Monday, January 19, 2009

Confederate Heroes Day Celebrated in Texas

Texas heritage group recognizes Confederate Heroes Day
1/17/2009 4:17 PM
By: News 8 Austin Staff

Saturday was Confederate Heroes Day and in order to commemorate the day, the Sons of Confederate Veterans held a memorial service on the south lawn of the Capitol. Confederate Heroes' Day commemorates those who died fighting for the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. It's an official state holiday in Texas and the day has fallen annually on January 19—the birthday of Robert E. Lee—since its approval on January 30, 1931.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans dressed up in Confederate uniforms, and carried the various flags of the Confederacy. They also held a remembrance of General Robert E. Lee.