Last updated: June 18. 2014 11:21AM - 616 Views
By - jbreger@civitasmedia.com



Members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans dressed in Civil War-era Confederate garb as they present the colors for salute at a memorial celebration Saturday.
Members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans dressed in Civil War-era Confederate garb as they present the colors for salute at a memorial celebration Saturday.
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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.


- Jessica Breger can be reached at (580) 924-4388 ext. 116 or on Twitter @jbreger_news


 
 
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