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    Should Confederate Memorial Day(s) exist?

    Did Confederate Memorial Day close government offices in your state today?


    For years, on the fourth Monday in April people showed up to the courthouse to buy car tags and fishing licenses, unaware that it was closed for the state holiday, which is officially observed in Alabama, Willingham explained. Businesses, schools and even offices in neighboring counties stay open, Willingham said, so people complained about the local government not doing the same. He understood their frustration.

    “It’s not a prominent holiday,” said Willingham, who was born and raised in Cullman County, about 50 miles north of Birmingham. “I don’t think Microsoft adds Confederate Memorial Day to my Outlook.”

    Usually, the holiday passes largely unnoticed, even by the local press.

    But that didn’t happen this year. County officials voted to stay open on Confederate Memorial Day and instead close Cullman County’s government doors on Good Friday, a day when there’s less demand for county services. After that vote, people told Willingham and his colleagues that they “ought to be ashamed of dishonoring our Confederate veterans,” he explained.


    Why are you wanting to honor people who killed more than three hundred thousand Americans?

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    Re: Should Confederate Memorial Day(s) exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by fromlink
    Today, dates of state observance are scattered from April to June and are loosely associated with the Confederacy’s surrender to Sherman on April 26, the death of Stonewall Jackson on May 10 or the birthday of Confederate President Jefferson Davis on June 3. This year, Texas celebrated Confederate Heroes Day on Jan. 19. That also happened to be Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
    So, the date in various southern states varies from Jan. to Jun.

    Does anyone else wonder why it can't be observed on the last Monday in May? You know; Memorial Day. That's the day of observance for all American Soldiers who died in battle. The Union Army soldiers are observed then. Why not observe the bravery and courage of those that gave all to the Confederate Army side on that same day? It makes total sense to me.
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    Re: Should Confederate Memorial Day(s) exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    So, the date in various southern states varies from Jan. to Jun.

    Does anyone else wonder why it can't be observed on the last Monday in May? You know; Memorial Day. That's the day of observance for all American Soldiers who died in battle. The Union Army soldiers are observed then. Why not observe the bravery and courage of those that gave all to the Confederate Army side on that same day? It makes total sense to me.

    Doesn't to me. Confederate soldiers KILLED Americans.

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    Re: Should Confederate Memorial Day(s) exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    Doesn't to me. Confederate soldiers KILLED Americans.
    As Union soldiers killed Americans too.
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    Re: Should Confederate Memorial Day(s) exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    As Union soldiers killed Americans too.
    Really? When? You see, I remember things like state secession, new CS flag, new currency, swearing of new military oaths, etc. Aka people who didn't want to be "Americans {as the word had meant prior} any more.
    If I'm remembering incorrectly, why was there such resistance to the IronClad Oath ("Damnesty") ?

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    Re: Should Confederate Memorial Day(s) exist?

    This is something that is up to the states concerned.
    Quite apart from the discussion of a memorial day, I think it is fitting and proper to recognize and remember all those that were killed in the US Civil war.

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    Re: Should Confederate Memorial Day(s) exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    Really? When? You see, I remember things like state secession, new CS flag, new currency, swearing of new military oaths, etc. Aka people who didn't want to be "Americans {as the word had meant prior} any more.
    If I'm remembering incorrectly, why was there such resistance to the IronClad Oath ("Damnesty") ?
    If I remember correctly, they were soldiers for the Confederate States of America. That made them Americans.
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    Re: Should Confederate Memorial Day(s) exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    If I remember correctly, they were soldiers for the Confederate States of America. That made them Americans.
    So if Texas secedes and calls itself the Texasistan neoCaliphate of America, you'd stall call its citizens Americans?

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    Re: Should Confederate Memorial Day(s) exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    This is something that is up to the states concerned.
    Quite apart from the discussion of a memorial day, I think it is fitting and proper to recognize and remember all those that were killed in the US Civil war.
    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    So if Texas secedes and calls itself the Texasistan neoCaliphate of America, you'd stall call its citizens Americans?
    You do know that Texas used to be an independent country, right?

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    Re: Should Confederate Memorial Day(s) exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    You do know that Texas used to be an independent country, right?
    And you do know it used to be a Spanish territory, and before that..........


    Do you want to answer the question I posed?

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