In celebration of Georgia Confederate Memorial Day
April 2004 Meeting
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Report by Millie Stewart
Military Awards Report
Colonel Thomas Hardeman, Jr. Chapter
The Colonel Thomas Hardeman, Jr. # 2170, Georgia Division had it’s 53rd annual Confederate Memorial Day Observance on 24th April, at 11:30 a.m. est. at the Chapter House located at 195 College Street, Macon, Georgia 31201, beginning with a mid-morning “coffee” in honor of the recipients and their families.
Seventy four invitations were sent, with 51 persons present. The Chapter members placed 200 Confederate flags on veterans graves in Riverside Cemetery. A wreath was placed on the grave of Colonel Thomas Hardeman, Jr. Another wreath was placed on the Monument to Southern Women located at Poplar Street and First Street in downtown Macon.
Two Military awards were given. 1. Milton Howard Parks, Jr., Master Sergeant, U.S Marine Corps, retired, received the National Defense Medal for the Korean Conflict. 2. Jack Pollard, Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Army, retired, who received The Cross of Military Service for his participation in the Viet Nam conflict.
An article and pictures were submitted to the Macon Telegraph. To date, they have not been published. Nine pictures appear on our web page. www.georgiaudc.com under Chapter Activities.
Keynote guest speaker was Margie Daniels, from Germantown, Tennessee, Chapter Webmaster, and War Between the States Historian, who gave a tribute to the Veterans of Confederate States of America, and recognized veterans of all wars who were in attendance. Also recognized all veterans who had received Military Service Awards from the UDC.
I have enclosed a copy of our invitation and program.
Millie Cantey Stewart
Recorder of Military Records
Colonel Thomas Hardeman, Jr. #2170
Macon, Bibb County, Georgia
Commentary by Margie Daniels
The day began early with Millie Stewart and others meeting at the Riverside cemetery to mark the graves of the Confederate Soldiers .
The observance of the Georgia Confederate Memorial day was celebrated at the monthly meeting with the awarding of the military medals to Milton Howard Parks, Jr. and Jack Pollard. Wreaths were laid at the grave of Col. Thomas Hardeman, Jr. in Rose Hill Cemetery. The delegation also laid a wreath at the memorial marker for Southron Women on Poplar street in Macon.
Members attended a evening Southron BBQ at the home of Mr. Jack Caldwell. The events of the evening were quite charming. Entertained by a Scottish bag pipe band and 18th century dancers. Celebrants toasted Dixie and sang old songs of the South.
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