Monday, April 2, 2018

Confederate Memorial Day Service - Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond - Saturday, May 12th.

In 2014, the Virginia Flaggers revived a grand tradition of holding a Confederate Memorial Day Service at Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond. This year, we are once again holding a ceremony, and invite all to attend.

We are pleased to announce that Sgt. Major James S. Haymes, Jr. will bring the keynote address! Sgt. Major Haymes served the museum formerly known as the Museum of the Confederacy from May 2000 to September, 2016 as White House Tour Guide, Education Specialist, and Manager of Museum Operations.

 The service will also include a processional through the cemetery, music by  Pipe Major David Hinton, Color Guard provided by the Edmund Ruffin Fire-Eaters Camp #3000,  Honor Guard by the Captain William Latane Camp #1690, other special guests, and a wreath laying ceremony.
Attendees in period attire wishing to participate in the processional through the cemetery, please arrive by 10:30 a.m.

FREE to the public, free parking, all are welcome.  Handicapped parking will be available, and the service will be interpreted for the hearing impaired.

Email to sign up to bring greetings from your organization and/or lay a wreath.

PLEASE forward this email to anyone who may be interested in attending, and help spread the word.


Susan Hathaway
Va Flaggers