At the Pickett Monument on Gettysburg Hill, Dwight Wood spoke to the group about recent accomplishments and our goals.
To commemorate the 184th anniversary of the birth of Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett, CSA, we unveiled and dedicated a Southern Cross of Honor, also known as the Iron Cross, which we had installed at his monument in Hollywood Cemetery. The presence of the Cross symbolizes military service performed with honor, valor and allegiance. The thousands of Gettysburg dead who rest in close proximity to Gen. Pickett’s grave share the presence of the Iron Cross with him.
We continued our day honoring Gen. Pickett at The Twenty Three Hundred Club where we enjoyed a delectable Southern buffet prepared by Chef Craven and his staff. Some of the first time diners ran out of adjectives as they tried to describe the dishes. “Best” just wasn’t quite good enough.
Our speaker was award-winning author, Edward G. Longacre, and he did not disappoint! His book, “Pickett, Leader of the Charge,” is in its second or third printing and many of those in attendance had not been successful in buying a copy for Ed to sign. In addition to his providing us with new Pickett information and resources, Ed granted us the gracious company of his wife, Ann.
Meeting new people, new members, and our old friends was gratifying and such a pleasure for everyone. Having several Picketts among us was quite special, as always.
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