Confederate Memorial Day

By: Mashoor Media

Former Congressman and Democratic candidate for Governor Joe Cunningham has renewed his call for the removal of Confederate Memorial Day as a state holiday.

Confederate Memorial Day

Cunningham said Election Day should be observed as a state holiday instead, calling the observance of Confederate Memorial Day in South Carolina “embarrassing.”

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Confederate Memorial Day

“This is another example of how our state continues to live in the past. It’s embarrassing. When I’m governor, we’re going to end Confederate Memorial Day

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Confederate Memorial Day

South Carolina observes This day on May 10, the day when “Stonewall” Jackson died in 1863 and the day Confederate President  Davis was captured by Union soldiers in 1865.

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Confederate Memorial Day

The holiday was officially recognized in 2000 as a compromise to the addition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January to the state calendar.

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Confederate Memorial Day

Efforts have been taken  to return this day to the list of  holidays. Alabama and Mississippi are only other 2 states to recognize this day as state holiday.

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