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  • Expired Image RemovedKevin KerrA wreath is laid Saturday at the base of the newly dedicated monument in Rose Hill Cemetery for confederate soldiers.​
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  • By Kevin Kerr
    kevin.kerr@ardmoreite.com

    Posted Jun. 23, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    The South rose again, if only for a few hours Saturday, when officials, dignitaries, honored guests and proud Confederate descendants helped dedicate a monument to remember confederate soldiers in Rose Hill Cemetery.​
    Between 150 and 200 people were on hand for the dedication, which lasted nearly two hours. Larry Logan, Division Commander for the Oklahoma Sons of the Confederacy, spoke passionately about what it means to now have the monument in place in Ardmore.​
    "To be a confederate descendant is something special," he said. "We're stereotyped as so different from what we are."​
    The soldiers buried in the Confederate section of Rose Hill Cemetery vary from where their home state was. During the Civil War, Oklahoma wasn't yet a state. However, many confederate troops were assembled with many of the Native American tribes who supported some southern ideals and way of life.​
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