Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Point Lookout Pilgrimage, 6/28/2014

This weekend, descendants of Point Lookout POW's, guests, and visitors will gather at Confederate Memorial Park at Point Lookout, MD to honor the men who lived and died in the Yankee prison there.

We hope you will consider making the trip, to honor our Confederate heroes, and to support the Descendants of Point Lookout Organization, and those who have worked so hard to make sure that the men who died there, as well as those who survived, will not be forgotten.
"If you have never been to a Pilgrimage, you should make up your mind to come this year.
If you have never been to Point Lookout, you should make up your mind to come this year.
Life goes on everyday at the Point. Folks come and go, passing by grounds that contain the earthly remains of the ancestors of many of our members.
You should make up your mind to come this year.
The men, women, and children who suffered at the hands of the northern government at Point Lookout could have abandoned their principles. But, they didn't. They withstood abuse that we can't imagine, leaving us a valuable inheritance.....truth, honour, faith, courage,and steadfastness.  Once a year, we honour them.
You should make up your mind to come this year."
My Great-Great Grandfather was imprisoned at Point Lookout after being captured at the Wilderness in May, 1864, and before being transferred on to HELLmira.

I am honored to be able to have a part in this ceremony, in his memory, 150 years later.
I hope you will consider joining us.

Susan Hathaway

Virginia Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150

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