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Sons of Confederate Veterans hosting observance Sunday

The John C. Pemberton Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans will host the 2017 statewide Confederate Memorial Day observance Sunday at 2 p.m. at Soldier’s Rest in Cedarhill Cemetery.

Keynote speakers for the event are Mary Landin, president of the Vicksburg No. 77 Chapter of the  United Daughters of the Confederacy, and Trent Lewis, 3rd Brigade councilman with the Sons of  Confederate Veterans.

There will also be a wreath laying ceremony, singing and the playing of Taps.

The ceremony is open to the public. People attending should dress in either period costumes or church attire.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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