27 April 2009

Confederate Memorial Day

Today is Confederate Memorial Day in GA, MS, AL, FL & TX. It's a state recognized holiday and certain state offices (such as the GA Archives) will be closed.

It's a day intended to recognize the lives of those who served and died fighting for the Confederacy during the Civil War. One of the main ways that this holiday is celebrated is the displaying of the original Confederate Constitution at the University of Georgia, as well as memorial ceremonies at cemeteries.

I have many ancestors who fought in the Civil War, including: Wiley Powell (died in service), Richard T. Smith, William A. Craft, Nathan W. Hyler, and others.

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