Subject: Press Release: Dixie Defenders Camp #2086, Sons of Confederate Veterans to March in Martin Luther King Day Parade
Press Release: Dixie Defenders Camp #2086, Sons of Confederate Veterans to March in Martin Luther King Day Parade
Cross City, (Dixie County) Florida
January 15, 2010
For information, contact: Phil Walters of GatorGuides.com 813-968-6154 or Commander Joe Sparacino of the Dixie Defenders camp 352-949-9169
Dixie Defenders Camp #2086, Sons of Confederate Veterans to March in Martin Luther King Day Parade
The members of the Dixie Defenders Camp #2086, SCV, a veterans service organization, are pleased to announce their participation in the Cross City Martin Luther King Day parade. Staging for the parade will be at the Dixie County High School on U.S. Hwy 19 in Cross City, with step off at 10:30 am and will wind through downtown Cross City.
"Our community education efforts have reaped dividends & we are thrilled to be invited & march in this community event," says Joe Sparacino, Commander of the Dixie Defenders camp, SCV. "African Americans have made great contributions to this country, including the South during the war for Southern Independence and have been forgotten by history. We have made strives to tell this history through living history presentations and the community has opened their arms because of these efforts!" Sparacino says.
Noted living historian and a past NAACP chapter President H. K. Edgerton will be present marching as a Black Confederate Soldier. Edgerton, of Ashville N.C. says this sharing of Southern Heritage on Dr. King’s holiday in Cross City is historic and part of Dr. King’s vision of "All men sitting together at the table of Brotherhood."
Please come out & enjoy the parade and Holiday.