Public Invited to Recognize Civil War Veterans
I was honored to be chosen to help create an award to be given to Luke Martin. Jan Francoeur
Son of Civil War Veteran to be Honored
Civil War Veterans Recognition Day
Four local groups have come together to recognize all
those who fought and died 150 years ago during the Civil War. A
coalition of the Climbers Club, the Earl of Craven Questers, the Family
History Society of Eastern North Carolina and the New Bern Historical
Society invites the public to gather on Saturday, May 12, 2012 to
remember Union and Confederate soldiers alike. A ceremony at the
Attmore-Oliver house will feature music and light refreshments. The
gathering will also honor Mr. Luke Martin who is the son of a Civil War
soldier. His father was a member of the U.S. Colored Troops.
Saturday, May 12, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Following the ceremony, participants will proceed to Cedar Grove, Greenwood, and National Cemeteries. A wreath will be laid at each location honoring Confederate, Union, and U.S. Colored Troops. A U.S. Marine Color Guard will be on hand to honor the Veterans and the New Bern Fire Department Pipes and Drums will also participate.
The event is free and open to the public. It will start at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 12, at the New Bern Historical Society’s Attmore-Oliver house, 511 Broad Street, New Bern. For information call 252-638-8558 or go to www.NewBernHistorical.org