On April 25, 2009, the Ogeechee Rifles Camp # 941 and a number of spectators gathered on the courthouse lawn in Statesboro,
Georgia to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Confederate Statue on the lawn.
The statue was sponsored by the Statesboro
Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and was created by the McNeel Marble Company at a cost between $2,000 and
$4,200. The statue was dedicated on April 16, 1909. Speakers at the event included Col. Enoch Giles, Col. R. Lee Moore, Major
J.S. Cone and Jacob Rocker.
The celebration included a speech by Deke Cox, Commander of the Ogeechee Rifles Camp #941 and a 21-gun salute, as
well as the placing of Confederate Battle Flags on the statue.
How many a glorious name for us
How many a
story of fame for us
They left; Would it not be a blame for us
If their memories part
From our land
and our heart
And a wrong to them, and a shame for us.