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Motorcade to honor fallen Confederates

By Janet BegleyFriday,
April 25, 2008

On the corner of Old Dixie Highway and Southwest Third Street in Vero Beach, there is a quiet, peaceful lot that holds a place in southern history.

Called Oslo Cemetery, it's the final resting place of three of about 30 Confederate veterans who are buried in Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties.

Saturday is Confederate Memorial Day, a date honoring the service and sacrifice of men from Florida who served in the Civil War.

As a tribute, a motorcade organized by the heritage group called Sons of Confederate Veterans, Florida Division, 12th Brigade, will travel 100 miles from Sebastian to West Palm Beach, stopping at burial sites along the way to honor 171 veterans in seven districts across Florida.

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