Delaware Grays tribute to Confederate History Week

May 11, 2010

An event sponsored by The Delaware Grays, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #2068 was held Saturday, May 8 at the Confederate Soldiers Monument, at the Nutter B. Marvel Museum, South Bedford Street in Georgetown. The program included speeches by local dignitaries as well as special guests General Robert E. Lee (as portrayed by Phil Carpenter of Chincoteague, VA) and Marine Gunnery Sgt (Retired) Donald Willey of Hoopers Island, MD. Mr. Carpenter (Lee) reminded the gathering that the men of Delaware who went South to fight in Southern armies were following their conscience and convictions. Sgt. Willey, in his Marine Corps dress uniform, shared his experiences in the First Gulf War and related how the men of Delaware may have felt as they left home and loved ones to fight 150 years ago. Tributes declaring May 8-15 to be "Confederate History Week" were presented.

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