Is it time to get rid of Confederate Memorial Day? | The Tylt
Is it time to get rid of Confederate Memorial Day?
Alabama and Mississippi are the only two states to recognize Confederate Memorial Day as an official state holiday, though others celebrate the day in different ways.
Georgia stopped officially recognizing Confederate Memorial Day in 2015, replacing it with the generically named "State Holiday." Florida and South Carolina celebrate the day but not as a state holiday.
The holiday is apparently meant to honor the lives lost during the Civil War.
Confederate Memorial Day traces its roots back to 1866 when the Ladies Memorial Association of Columbus, Georgia passed a resolution to set aside a day to honor Confederate soldiers who lost their lives in the Civil War. Almost 260,000 Civil War soldiers were killed in the line of duty.
Many are outraged that some states still recognize Confederate Memorial Day as an official holiday. A holiday honoring white supremacy and slavery has no place in 2018.
In Alabama, Confederate Memorial Day is an official holiday. Kids miss school to honor traitors who fought for slavery and a different flag. American children should not be taught to celebrate white supremacy. This racist tradition needs to end immediately.
Today in Alabama is White Domestic Terrorist Day. They call it Confederate Memorial Day. This means all kids are out of school on a day to celebrate folks who wanted to keep Black people enslaved. Imagine Jews being forced to recognize Adolf Hitler Day. SAME THING.
And others continue to argue the Civil War was about the Southern "way of life," not slavery.
Kudos to states observing Confederate Memorial Day. Glad there are a few people who know the history of our Civil War, rather than adhering to the liberal twisted lies. Good men died in support of their way of life, not slavery. Lincoln in fear of losing, made it about slavery.