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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:39 PM

Today is a state holiday in Georgia, but not for what you think

By Kristina Torres
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Friday after Thanksgiving is an official state holiday in Georgia, although not for what you might think:

Happy Birthday, Robert E. Lee!

If that made you do a double-take, you are not alone.

Lee’s birthday — while actually on Jan. 19 —- will be observed in the Peach State on Nov. 23, bookending the April observance of Confederate Memorial Day as Georgia’s salute to two “holidays” on the decline, even in the South.

While no one questions the state’s prominence in the Confederacy and the Civil War’s impact within its borders, there are those who wonder whether it is time for Georgia to leave that narrative to historians amid a growing generational divide.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/robert-e-lees-birthday-extends-state-holiday-weeke/nTDRw/

It was long past time a century ago...

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:43 PM

1. To the victors go the spoils....

I would posit that the North won the 'Battle' of the Civil War, but the South has pretty much won the war. Think about the current crop of obstructionists in congress, for example.

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:46 PM

3. +1000

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:45 PM

2. Antebellum isn't an era, it's a mental disease .

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:24 PM

4. I think it is genetic. Worth having government seeking effective treatments.

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