Confederate Flag Day Ceremony
By request from the Commander in Chief Kelly Barrows March 5, 2016 has been declared Confederate Flag Day in each of the 48 divisions. After contacting Florida Commander Jim Davis I offered Tampa as the site for the Sunshine State. Therefore at 1:30 PM we will honour our colours at Confederate Memorial Park with the raising of a brand new 30' X 50" AOT Battle Flag.
Prior to the flag ceremony Virginia Flagger Susan Hathaway will be our guest speaker for the afternoon event. We are inviting all SCV Camp Colour Guards to attend and requesting period rifles for a combined salute. You need not be a member of the SCV to participate
With the onslaught of anti-Confederate sentiment throughout the South and other parts of the country we can make a statement declaring our support for all flags, monuments, statues and Memorials . Plenty of free parking directly across US 92 will be available. The Mary & Mollie Bell OCR Chapter #20 will be selling bottled water and I will have select Confederate flags for sale.
Make plans now to attend this important event and share with friends and neighbors. I would appreciate a mail from each of you
if you plan to attend so I can gauge our needs.
General Jubal A. Early Camp 556 is the host for this one time event in cooperation with the Florida Division.
Forward the Colours
10418 East HWY 92 Tampa 33610
5th Lt. Commander