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100th Anniversary of Confederate Memorial observed
Then and Now: Hundreds of people, including many Confederate War veterans, gathered for the unveiling of the Rockdale County Confederate Memorial on South Main Street on April 26, 1913. - photo by Submitted Photo

The 100th anniversary of Rockdale County’s Confederate Veterans Memorial was observed Friday with a dedication ceremony  held at the base of the monument on Main Street.

Rockdale County’s Confederate 20-foot Monument was unveiled on April 26, 1913 by the Conyers United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter to a large crowd that included many Civil War veterans. Etched in its granite, the inscription read, “Many of whom gave all, all of whom gave much.”  

In honor of the 100th anniversary and Confederate Memorial Day, a wreath was laid at the base of the monument to honor those who served from Rockdale County.

The Rockdale County Historical Society and Major General Joseph Wheeler Camp #863 the Sons of Confederate Veterans co-sponsored the 100th  anniversary celebration.

Joining the two organizations for the observance was special guest Pauline Myers, President of the James M. Gresham Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.