Thursday, May 21, 2009

American Tradition: The origins of Memorial Day


African American History fact:
On May 1, 1865, more than twenty black carpenters and laborers, in cooperation with white missionaries, teachers, and Union troops, started the first Memorial Day Service in Charleston South Carolina. Read more…
Enjoy your weekend and remember those Union soldiers of African descent who gave their lives and made it possible for us to be here. God bless them.
Photo: African American Civil War Memorial, Washington, D.C.
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