Confederate Memorial Day topic page

5:07 am on Wednesday May 9, 2012

SC DMV closed on Thursday

Flickr User: Omar Omar All South Carolina DMV's will be closed on Thursday, May 10, 2012 in observance of Confederate Memorial Day.   A statement over at reads in part, "The days before and after a holiday are usually very busy at...
4:29 am on Tuesday May 10, 2011

Like it or not, taxpayers contribute $10M to Confederate Memorial Day

Image by Flickr user The Intrepid TravelerSouth Carolina is one of four states in the South which observes Confederate Memorial Day, and it's costing taxpayers nearly $10 million today. Today is a paid holidays for the state's 60,000-plus employees...
2:36 am on Wednesday March 18, 2009

Supporters make case for Confederate holiday in Dorchester

Supporters are still struggling to make sure Confederate Memorial Day is honored in South Carolina's schools. Most recently they brought their campaign to get the state holiday recognized to the Dorchester District 4 school board. Read more...
5:14 am on Thursday March 12, 2009

Schools pushed to honor Confederate Memorial Day

Image by Flickr user Steve Rhode Image by 20090312-confederate.jpg The Sons of the Confederate Veterans groups is pushing for Berkeley County schools to recognize Confederate Memorial Day on May 10 as a holiday. From 2001 to 2007 schools closed...
10:04 am on Wednesday February 4, 2009

Robert Ford wants to make Confederate day a paid day off

Image by Flickr user eürodäna Image by 20090204-confederate.jpgThe would-be governor, banner of baggy pants and foul language, and resurrector of video poker, has one more grand idea: Require that all cities and counties in South Carolina give a...