Fox News reports:
South Carolina will close state government offices Monday to mark Confederate Memorial Day. Some local government offices will also close in observation of the holiday, held every year on May 10. South Carolina is among a handful of states in the South with such an official holiday.
South Carolina chose May 10 because it is the day when Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson died in 1863 after he was wounded by his own troops and the day Union soldiers captured fleeing Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Georgia in 1865.
— Trae Crowder (@traecrowder) May 10, 2021
As Governor, I’ll fight to end South Carolina’s official observance of Confederate Memorial Day and instead make Election Day a state holiday. https://t.co/c3HjpO4u6k
— Joe Cunningham (@JoeCunninghamSC) May 9, 2021
SC was the last state in the country to make MLK Day a state holiday but only if it was paired w/ something called “Confederate Memorial Day.”
When I’m governor, we’re ending Confederate Memorial Day and making Election Day a holiday instead.
Read more: https://t.co/iov0eGuKSb
— Joe Cunningham (@JoeCunninghamSC) May 10, 2021