Maryland Group Marks Confederate Memorial Day

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s United Daughters of the Confederacy are holding a special ceremony in Baltimore to mark Confederate Memorial Day. 

The event Saturday is meant to honor thousands of soldiers who served the Confederacy during the Civil War. The group is gathering at the Loudon Park Cemetery in Baltimore where 600 Confederate soldiers are buried. 

The group says soldiers from nearly all the Confederate states are represented at the cemetery. 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Jerry

    It’s about time . Now they will get some regonition and be wrighten up in history , and honored and remembered the way they should hav been for the longest time.

  • Jerry

    now all we have to do is wait till the african americans start saying that it should have not happened, it’s wrong and other junk like that. Be ready and not suprised when it happens.

  • Sara

    Jerry you don’t need to be told that it is wrong to celebrate people who sought to oppress other people. You know this in your heart. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have posted that statement about African Americans. Also, it is “written” NOT “wrighten” AND “surprised” NOT “suprised”. If you are going to support people who supported slavery, please at least make sure that you spell the words in your statement correctly! There is NOTHING to celebrate about confederate soldiers in the same way that there is nothing to celebrate about being a Nazi. Celebrating people who wanted to break this country apart and celebrating people who thought it was OK to treat other people as property is NOT honorable! In fact it dishonors everything this country is supposed to be about. It dishonors Christianity and it dishonors fundamental decency. This isn’t simply about race – this is about being a good person. How can you call yourself a good person if you supported the idea that some people should be property and mistreated? The answer is that you can’t!

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