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Confederate Memorial Day to be celebrated

The Yadkin Gray Eagles Camp 1765 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will host a Confederate Memorial Day observance at the      Courtney Baptist Church Cemetery in Yadkinville on Saturday, May 8 at 2 p.m.

Several veterans of Confederate service as well as veterans from other wars and time periods are buried there. All will be honored during the service.

Stories of the Confederate veterans will be shared as 2021 marks the first year of the 160th anniversary of the War Between the States.

Local musician Gordon Myers will provide period music.

Re-enactors will also honor Confederate Veterans from Courtney and Yadkin County with a salute of period rifle and cannon volleys.

All other veterans buried at the cemetery will be honored as well.

The church is at 3341 Courtney Church Road, Yadkinville.

The service will be held next to the church and also in the cemetery across the street. Bring your own chairs.