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Monday, April 25, 2011


Greetings and Salutations to All my Kith and Kin and All the Ships in Outer Space: 

For the best effect, please be sure to watch this Associated Press video recording in "FULL SCREEN" mode.

The hour is late and this day, Monday 25 April 2011, is almost over.

Only a few minutes ago, I learned that today, the last Monday in April, is observed as Confederate Memorial Day in the state of Mississippi.

Had I known that, I would have gone to visit, "Beauvoir", the home of President Jefferson Davis in Biloxi, Mississippi, which is only a few blocks from the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, Mississippi, where I presently reside.

Corporal Jonathan Trueblood
North Carolina Seventh Regiment
Confederate Senior Reserves
My own ancestor, Corporal Jonathan Trueblood, served in the North Carolina Seventh Regiment, Confederate Senior Reserves, which fought at the Battle of Bentonville, and he was listed among those present when General Joseph Eggleston Johnston surrendered to General William Tecumseh Sherman on Wednesday 26 April 1865 at a farm near Durham, North Carolina.

I have now entered this date, the last Monday in April, on my calendar, so that in the future, I will not fail to observe it properly.

Thank you. 

John Robert Mallernee 
1800 Beach Drive, Unit 311 


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