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      Confederate soldiers remembered

      Confederate soldiers remembered at service Saturday. / Matt Prichard

      A memorial service was held Saturday to honor the men of the Confederate Army that died during the Civil War.

      The ceremony included a memorial tribute by the Lee County-based band, "A Joyful Noise," and finished with a symbolic wreath in memory of veterans from each of the confederate states.

      Officials say although the confederacy may have lost the war, remembering their sacrifice is still an important piece of history.

      "Well I think it's very important that we remember the sacrifices they made and to remember the reasons they made those sacrifices," said Lt. Commander, Marvin Mixon.

      The service concluded with a speech from Rev. John Weaver of Fitzgerald's Freedom Baptist Church, who had served two terms as nation chaplain of the SCV.

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