On Wednesday, May 10, the Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1717 attended the Confederate Heritage Day at the General Assembly in Raleigh.
Confederate Heritage Day is held each year in the month of May. Many of the Heritage Organizations from around the Tarheel State come to Raleigh to celebrate the day. They were joined by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Sons of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Revolution, Children of the Confederacy, Order of the Confederate Roses and the Military Order of the Stars and Bars. While there the Mingo Militia met with staff from Senator Brent Jackson’s office as well as being able to speak to Rep. William Brisson.
The men were pleased with the support that they are receiving from Brisson in remembering the roll that Confederate veterans and all southerners played in forming our country.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans is a Hereditary Veterans Organization for male decedents of Confederate Veterans who served honorable during the War of Northern Aggression.
The Mingo Militia Camp 1717 meets the first Thursday night of each month at 6 p.m. at the Mingo Community Building located at 1358 Mingo Church Road in northern Sampson County. For more information, you can visit www.ncscv.org find a meeting or https://www.facebook.com/groups/1655855491312435/. The public is always welcome. The Mingo Militia will not be meeting at their regular meeting place in June and July but will be back on schedule on August 3.