Thursday, April 22, 2021

Remembering Our Confederate Forebears

Last week I posted an invitation to our Confederate Memorial Day observances to be held this Saturday and Sunday (April 24 & 25).

Here’s a link to that blog:

Recently my wife and I changed flags at the cemetery where many of my Confederate ancestors and relatives are buried at Paran Baptist Church, near Grandin, Florida. [NOTE: As a bonus, we ate dinner at a small restaurant in Melrose, and I had a big delicious plate of frog legs!]

My wife and I have plots in the Paran Cemetery, directly behind my GGG-Grandpa (Malachi N. Strickland), who was one of the founding pastors of the church in 1856, and close to the grave of his son, my GG-Grandpa (John Cauthen Strickland) who was a sergeant in the Marion Light Artillery. His wife was the daughter of my GGG-Grandpa Marshall Seigler, who served in Co. G, 5th Florida Cavalry Battalion.

We replaced flags on a total of 11 Confederate graves, a good number of them being my relatives.

April is Confederate History Month. You are welcome to mark it by coming out to our little Confederate Memorial Day observances.

Here’s a link to more information:

Whether you can join us or not, I encourage you to deliberately mark Confederate History Month in some positive way.

By the Grace of God, the South will rise again.

In the words of General Lee, may God “give us a name and place among the nations of the earth.”

Deo Vindice!

Free Florida First advocates for a Free, Independent, Godly, Prosperous, and Traditionally Southern Florida.

Deo Vindice!





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  1. I really like this. Wish I could share it.

  2. Not sure where you want to share. You can cut and paste the link as you wish into Facebook, etc.