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...

Gashwin,

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.