b a c k t o b i r d d r o p p i n g s
Each year on April 26th, Confederate Memorial Day, I encourage every Southerner to pause and reflect and remember their past. I usually do this by watching or reading part of Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind.
May 30 was, until 1947, a remembrance of the Union war dead. Congress in their infinite wisdom, chose to convert May 30, later changed to the last Monday in May, and renamed it Memorial Day, a day to reflect on all US war dead. Call me a rebel, but I like to remember our Confederate soldiers on their own day, and not the day originally set aside for the opposition.
CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY
The marching armies of the past
The bugle call is now in vain
No more will Shiloh's plains be stained
For them no more shall reveille
We bow our heads in solemn prayer