News Release for Confederate Memorial Day—Monday, April 26th
Contact information: Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.,
Chairman of the Confederate History Month Committee of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. 1064 West Mill Drive, Kennesaw, Georgia 30152
Phone: 770 428 0978
cell phone: 770 330 9792
Dateline: Atlanta, Georgia—Confederate Memorial Day.
Monday, 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, 26, 2010, in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library (on the 3rd floor of the Main Library) at the University of Georgia in Athens.
Also, on display will be War Between the States letters, documents artifacts and images.
See complete details at: http://entertainment.georgia.com/athens-ga/events/show/111717005-annual-exhibition-of-the-confederate-constitution
The Confederate History Month Committee of the Sons of Confederate Veterans encourages everyone to make it a family affair in attending Confederate Memorial Day activities throughout the USA and teaching your children about the role the men and women of the Southern Confederacy played in our nation’s history.
See: http://confederatehistorymonth.com and http://confederateheritagemonth.com for Confederate Memorial Day events.
A Statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis will be dedicated on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at “Beauvoir” the last home of Davis located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Biloxi in celebration of Confederate Memorial Day. The statue depicts Jefferson Davis and two of his sons Joe and adopted black son Jim Limber. See complete details at: http://www.beauvoir.org/
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.
For over 100 year’s the members of the Ladies Memorial Association, United Daughters of the Confederacy and Sons of Confederate Veterans have kept the tradition of Confederate Memorial Day alive.
The Georgia General Assembly passed Senate Bill No. 27 in 2009 officially and permanently designating April as Confederate History and Heritage Month and signed by Governor Sonny Perdue. In 2010, the Governor’s of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Virginia signed proclamations designating April as Confederate History and Heritage
Month. Lest We Forget!