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The 18th Annual BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF LT. GENERAL NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST IS JULY 15, 2017 – 3:00PM KICKOFF – SOUTHERN FRIED CATFISH SUPPER AT 6PM – AUCTION – DOOR PRIZES – ICE COLD WATERMELON SERVED ALL DAY LONG – BRIAN STEEL WILLS KEYNOTE SPEAKER – ALAN HARRELSON FEATURED ENTERTAINER – CANNON FIRING -
We hope you are making plans to come & celebrate Ole Bedford’s 196th Birthday! WOW! And he’s STILL LOOKIN’ GOOD! In planning this event each year we try to have a program that makes you want to come back even tho’ you’ve been here a bunch o’ times & we want you to leave plannin’ to come back NEXT YEAR!
We will be drawing for the NBF solid bronze mini bust again this year – last year’s winner was Mike Hanners, SCV member of LaGrange GA. This bust is an exquisite work of art. Hot cast bronze – sculpted by Paul D. Spaulding, the original artist who created the life-size NBF bust atop the NBF monument at Live Oak Cemetery in Confederate Memorial Circle. It is cast by Digby Carter of Bath,Maine and his work is just beautiful! Digby is not native to Maine…he’s a SCOT! YIPPPEEEE! Also, I’d like folks to know that Paul Spaulding is not native to Maine either…he’s from TULLAHOMA, TENNESSEE….FORREST COUNTRY! YIPEEEE! If you’d like to get in the drawing & need tickets please contact me & I will send the page of tickets (5 tickets on 8 1/2x14 paper) so you can print them off & mail to me. The tickets are $2 each.
As many of you know, this battle we have been engaged in encompassed 15 years and 2 lawsuits against the City of Selma. In 2014 WE WON! Selma Chapter 53, UDC now holds the deed to Confederate Memorial Circle - PRIVATE PROPERTY – thanks to Gov. Kay Ivey, our monuments at Live Oak are safe when she signed the Ala Memorial Protection Act of 2017. We are very thankful to Gov Ivey for doing what is RIGHT for Alabama’s history!
In these stressful times of cultural genocide being waged against us at mach speed, we feel that it is important to continue to have this event to bring our extended Confederate family “back home again” to share like minds & hearts – here at Fort Dixie where we enjoy FREEEEEEDOM FOR A DAY….AT LEAST! As bad as times seem to be since New Oleans, we must “endeavor to persevere”. Our ancestors lived through Reconstruction thus WE ARE HERE TO CARRY THE BATTLE STANDARD FOR THEM AND FOR SUCCEEDING GENERATIONS! We must work to SAVE Western Civilization for our children & grandchildren! We hope that in coming to the Forrest Celebration, this will be a time of revival and renewed spirit to carry on & work to preserve our noble history, heritage & culture. Y’all come on “home” – we’re having a BIRTHDAY PARTY & A FAMILY REUNION!
There is NO CHARGE – DONATION ONLY.
We hope to see y’all on JULY 15, 2017 – 3PM !