2010 McGavock Memorial Service honors Confederate dead

Early afternoon showers threatened to dampen the June 6th, 2010 Memorial service hosted by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Chapter #14, but the sunshine broke through about 20 minutes before the start and even ended up being perfect.

See the 128 photo gallery set of the event on Flickr.

Longtime Franklin preservationist Gene McNeil spoke appropriate words of how we often forget unpleasant things in order to survive and move on.  McNeil shared a nice story about his great grandfather who served in the eastern theater fighting at Gettysburg and the Wilderness campaign.

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46th TN reenactor Robert Brooks gave a brief reading.

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Jim Drury, Pipe Major with the TN Scots Pipe Band played the favorite hymn Amazing Grace on the bagpipes.

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Nicholas Lane of BSA Troop #137 played taps.

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Ronnie Mancrum was given a surprise plaque for his dedication and service to the cemetery.

Watch the interview with Mr Mancrum, discussing the restoration project of the 20th TN Confederate flag.

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See the 128 photo gallery set of the event on Flickr.

Here are a few photos from the ceremony but click the link above to see all of the photo gallery.

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3 thoughts on “2010 McGavock Memorial Service honors Confederate dead

  1. Very nice ceremony for the June 6th Memorial Service at the McGavock Confederate Cemeteryin Franklin, TN. I enjoyed the nice photos & info. One of my favorite “War Between The States” battlefield sites & historic city. I regret that I missed the event.
    Thanks to all the planners, organizations and speakers, for putting it together. A very worthy cause for our fallen Confederate Soldiers on hallowed ground.

    Lanny J. Perry
    Tuscumbia, Alabama

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