W. Stuart Towns, author of Enduring Legacy: Rhetoric and Ritual of the Lost Cause, which is published by the University of Alabama Press, explores three post-Civil War ceremonial events—Confederate veterans reunions, Confederate Memorial Day, and Confederate Monument dedications—and how these events helped shape the nation's memory of the South and the Civil War. Prof. Towns is recently retired as chairman of the Department of Communication Studies at Southeast Missouri State University. Before that he was professor and chair of Department of Communication at Appalachian State University and the University of West Florida. Recorded June 29, 2013.