Tag Archives: Memorial Day

Did former slaves start the Memorial day holiday?

25 May

A black historian David W. Blight has discovered evidence that the first celebration of what came to be known as Memorial Day was conducted by former slaves. Over time that history was whitewashed to give others credit for the origins of Memorial Day. Oddly enough many of those those sources that credit others with the creation of Memorial Day mention the “Decoration Day” ceremony of the former slaves giving Blight’s claims same credence. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2014/05/did-former-slaves-start-what-is-now.html#sthash.jAsSVwzJ.dpuf

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This Memorial Day remember to say thank you.

31 May

This Memorial Day remember to say thank you for the sacrifice of our sevice men. Men like the Buffalo Soldiers, The Harlem Hellcats and the Tuskegee Airmen. Read more here:
 
http://aareports.com/2010/05/on-memorial-day-say-thank-you-by-george.html