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Southern Heritage <br>News and Views: Confederate Memorial Day

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Confederate Memorial Day

Atlanta, Georgia - Sunday, April 26th, is Confederate Memorial Day in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas and Mississippi.

The Constitution of the Confederates States of America will be exhibited
from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm on Monday, April, 27, 2009, in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library (on the 3rd floor of the Main Library) at the University of Georgia in Athens.

See details at their website:

The Confederate History Month Committee of the Sons of Confederate Veterans encourage all Americans—Black, White, Jewish, Hispanic, Native American, Arabic, Oriental—men, women and children, to attend Confederate Memorial activities throughout Georgia and the nation and learn more about the role the Confederacy played in our nation’s history. To find a Confederate Memorial Day event near you please log on to:

Confederate Memorial Day has been a legal holiday in Georgia since 1874 by an act of the Georgia General Assembly and bill signed by then Governor James Smith, who also served as Confederate Colonel, Lawyer and Congressman and………….

for over 100 year’s the members of the Ladies Memorial Association, United Daughters of the Confederacy and Sons of Confederate Veterans have held annual Confederate Memorial Day services on or near April 26th and in other states on May 10th and June 3rd.

June 3rd is the 201st birthday of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his last home and Presidential Library is owned and operated by the Mississippi Division Sons of Confederate Veterans. Please log on to: to read information about Beauvoir’s April 25th Confederate Memorial Day Service.

The Georgia General Assembly recently passed a bill officially designating April as Confederate History Month that now waits for Governor Sonny Perdue’s signature.


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