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The Rev. Fr. Alister C. Anderson, Colonel, U.S A. Chaplain Retired of Frederick MD will be our special guest speaker.    A very brief sketch of his military career includes attending the Citadel in 1941 and in 1945 graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1945.   He served on the Destroyer Samuel N. Moore, and later was present at the Surrender Ceremonies of the Japanese Empire in Tokyo Bay. Serving in Vietnam, he was a member of the 25th Infantry Division.  He was awarded five Battle Stars, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation  Medal.   He is an author for numerous publications, and has published numerous pamphlets on such subjects as the Confederate Monument in Arlington Cemetery, the life of Jefferson Davis, and the Confederate martyr Captain Henry Wirz.  Rev. Fr. Alister Anderson is the past Chaplain-in-Chief, Sons of Confederate Veterans

The Rev. Fr. Alister C. Anderson, Colonel, U.S A. Chaplain Retired of Frederick MD will be our special guest speaker.    A very brief sketch of his military career includes attending the Citadel in 1941 and in 1945 graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1945.   He served on the Destroyer Samuel N. Moore, and later was present at the Surrender Ceremonies of the Japanese Empire in Tokyo Bay. Serving in Vietnam, he was a member of the 25th Infantry Division.  He was awarded five Battle Stars, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation  Medal.   He is an author for numerous publications, and has published numerous pamphlets on such subjects as the Confederate Monument in Arlington Cemetery, the life of Jefferson Davis, and the Confederate martyr Captain Henry Wirz.  Rev. Fr. Alister Anderson is the past Chaplain-in-Chief, Sons of Confederate Veterans.

The Rev. Fr. Alister C. Anderson, Colonel, U.S A. Chaplain Retired of Frederick MD will be our special guest speaker.    A very brief sketch of his military career includes attending the Citadel in 1941 and in 1945 graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1945.   He served on the Destroyer Samuel N. Moore, and later was present at the Surrender Ceremonies of the Japanese Empire in Tokyo Bay. Serving in Vietnam, he was a member of the 25th Infantry Division.  He was awarded five Battle Stars, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation  Medal.   He is an author for numerous publications, and has published numerous pamphlets on such subjects as the Confederate Monument in Arlington Cemetery, the life of Jefferson Davis, and the Confederate martyr Captain Henry Wirz.  Rev. Fr. Alister Anderson is the past Chaplain-in-Chief, Sons of Confederate Veterans.

 
This is the 4th year we will honor Richard Poplar since we acquired his military headstone from the government a few years ago.  We are fortunate by chance, that "his day" falls appropriately within POW/MIA week and we can honor other POWs who sacrificed for us, and honor them on his day.   This is a link of photos from last year's program for your review:     http://www.petersburgexpress.com/Pocahontas.html
 
Our current Mayor Annie Mickens of Petersburg issued City Proclamation establishing Richard Poplar Day and honoring this Petersburg POW.
 
Additional 22 September 2007 program detail can be found at:     http://www.petersburgexpress.com/Petersburg_Events.html
 
ED:  Don't miss the story of Richard Poplar's story with a photo and obituary which can be found at: 
 
http://www.petersburgexpress.com/GettysburgLetter.html
 

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