How many of you knew this??

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    May 28, 2013 10:45 PM GMT
    KNOW YOUR HISTORY: Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. They then held a parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800 Black children where they marched, sang and celebrated.

    Thanks to Abstrakt Goldsmith for this nugget of history that most of us never learned in school.

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    May 28, 2013 10:49 PM GMT

    Here is an actual picture from the first Memorial Day

    <a href=">First Memorial Day photo 000BlackHistry_zps44f6293d.jpg">
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    May 29, 2013 12:06 AM GMT
    Instead, I was taught that the Pilgrims were BFFs with the First Nation people they met and ate turkey and cranberry sauce to celebrate...icon_confused.gif
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    May 29, 2013 12:08 AM GMT
    You learn something new every day. This does make perfect sense though.
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    May 29, 2013 12:49 AM GMT
    Unintended saidNot exactly true but inspiring nevertheless.




    I'm pretty sure it is true.
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    May 29, 2013 1:02 AM GMT
    The_Guruburu saidInstead, I was taught that the Pilgrims were BFFs with the First Nation people they met and ate turkey and cranberry sauce to celebrate...icon_confused.gif


    wrong holiday, bro. icon_rolleyes.gif
    That was Thanksgiving.
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    May 29, 2013 2:53 PM GMT
    This is so beautiful icon_biggrin.gificon_cry.gif
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    May 29, 2013 9:14 PM GMT
    Unintended saidNot exactly true but inspiring nevertheless.



    Care to share your source of information that says that this is "not exactly true"?
  • The_Guruburu

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    May 29, 2013 9:23 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    Import said
    The_Guruburu saidInstead, I was taught that the Pilgrims were BFFs with the First Nation people they met and ate turkey and cranberry sauce to celebrate...icon_confused.gif


    wrong holiday, bro. icon_rolleyes.gif
    That was Thanksgiving.


    A lot you know. That's Arbor Day.


    You're both mistaken. It's Labor Day.

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  • Christoforos

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    May 30, 2013 12:07 AM GMT
    What has this got to do with "Gay News & Events"?
  • The_Guruburu

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    May 30, 2013 12:09 AM GMT
    Shawnathan said
    The_Guruburu said
    Aristoshark said
    Import said
    The_Guruburu saidInstead, I was taught that the Pilgrims were BFFs with the First Nation people they met and ate turkey and cranberry sauce to celebrate...icon_confused.gif


    wrong holiday, bro. icon_rolleyes.gif
    That was Thanksgiving.


    A lot you know. That's Arbor Day.


    You're both mistaken. It's Labor Day.

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    Well, I'm confused.

    Labour Day, which began as labour festivals in Toronto, has nothing to do with memorials or pilgrims.


    See, that's why you're confused icon_wink.gif
  • Import

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    May 30, 2013 5:56 PM GMT
    Shawnathan said
    The_Guruburu said
    Aristoshark said
    Import said
    The_Guruburu saidInstead, I was taught that the Pilgrims were BFFs with the First Nation people they met and ate turkey and cranberry sauce to celebrate...icon_confused.gif


    wrong holiday, bro. icon_rolleyes.gif
    That was Thanksgiving.


    A lot you know. That's Arbor Day.


    You're both mistaken. It's Labor Day.

    icon_rolleyes.gif

    Well, I'm confused.

    Labour Day, which began as labour festivals in Toronto, has nothing to do with memorials or pilgrims.


    u poor thing.