[lbo-talk] Memorial Day

Charles Brown cb31450 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 07:26:22 PDT 2016

Also, there is a claim going around that the first celebration was by Black people recently liberated .

> On Jun 1, 2016, at 8:42 AM, Carrol Cox <cbcox at ilstu.edu> wrote:
> The ORIGINAL purpose of Memorial Day was to celebrate/mourn those who died
> in the struggle tocrush the Confederate slime. That is, it memorialized the
> only _clearly_ legitimate use of military force in U.S. history.
> I can't figure out how to do it (how to sloganize it), but there ought to be
> a movement to return Memorial Day to its original purpose.
> Carrol
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