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Memorial Day Celebration at Old Bethesda Church
May 1, 1999 

John Blue Chapter 2174
Aberdeen, North Carolina

Old Bethesda Church

The exact date of the beginning of Old Bethesda Churh is lost in the mists of time but the underlying remembrance of what this building has meant in the lives of those who built it and those who came later to worship there cannot be measured. Families came for miles around to hear the word of God. This was a place of fellowship and comfort. The church is not used except on special occasions and ceremonies, but it still stands as a symbol of the triumph of Christain people over the adversities of life.

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Malcolm Blue Farm House    Circa 1825
Bethesda Road, Aberdeen, North Carolina

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The exact date of the beginning of Old Bethesda Church is lost in the mists of time, but the undying rememberence of what this building has meant in the lives of those who built it and those who came later to worship, cannot be measured. Families came from miles around to hear the Word of God. Today the church is not used except on special occsions and ceremonies, but it stands as a symbol of the triumph of chritian people over the adversities of life.

The Memorial Day celebration at Old Bethesda Church on May 1, 1999 began with the raising of the flag by members of "The Moore County Indepemdents" as the group waits in reverent silence.

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In this interior view of the church shows a group participating in the memorial service to honor the 35 veterans of the Confederate War buried in the churchyard here. Note the galleries!
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Members of  "The Moore County Independents" led by Daryl Moss of Aberdeen, raise the flag. David Thompson of Carthage is showing his respect for General Robert E. Lee by wearing a costume similar to what General Lee wore at Appomattox.

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This picture shows the fellowship among those gathered to honor those buried here by placing a tangible token of rememberence on their resting places.

It was delightful to see so many dressed in period costumes.
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Moore County Independents  Company H   North Carolina Regiment
and friends

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