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Since 1971, when the U.S. Congress declared Memorial Day a national federal holiday, Americans have spent the final Monday in May honoring all who died during military service throughout U.S. history. But it all began in 1865, just after the end of the Civil War, when a group of freed American slaves held what came to be seen as the first commemoration of the nation's war dead. According to historical accounts, in an expression of gratitude to those who died fighting against slavery, the freed slaves exhumed the bodies of more than 250 Union soldiers from a mass grave at a Confederate prison camp in Charleston, South Carolina, and gave them a proper burial. A few weeks later, about 10,000 people marched on May 1 to commemorate the war dead. Historian and author David Blight, writing in The New York Times about the events in Charleston in 1865, cited a newspaper account the New York Tribune that described “a procession of friends and mourners as South Carolina and the United States never saw before.
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Had he lived, John F. Kennedy would turn 100 years old on May 29. To commemorate his birth, Kennedy's daughter and grandchildren put together a video message honoring the former President.
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Let's put some melon in our salad and call it almost summer! Plus, I'm a sucker for alliteration. Memorial day weekend is always one of my favorite weekends of the entire year. Besides the fact that it’s a long weekend and the unofficial start of summer, we cap it off by going to a little local parade honoring those who fought for us and it’s such a nice tradition. I’ve always loved this specific weekend, but a few years ago, Eddie and I had SUCH a wonderful long weekend that I’ve held it to high standards ever since. We didnt do anything special or out of the ordinary. We did tons of yard work and landscaping, made great dinners, had a few parties to go to, went to get ice cream and finished it off with the parade, but it was just so packed with normal, everyday life, make-it-count activities. We did LIFE. I mean, it sounds ridiculous, but it was packed with the things we do to live this life that we love.
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Outside, University of Maryland physics professor Charles Clark wore his academic regalia and carried a sign honoring Collins as he welcomed the other school's graduates and faculty. I thought I'd come and greet people on my own behalf and give them a good impression of the University of Maryland at College Park, he said. Bowie State science professor Uvetta Dozier thanked Clark. She called Collins' death heartbreaking. He could have been someone whose life could have been a lamp unto those who are lost, Dozier said. Authorities have appealed for patience from both college communities as they investigate the background of Sean Urbanski, now jailed on murder charges. Police are considering it a possible hate crime, because Urbanski became a member of a racist Facebook group several months ago. I know people are hurting, Police Chief Hank Stawinski said Monday.
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Lawmakers in Alabama have passed a bill which, if signed into law, would protect any historical monuments in the state, including those honoring members of the Confederacy, from removal. It comes as other Southern states are removing Confederate symbols. Read Full Article at RT.com
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” I say amen; I would only add that, first and foremost, the property should be restored to its rightful owners–the indigenous Palestinian populationhonoring the ethical principles that animated those same Jewish ancestors. Yet popular mythology dies hard. When I wrote a column a year ago critical of “Jerusalem Dayfestivities, the Jewish periodical the Forward was kind enough to publish it for which I am grateful. But without my knowledge the editors rewrote a sentence, softening my insistence that the conquest of East Jerusalem shouldnt be granted any sort of religious status. “Access to the holy sites is worth celebrating,” the revised passage reads, “but it wasnt a miracle.” Indeed it wasnt. But allow me to addfor this is my actual opinion that “access to the holy sitesisnt worth celebrating either, if “accessmeans military conquest.
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