Men who were with the south in life and in death

This is a Confederate Rest in Oak Cemetery, Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Arkansas was one of slave-holding states that declared their secession from the United States and joined the Confederate States of America also called the Confederacy in 1861. The Confederacy that was eventually defeated in the American Civil War against the Union (the U.S.). 

one sparkling night

the fireworks show was started at 9.30pm on Wednesday night in Harry E. Kelley Park . the crowd crammed chairs and blankets on the park lawn and enjoyed live music before the fireworks show started.