First Memorial Day 1865 ~ It Might Surprise You

MoveOn.org “KNOW YOUR HISTORY: 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...

Memorial Day 1865

Memorial Day 1865… With a Snopes True button: MoveOn.org “KNOW YOUR HISTORY: 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...

Memorial Day Weekend 2009

The constant droning of the freeway, just a mile away from here, has almost become the much anticipated and appreciated holiday silence. These quiet moments are treasured more than any words could possibly describe, and I’m thankful that they occasionally exist....