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Plaque 2, Eloquent Words Distinguished Speakers
Photographer: Mike Stroud
Taken: January 2009
Caption: Plaque 2, Eloquent Words Distinguished Speakers
Additional Description: The centerpiece of each year's Rivers Bridge Confederate memorial service is an address delivered by a prominent speaker. Governors, senators, congressmen, and judges have stood here and thrilled the crowds with their oratory.
Some speakers at early services solemnly addressed the war's human cost to an audience that had firsthand knowledge of its devastion. Others praised the virtues of the common Confederate Soldier in an effort to instill those virtues in the young. Later orators tackled the pressing social and political issues of the day, citing lessons learned from the Civil War in support of their arguments.
" To be invited as one of the orators on memorial day at Rivers Bridge is an honor to be held in high esteem."
- The Bamburg Herald,
April 30, 1903 South Carolina State Park Service
Submitted: January 27, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p51405
File Size: 0.157 Megabytes

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