One of the main purposes of the Sons of Confederate Veterans is to honor the brave men who served the Confederacy during the War for Southern Independence.

One of the ways McNeill's Rangers, Camp 582, of Moorefield, W.Va., does this is to hold a Confederate Luminary Ceremony each year in Olivet Cemetery in Moorefield, W.Va. More than 220 candle luminaries are put out each Memorial Day weekend, honoring the brave Confederate soldiers who died in Hardy and Grant counties, on distant battlefields or in Union prison camps. Luminaries are also placed on the graves of soldiers who died after the war and graves of men who history shows were strong supporters of the Confederacy. We also read aloud the names of the men being honored.

The guest speaker this year was Rodger Ware, Commander of the West Virginia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

The public is always welcome to come and help us honor our ancestors.

Woodrow G. Simmons

1st Lt. Commander

McNeill's Rangers, Camp 582

Sons of Confederate Veterans

Moorefield, W.Va.


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