|Event Name:||143rd Rivers Bridge Confederate Memorial Day Observance|
|Event Description:||143rd Rivers Bridge Confederate Memorial Day Observance
May 10, 2019
The Rivers Bridge Confederate Memorial Association presents the 143rd Annual Commemoration of Confederate Memorial Day on Friday, May 10, 2019, at the Memorial Grounds on Rivers Bridge State Historic Site near Ehrhardt, SC. The program will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a prelude of period music by Dr. Jim Dreyfuss, followed at 11:00 by commemorative activities to the memory of the Confederate soldiers who fought and died at the Battle of Rivers Bridge in February 1865, and then a Memorial Speech by Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell.
The patriotic program will be followed by a solemn ceremony of wreaths being placed on the graves of the soldiers from the War Between the States and other military veterans that are also buried in the Memorial Grounds. The program will conclude with rifle and cannon salutes from uniformed Confederate re-enactors.
After the ceremonies, a BBQ dinner on the grounds by B & D Barbecue will be available for purchase. The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum will have an exhibit at the Rivers Bridge Community Building. Those attending the Memorial Service are encouraged to visit the Relic Room's display.
|Event Class:||Holiday Events|
|Contact Person or Organization:||Rivers Bridge State Historic Site|
|Start Date/Time:||5/10/2019 10:00 AM|
|Directions:||Rivers' Bridge State Historic Site
325 State Park Rd