Memorial Day was started by former slaves

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    Memorial Day was started by former slaves | ThinkProgress

    Memorial Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Why are you being divisive? /s
     
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    They did was a nice thing but where does the decoration come in? Lincoln's Gettysburg Address consecrated the hallowed ground two years before in 1863.
     
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    Thanks! I heard this today on the radio but no explanation of why it was.
     
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    Sooo...we're supposed to oppose Memorial Day now, huh, Lakhota?

    You're going to be disappointed.
     
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    Wow, that's a stupid deduction. Actually, the fact that grateful slaves started it should make it even more special.
     
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    If you didn't have a political point to make, you wouldn't have put this thread in Politics.
     
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    Were they freed slaves?
     
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    I believe that's why the thread title refers to them as "former" slaves.
     
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    buckeye45_73 Lakhota's my *****

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    yeah nothing wrong with Memorial Day, thanks for liking wikipedia for us. It was very helpful, Can you link July 4th when it rolls around.
     

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