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April 22, 2014

Confederate Memorial Day flag dedication

MERIDIAN —     A Confederate States Flag Dedication Service will be take place Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m. in the Enterprise Confederate Cemetery.

    Sponsored by the GFWC/MFWC Enterprise Woman's Club, the ceremony will honor the memory of those soldiers buried there and give recognition to their home states.  

    Each state with a soldier buried in the cemetery will be represented with an individual pole and state flag. Of the 400 soldiers buried at the cemetery, 219 have been identified through the Confederate Military Records in the National Archives in Washington, D.C.  

    The names of the identified soldiers are inscribed on a confederate monument located in the cemetery, along with their home states which include Kentucky, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Florida and Virginia.

    The public is invited to attend the dedication service, which will include with re-enactors at the dedication service.  For more in formation contact Martha Buckley at  601-880-6256.

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