|Pledge of Allegiance to Old Glory|
In addition to Johnnie Holley's statewide and national leadership roles, his lovely wife, Norma, also has distinguished herself in related activities. Norma Holley is Past State Director of the Order of the Confederate Rose, and currently she serves as Chairman of District VIII of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Dennis Brand is Commander of the Douglas Camp of Tyler, and his wife Rita also was State Director of the Order of the Confederate Rose. The members of the Douglas Camp are highly active in SCV activities, and there is a strong camaraderie among these men of common historical interests.
|With Johnnie and Norma Holley|
|With Camp Commander Dennis Green|
Through the years I have delivered numerous programs on Texas in the Civil War at Douglas Camp meetings, but for this occasion I was asked to present my program on "Texas Gunslingers." Aware of the interests of these men, I felt that they would enjoy this program, which features a table full of replica weapons and gun rigs, as well as several Civil War references to weaponry. The audience indeed was responsive, and there were numerous questions from the floor. Afterward I autographed a number of copies of my book, Texas Gunslingers, and as I drove home I reflected upon what a delightful experience I enjoyed with so many fellow history buffs.