On April 9, 2015, the Eddie Mae Herron Center and the BRTC Corporate and Community Education Department invites you to be part of a nationwide observance of the 150th Anniversary of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, Virginia. On April 9, 1865, Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant met Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to set the terms of surrender of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. While Lee’s surrender did not end the Civil War, the act is seen by most Americans as the symbolic end of four years of bitter fighting. The ringing ceremony will reflect the ending moments of that historic meeting.
The Eddie Mae Herron Center will be joining the nation in commemoration with a program starting at 2:30p.m. There will be light refreshments served following the opening prayer and remarks given by Eric Moffett, minister of First Baptist Church in Pocahontas. At 3:15 pm, the bell will ring for 4 minutes, each minute symbolic of a year of war.