A wreath-laying ceremony is set for Saturday at the Bulloch County Courthouse in front of the Confederate Memorial statue.
Although Confederate Memorial Day is not until April 26, the entire month of April is Confederate History and Heritage Month. The Sons of Confederate Veterans Ogeechee Rifles Camp spends the month after the April 1 kick-off ceremony in observance by locating graves of Confederate veterans across the county and placing Confederate flags on the graves as memorials, said Commander Michael A. Mull.
The wreath-laying ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, he said.
“Confederate Memorial Day is celebrated on the day the last Confederate army surrendered to Gen. William T. Sherman in Bentonville, North Carolina,” he said. “We do our memorial service every year on April 1 (to kick off the month) and spend the rest of the month laying flags on graves.”
Joe McGlamery, president of the Bulloch County Historical Society, will talk about the origins of the Confederate monument during Saturday’s ceremony, Mull said.
Re-enactors and others dressed in Confederate uniform will conduct a “Black Powder Salute to our Confederate ancestors,” he said.
Mull invites the public to attend and encourages anyone interested in joining the Sons of Confederate Veterans to contact him by email at email@example.com or by phone at (912) 314-0350.
The group meets every third Thursday at RJ’s Grill, with a Dutch treat meal at 6 p.m., business meeting at 7 p.m. and a program at 7:30 p.m., he said.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.