REMEMBER THE FALLEN

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. Then they held a parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800 Black children who marched, sang and celebrated. Our history is American history!!!

To all who served and did not return from the battle. On this day we honor you! Also to the soldiers who innocently died unarmed in the streets at the hands of the police. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice. And that’s my Thought Provoking Perspective…

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