Blankenship presents program at SCV meeting
Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 8:00 pm
The Gen. Otho French Strahl Camp 176, Sons of Confederate Veterans, conducted its monthly meeting recently at the Obion County Museum on Edwards Street in Union City. There were 15 members in attendance.
The meeting was opened with Commander Danny Isbell leading the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. Flag and the SCV Flag Salute. Chaplain Mike Alexander led the opening prayer.
Jackson Ingram Camps Commander John Blankenship gave this month’s very informative and interesting program about the Pioneer families of Humboldt, many who made and lost their fortunes before and after the war for Southern Independence.
The photo contest winners of the Civil War Scenic Tennessee contest are now on display at the Obion County Public Library. They will remain through August. The camp is co-hosting this event with the library.
New member Mike Stephenson was presented with a membership certificate by Isbell.
Camp officials noted they were pleased that the camps flagged the graves of more than 600 Confederate veterans in 25 cemeteries in Obion, Dyer and Gibson counties in Tennessee and Hickman and Fulton counties in Kentucky for Confederate Memorial Day.
Alexander led the closing prayer.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans is the nation’s largest Southern heritage, history and honor organization open to all male descendants of a Confederate soldier who served honorably in the War for Southern Independence.
For more information, call 1-800-MYSOUTH or visit the website SCVCAMP176.ORG.
Published in The Messenger 6.20.13