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Dedicated To All The Brave Who Fell In The Late Conflict 1865 I feel this is the first Civil War Memorial Day Song. Oddly, I asked a few teenagers what Memorial Day is for, and NONE of them knew! I do live in a 90% Spanish Speaking Community, but I would have assumed it was still mentioned in
public school, ---as to WHY they have the day off. Cover says
"STREWING THE FLOWERS OVER THE GRAVES OF NOBLE HEROES".

Memorial day had been mentioned in some history books, including Robert Rosen's "Confederate Charleston," but the story gained national attention when David W. Blight, a professor of American history at Yale, took interest. He discovered a mention of the first Decoration Day in the uncataloged writings of a Union soldier at a Harvard University library.

He contacted the Avery Research Center in Charleston, which helped him find the first newspaper account of the event. An article about the "Martyrs of the Race Course" ( a PRISON CAMP for Union Soldiers during the Civil War) had appeared in the Charleston Daily Courier the day after the ceremony. Blight was intrigued and did more research. He published an account of the day in his book, "Race and Reunion." Soon he gave lectures on the event around the country.

"What's interesting to me is how the memory of this got lost," Blight said. "It is, in effect, the first Memorial Day and it was primarily led by former slaves in Charleston." They dug up all the Union Soldiers bodies buried in a mass grave, and gave each one a proper burial!
Did you know that? Was it taught in school? Not in Chicago Schools I attended; and I never heard it anytime, anywhere in my lifetime--til now.

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  1. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 6 days ago
    Please read all of the text description. Important facts.
  2. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 6 days ago
    Not taught in the Detroit suburbs back when I was there and rather doubt they teach what any Holiday is about surely not Christmas heck maybe not the 4th of July, These days they don't even teach cursive writing.
  3. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 6 days ago
    Who would ever have thought education as we knew it would come to this!! My grand-kids cannot READ cursive--even the few in high school can't..and it was being taught early on in grammar school--so the foundation was there. A lot of times I forget they cannot really read the notes I leave them like "Take Out The Garbage"!! Great excuse not to do it....They" couldn't read it:". (Or so they would like me to believe!)
  4. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 5 days ago
    Thanks Much!!
    Wandlessfairy .
    TheGateKeeper
    Radegunder
    PoliticalPinbacks
    Manikin
    kyratango
  5. SpiritBear SpiritBear, 5 days ago
    I learned cursive through deciphering postcards and letters.
    One day I found an early 1900s book showing short-hand, and I will NOT touch that. It looked more like Persian to me.
    As for holidays, our country built on religion is now trying to throw out its very foundations in the name of freedom and equality. LOL. I can't say on the equal part, but more people feel slave than free to life and their problems when they cannot put faith or hope in some being greater than themselves, and no one agrees on any moral way as, of course, religion is just for the nuts. LOL.
  6. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 5 days ago
    I really think it was a mistake to drop cursive writing!
  7. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 5 days ago
    I recently bought a box of all occasion greeting cards with the inside message in cursive writing!! So this may be an issue.
  8. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 5 days ago
    Us old folk and the few like SB can use cursive in place of code soon on the bright side but you might need to print on those cards
    The schools say separation of Church and State when it comes to prayer in school and the Pledge of Allegiance as it says God (and liberty and justice for all LOL)
    Just Sad
  9. SpiritBear SpiritBear, 5 days ago
    I actually like that cursive was dropped. We needed one standard writing form. Just like with grammatical correctness as the only proper way to speak, print should be the only proper way to write (as it's clear and clean and becomes universally accepted in the English language).
  10. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 5 days ago
    LOL Soon electronic text will be the only "proper" way and nobody can even sign there name just place there mark X, I forget the name of the movie (likely because I couldn't watch more then 5 mins.) where a idiot finds himself in a future where he is the smartest man alive.
  11. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 5 days ago
    Memorial Day is coming up soon, Get the flags ready!
  12. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 4 days ago
    Fourth Of July coming right up to. Just leave it in place after Memorial Day..

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