In November Norma Holley visited to speak about the Knights of the Golden Circle. Norma’s presentation gave us a glimpse of this not-so-well-known organization and its activities both during and after the war.
In December out meeting was merged with the 4th Brigade Christmas Party in McKinney. As in past years, it was held at the North Texas History Center in downtown McKinney and a good time was had by all. Attending from the Rockwall Cavalry Camp were Commander-Elect Robert Bass, 1st Lt. Cmdr Daryl Coleman, and Dan DuBose and his lovely wife. The party was a wonderful opportunity to allow a number of our members from various camps around the 4th Brigade to become better acquainted. We had folks there from 7 of our 10 camps of the 4th Brigade.
Our next meeting will be on Monday, January 12, time and place as usual. Texas Division 2nd Lt. Cmdr Gary Bray is bringing a film for our viewing pleasure. The film is “The Southern Cross: The Story of the Confederacy’s First Battle Flag”. I am told the film is a very well-done documentary of the creation of the flag known then and thereafter as The Confederate Battle Flag. I would encourage you to come prepared to take a few notes, as we plan to offer a couple of prizes to correct answers of questions after the viewing. We will also swear in our 2015 officers at this meeting.
Meetings remain on the second Monday of each month, at Soulman’s BBQ, 691 E. I-30, Rockwall (near SE corner of Ridge Rd. and I-30, next door to Applebee’s). Dinner at 6 pm, meeting starts at 7 pm.