Confederate Memorial Day
Confederate Memorial Day, also known as Confederate Decoration Day (Tennessee) and Confederate Heroes Day (Texas), is a holiday in parts of the United States. It is recognized by several states of U.S. South as a day to honor those who died defending the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.
Mississippi - Last Monday in April (TODAY)
Alabama - Fourth Monday in April (TODAY)
Florida - April 26 (WEDNESDAY)
Georgia - April 26 (WEDNESDAY)
North Carolina - May 10
South Carolina - May 10
Kentucky - June 3
Louisiana - June 3
Tennessee - June 3
Texas - January 19
Virginia - Last Monday in May (same as Memorial Day)POEM FOR CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY
How many springs have gone since they
Who wore the uniform of gray
Last looked upon summer snow of dogwood, blooming below
Their southern skies and friendly sun,
Or watched the winding rivers run
Or knew when spring wind's gentle hand
Stretched forth to heal their wounded land.
They sleep where the azaleas spread
Their glorious colors, where the red old hills
And mountain peaks
Stand listening while nature speaks.
And from the woodlands sound the strains
Of memories; where coastal plains
Run down to join the ceaseless tide
Ebbing and flowing as they died.
Let us remember them as time
And tide move on in endless rhyme.
When spring is wearing her bouquet
For the lost legions of the gray.
While bud and blossom, hill and tree
Remember them, so shall we.Oliver Reeves