Confederate memorial held at Fort Washita

By Jessica Breger jbreger@civitasmedia.com

June 17, 2014

One group of Oklahomans spent time Saturday honoring the flags of their past.

Men and women from Bryan County and as far away as Lawton gathered at Fort Washita to honor the confederate soldiers who died in and because of the Civil War.

The memorial ceremony was presented by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, General Stand Watie Camp No. 149.

It was conducted in front of the Confederate cemetery at the fort, which contains 200 unnamed Confederate soldiers.

Keynote speaker for the event was BG Stand Watie Camp No. 149 Commander James Catron. After the ceremony, guests gathered for a picnic lunch together.

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