Memorial Day….

431832_169236859911383_1841802600_nMemorial Day History …..Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. They then held a parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800 Black children where they marched, sang and celebrated.

 

TIME: Memorial Day

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One Response to “Memorial Day….”

  1. C Roche Says:

    Reblogged this on Class X05 University.

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