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Atlanta, Georgia -  Monday, April 26th, is Confederate Memorial Day in six sates: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas and Mississippi.

 The Constitution of the Confederates States of America will be exhibited on Monday, 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 HERE. 

 The Sons of Confederate Veterans encourages teaching 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.

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 Governors of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Virginia  signed proclamations designating April as Confederate History and Heritage Month.

 

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