confederate History and Heritage Month in Georgia
Georgia's General Assembly, in 2009, approved Senate Bill No.27 which was signed by Past Governor Sonny Perdue, officially and permanently designating April as Confederate History and Heritage Month in Georgia. It is a time to especially commemorate the men and women of the Confederate States of America who came from all races and religions.  Examples include: Irish-born General Patrick R. Cleburne, Black Confederate drummer Bill Yopp, Mexican born Colonel Santos Benavides, Cherokee born General Stand Watie and Jewish born Confederate treasurer Judah Benjamin and Nurse Phoebe Pember who was the first female administrator of Chimboraza Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.
We are justly proud of such a heritage and have scheduled a full slate of local Confederate Memorial Day services:
Saturday, April 20 - 1:00pm at Mount Pleasant Primitive Baptist Church, Jones County, GA
Friday, April 26 -  6:00pm at  Stevens Street Cemetery - south of Elberta Rd. in Warner Robins and 7:00pm at Cliett Cemetery, 247 Connector across from Peachtree Baptist Church, Byron
Saturday, April 27 - 8am at Confederate Statue, downtown Macon (Cotton Ave. at 2nd Street)
- 10:00 am at Rose Hill Cemetery, 1091 Riverside Drive, Macon
- 12noon at Woodward Cemetery, Hartley Bridge Road, Bibb County
- 2pm at Byron, GA City Cemetery, 101 Murdock Lane.
- 4:30pm at Ft. Valley's Oaklawn Cemetery, Southside of Ft. Valley on GA Hwy 49
Hopefully, you will attend one near you. For more information, contact area Sons of Confederate Veterans or United Daughters of the Confederacy members.

John Wayne Dobson
Macon, GA