The Wharton-Stuart Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold its Memorial Day service on April 16.
The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at the Patrick County Courthouse in Stuart and will serve to honor those soldiers from Patrick County who served from 1861 to 1865 in the War Between the States.
Guest speaker this year will be Chris Washburn, past commander of the Wharton-Stuart Camp. A wreath will be unveiled and flowers laid in rememberance of the Confederate dead. The ceremony will end with the SCV honor guard firing a volley, followed by the playing of “Taps.”
The SCV is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans, and the oldest hereditary organization for male decendents of Confederate soldiers. Organized in Richmond in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as a historical, patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to ensuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.
The ceremony is open to the public. The SCV encourages everyone to come out and join in honoring these Patrick County soldiers.