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Monday, April 22, 2013 - 2:45am

What Is Confederate Memorial Day?

Monday is Confederate Memorial Day across Georgia, closing state offices and giving state employees a day off.

The holiday likely dates back to before 1874, though that’s when it became an official state holiday.

Michael Shaffer, assistant director of Kennesaw State’s Civil War Center, tells us more about the holiday and why we celebrate it.

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