Monday, May 26, 2014

Momorial Day Beginnings

Almost every State and some cities claim to have started Memorial Day. Its hard to know who’s right. But, I like this one the best:

Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. They then held a parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800 Black children where they marched, sang and celebrated.

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