Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Confederate Memorial Day

On this State holiday I drove up to Greenwood, SC to visit the folks of a dear friend (who're kinda like my adoptive family here). On the way, just beyond Saluda, we passed this historic marker.

Nice to be taking a picture of this on this concocted holiday! (Part of a legislative compromise to make MLK Day a holiday in the state!) Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

Yurodivi said...


COnfederate Memorial Day isn't exactly "concocted." The observance dates to the 1870s. It is kept on different dates in different states. But there's no reason it should be a State holiday, that's for sure. It's a paltry good deed to honor the bravery and sacrifices of your ancestors when the boss gives you the day off to do it.