Trimble in Dyer County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Parks Cemetery Ridge Memorial Plaza
Southern Battle Flag
Across a blood-red field,
Adorned by stars of purest white; Our Southern battle shield.
fly, dear flag, o'er heroes brave
Both living and departed;
Steadfast to the Southern Cause
Our ancestors imparted!
They gave their all, so many died
To keep that banner flying.
From "Dixie's Heartbeat" by Betty Zeitz,
"Parks Cemetery Ridge Confederate Memorial Plaza"
by Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee
"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit the vindication of the cause for which we fought. To your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which made him glorious and which you also cherish. Are you also ready to die for your country? Is your life worthy to be remembered along with theirs? Do you choose for yourself this greatness of soul?
Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng,
But in ourselves are triumph and defeat."
Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee
"Nothing fills me with deeper sadness than to see a Southern man apologizing for the defense we made of our inheritance." - Jefferson Davis 1808-1889
Erected 2008 by The Gen. Otto French Strahl, Camp 176, Union City, TN Sons of Confederate Veterans, Tennessee Division.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
Location. 36° 12.054′ N, 89° 12.174′ W. Marker is in Trimble, Tennessee, in Dyer County. Marker can be reached from Ollie Pierce Lane west of Tennessee Highway 211, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker and Memorial Plaza are located just west of Trimble near a cemetery and can be seen to the east when traveling north on I-155/US Hwy 51 (Jere B. Ford Memorial Hwy). There is a large flagpole with a Confederate battle flag. Marker is in this post office area: Trimble TN 38259, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forrest's Raid (approx. 10.7 miles away); Otho French Strahl (approx. 15.2 miles away); Dyer County in the War (approx. 15½ miles away); Mrs. Rosa M. Parks (approx. 17.3 miles away).
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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