Confederate Memorial Day


: any of several days appointed for the commemoration of members of the armed forces of the Confederate States of America who died during the American Civil War

Examples of Confederate Memorial Day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Frances Benjamin Johnston/Library of Congress—Getty Images Confederate Memorial Day rose concurrently with Memorial Day After the Civil War, many white Southerners refused to participate in Memorial Day, according to Domby. Rebecca Schneid, TIME, 26 May 2024 Other bills sought to remove Confederate Memorial Day as a state holiday, and to shift or remove a state holiday in remembrance of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, which currently falls on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Rebecca Griesbach |, al, 16 June 2023 The birthdays of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Confederate President Jefferson Davis, as well as Confederate Memorial Day, have been legal holidays in Florida for more than a century. Kyle Wood,, 9 Mar. 2021 On Confederate Memorial Day, Leo meets Mary Phagan (Erin Rose Doyle, making her Broadway debut). Emlyn Travis,, 17 Mar. 2023 Alabama also recognizes Confederate Memorial Day on April 24 and Jefferson Davis’ Birthday on June 5. al, 12 Jan. 2023 Neither Confederate Memorial Day nor the day honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee have been observed in Louisiana for years. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 26 May 2022 The statue was built by T.M. Brady and dedicated on Confederate Memorial Day in 1894 to honor the 3,000 unknown Confederate dead resting in Oakland Cemetery. J.d. Capelouto, ajc, 17 Aug. 2021 The document also declares April 26 as Confederate Memorial Day. Michael Lee, Washington Examiner, 14 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Confederate Memorial Day was in 1868

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“Confederate Memorial Day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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