Georgia celebrates Confederate Memorial Day



Statue of Robert E Lee, who commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War. Photo:

In case you were wondering why some state employees are missing in action this morning, they are most likely out observing and/or celebrating Confederate Memorial Day, which is a holiday in some southern states. Observers feel that the holiday gives people a chance to honor and remember the Confederate soldiers who died or were wounded during the American Civil War in the 1860′s.

The Main Library of the University of Georgia marks the occasion by publicly displaying the original Constitution of the Confederate States of America. Many organized events include, ceremonies to place flags and wreaths on the graves of Confederate soldiers, church services, and re-enactments (in historical costumes) of battles and events from the Civil War. The re-enactment is extremely controversial as many see it as glorifying a culture and way of life that could only exist because of the work carried out by slaves.

What do you think about Confederate Memorial Day?

Source: TimeandDate

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