On Saturday, May 9, the Macon County Chapter 2005 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, reorganized in 1996, gathered for the annual Confederate Memorial Day service at the monument in Rankin Square. This May was also the 150th anniversary of the end of the War Between the States.
Chapter President Jean Farmer gave the welcome and introduced Sam McQuitty who, for the fourth year, provided violin music. Elizabeth Cabe spoke on interesting facts concerning the soldiers serving from Macon County and the history of the monument. Approximately 1,000 men fought for the Confederacy and 41 for the Union. Of these, 300 soldiers were killed or later died of their wounds.