Confederate Memorial Day, also known as Confederate Decoration Day is an official holiday and/or observance day in parts of the South as a day to honor those who died fighting for the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. The men who held this decoration day emphasized that they were also honoring the union soldiers (they shot a volley for them from the canon) and that they were not condoning slavery or the way of life that the confederates had at the time. They were simply there to honor those that died in service and to commemorate a historical time in the history of our country.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Tim Pettigrew, Terry Hensen, Bill Birdwell, Bill Vincent, Michael Langston and Gary Cornett post the colors at the Confederate Decoration Day ceremony in Evergreen Cemetery.

Kathy Sandidge, of the Order of the Confederate Rose, at the Confederate Decoration Day ceremony in Evergreen Cemetery Saturday.

Michael Hurley speaks about the significance of Confederate Decoration Day at the ceremony in Evergreen Cemetery. The Confederate Soldier's graves were decorated with Confederate flags in honor of the day. "They answered the call of their governor and county officials to defend their homes and families. We are here to honor their service." Hurley said.

The Texas Dixie Grays Artillery, Cleburne's Division, fires the Cannon at the Confederate Decoration Day ceremony in Evergreen Cemetery.

Sons of the Confederate Veterans Gary Cornett, Michael Langston, Bill Vincent, Bill Birdwell, Terry Hensen and Tim Pettigrew bow their heads during the prayer at the Confederate Decoration Day ceremony in Evergreen Cemetery.

Blanche de Leon places flowers on the grave of Santiago de Leon after the Confederate Decoration Day ceremony in Evergreen Cemetery.