UDC attends re-enactment

Published 9:51 am Friday, October 14, 2011

Got word this week about several members of the Jerusalem Chapter 2489, United Daughters of the Confederacy, attending a Civil War Re-enactment in the Historic District of Murfreesboro, N.C., on Saturday.

A Confederate soldier shows an apron of the Mason during the re-enactment in Murfreesboro, N.C. -- SUBMITTED

The ladies visited the Rhea Museum, which housed a Confederate uniform possibly worn by Ashley Wilkes from the movie “Gone With the Wind.” The original Gatling Gun was also on display.

They also visited Winborne General Store, Wheeler House and Hertford Academy.

The ladies lunched on hot dogs, drinks, and Murfreesboro’s chocolate fudge cakes. Across the street, the Potecasi Creek String Band entertained diners.

The ladies also watched a rapid fire musket competition, cannons being fired and an attempted siege of Melrose, the home of Col. James Wynn.

The siege was aborted when a Yankee soldier entered and saw a Masonic apron on a hall chair. He returned to his company waiting outside, showed them the apron and told them that there would be no burning of the house — the reason being that someone of that home was evidently a Mason. Masons consider themselves brothers and are supposed to assist their brother rather than harm him or his property.

VA Certifying Officials Heidi Warford, from left, Teresa Harrison and Linda Stevenson display the award received from G.I Jobs magazine. -- SUBMITTED

G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded Paul D. Camp Community College the designation of Military Friendly School.

The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.

PDCCC has 101 military or veteran students enrolled.

“Serving (military students and veterans) is an honor because they allow us to sleep at night,” said VA Certifying Official and Financial Aid Assistant Linda Stevenson. “We thank them for their service.”

The 1,518 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience. These schools are making the grade by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans’ clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who have served.