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Freed slaves observed the country's first Memorial Day

Charleston - Memorial Day, once called Decoration Day, is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday in May. On this day we remember and honor the men and women who gave their lives while serving in the nation's armed services.
 

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The Confederate flag still flies above the South Carolina capital grounds.
The Confederate flag still flies above the South Carolina capital grounds.
Screengrab via YouTube / Washington Post
Mother Emanuel is the oldest AME church in the south and the second oldest in the world.
Mother Emanuel is the oldest AME church in the south and the second oldest in the world.
Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church
The grandstand  for the Washington Race Track were designed by Charles F. Reichardt in the 1830s. Un...
The grandstand for the Washington Race Track were designed by Charles F. Reichardt in the 1830s. Union soldiers who died in the prison camp were thrown into a mass grave behind the grandstand.
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