bloggie

monday, march 2, 2015 7:02 am zst

Much ado

hyperlinkopotamus

evariste @ large left a comment at 9:52 am 02/18
franco cbi left a comment at 8:46 pm 02/18
evariste @ large is also here
evariste @ large left a comment at 9:10 am 02/18
zorkmidden left a comment at 12:29 pm 02/13
evariste @ large is also here
The Sanity Inspector left a comment at 10:11 pm 02/12
The Sanity Inspector left a comment at 9:16 pm 02/11
franco cbi left a comment at 6:51 pm 02/14
zorkmidden and packen have also commented
packen left a comment at 3:39 pm 02/12
zorkmidden is also here
franco cbi left a comment at 6:37 pm 02/14
zorkmidden is also here
evariste @ large left a comment at 6:36 am 02/06
kianb left a comment at 1:51 pm 02/06
franco cbi, evariste @ large, and zorkmidden have also commented
franco cbi left a comment at 10:17 pm 02/05

Memorial Day

I've come to the opinion that the observance of Memorial Day should be restored to its traditional date of May 30. We are honoring our soldiers who died fighting for our country and having an exact day to do this would be more respectful and meaningful than "the last Monday in May" which has turned into "Barbecue Day" for most people.

Memorial Day is more than a general observance of the sacrifices made by our fallen soldiers. In the beginning it specifically honored those soldiers who had died to free slaves. It seems to me that this day should be especially meaningful to the black community.

According to Professor David Blight of the Yale University History Department, the first memorial day was observed on May 1, 1865 by liberated slaves at the Washington Race Course (today the location of Hampton Park) in Charleston, South Carolina. The site had been used as a temporary Confederate prison camp as well as a mass grave for Union soldiers who died in captivity. The freed slaves disinterred the dead Union soldiers from the mass grave to be inhumed properly reposed with individual graves, built a fence around the graveyard with an entry arch, declaring it a Union graveyard. On May 30, 1868, the freed slaves returned to the graveyard with flowers they had picked from the countryside and decorated the individual gravesites, thereby creating the first Decoration Day. Thousands of freed blacks and Union soldiers paraded from the area, followed by much patriotic singing and a picnic.

At least we've kept the picnic.

Posted by zorkmidden on May 25, 2009 6:00 am

no comments yet

recent comments

Hi I believe I'm 8.1 weeks pregnant im 15 and live in New Jersey if anyone can help me with
It's a shame we lost all the comments in the great cataclysm of 2/24/13, I bet bloggie's first baby born
LMAO frank.
Or not so happy... [ 2/24/13 - Never Forget ]/ [img] [img]
Happy Clean Monday, Zorkie! [img]
Hello the girl I slept with missed her period she is about 6 weeks pregnant I need a effective abortion
[ #25 ]/ evariste @ large: LMAO
One month
[ #1 ]/ Thato Mashifane How do you remove a one month pregnancy at home by
Belah pls call me to my number that I gavve to britney
And the lion's erection shriveled, and he went home disappointed.
[ #5 ]/ evariste @ large [ [img] ]/ Find some sap who
[ #20 ]/ zorkmidden The rabbit answers "I eat my fresh grass, my king, i drink my
Signs of the antichrist, as foretold in the Qur'an [img]
McDonald'sI lied, people died [img]
Oh God [img]
I shivered and LOLed [img]
Eternal life in Christ Jesus Amen. Duh.
Some people have an orgasm from things fitting perfectly into things, or balanced things on top of cats. I get
This is my favorite Redditor anymore.
This is my favorite subreddit anymore. I got to page 30.
The Marlboro Ladies' Man
[img] This requires a bit of agility to use, but the "greywater" is recycled instantly!
The world's most awkward toilet. [img]

home

this & that

bloggie pulse: circulation
last 15 minutes:
36
last hour:
65
last 24 hours:
910
bloggie pulse: comments
since midnite:
0
last 24 hours:
0
in our lifetime:
6424