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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.

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You need this simple and easy Baileys Cookies & Cream parfait in your party planning playbook. The combination of crunchy cookie crumbles, silky whipped cream, and a kick of flavor from Baileys makes for an irresistible weekend brunch treat. Just mix 1oz of Baileys™ Original Irish Cream into whipped cream and layer the whipped cream mixture and cookie crumbles in alternating layers. It’s the perfect chilled dessert for a summer BBQ, Memorial Day celebration or a night in with your girls!

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simple... easy. must do! The sign is what sells this gag... a pot a girly arm... heck we got lots of spare arms at that place....

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from The Sign Shoppe

Wedding Sign In Memory Of Loved Ones Heaven Plaque Wood Signs Memories Wedding Ceremony Decor Memorial Rustic Hand Painted Reclaimed Wood

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Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May. formerly known as Decoration, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It also marks the start of the summer vacation…

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from The Atlantic

A Real Story of Memorial Day

The origin of Memorial Day began in Columbus, Mississippi

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memorial day easy DIY sweet treats from one of our favorite pretty blgs. pb americana-by-party-bird

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from About.com Education

The Surprising (Women's) History of Memorial Day

Learn about the origin of Memorial Day in the United States, and especially about the significant role women played in that history.