Saturday, June 6, 2009

Confederate Veterans Honored in Tennessee

A WAR MEMORIAL: An old tradition will live again today when local members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans gather to observe Confederate Decoration Day. The service will mark the first such ceremony held at the Confederate Cemetery on Bethel Avenue in about seven years, said Ron Jones, commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans' Longstreet-Zollicoffer camp. The cemetery holds the graves of more than 1,600 soldiers in gray who died from wounds or disease during the Civil War.