Monthly Archives: April 2015

Confederate Memorial Day, April 26th, 2015. Portland, OR.

Col. Isaac W. Smith was properly honored today by SCV Camp 458, of Portland Oregon. This was the 150th Anniversary of the end of the War, and the start of Reconstruction.
Speakers included, Camp Commander Tom Vincent, Lt. Commander Jay Willis, Secretary/Chaplain Norm Ernst and Division Commander Erik Ernst. Six Confederate Reenactors from the NW Civil War Council, helped us out greatly by doing a 21 Gun Salute.
Twenty four people attended the Graveside service and twenty attended the dinner.
At the dinner, Commander Vincent and Chaplain Ernst, swore in our two newest Compatriots, Carl Thompson and Dennie Anderson. It was great meeting them and their families!
SCV Camp 458 has been growing rapidly in 2015, and shows no signs of slowing down.
Thank you to all who attended!
Join us on May 30th at Jefferson Davis Park, in Ridgefield Washington, for the SCV Pacific NW Division Confederate Memorial Day service. More to come soon!

Erik Ernst
SCV Pacific NW Division


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SCV Camp 458 Confederate Memorial Day Service, April 26th.


SCV Camp 458 will be having a Confederate Memorial Day Service on Sunday, April 26th at 2:30pm. The event will take place at Riverview Cemetery in SW Portland. This month marks the 150th Anniversary of the end of the War of Northern Aggression. There will be several people coming to speak and a Rifle Salute. After the graveside service, we will convoy to DeNicola’s Italian Restaurant in SE Portland, for Dinner and continued talks and presentations. There are at least two new members who will be sworn in at the Dinner.


Graveside Service:

Riverview Cemetery
319 SW Taylors Ferry Road
Portland, Oregon


Denicola’s Italian Restaurant
3520 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202

**We will be meeting next to Col Isaac W. Smith’s grave which is about 100 yards east of the main office. Just look for the Flags.**

2:30 pm Start:
-Invocation and Salute to the Confederate Flag
-A talk about the 150 anniversary of the end of the war.
-Presentation on Col. Isaac W Smith
-Rifle Salute

(Convoy to dinner)

4:00 pm Dinner:
-Swearing in of new members
-Members and Guests will be able to briefly mention one of their Confederate Ancestors and some of his history

It may be a bit wet on Sunday, so dress accordingly. I look forward to seeing you there!

Thank You,
Erik Ernst
SCV Pacific NW Division