Here's Why Florida Still Celebrates Confederate Memorial Day

By Daniel Walker | May 7, 2024

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Florida continues to hold on to its Confederate history, as it officially commemorates Floridians who fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War on Confederate Memorial Day, observed on April 26. 

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This holiday, along with the birthdays of General Robert E. Lee and Confederate States President Jefferson Davis, remains in place in Florida despite ongoing efforts to abolish them. 

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Supporters argue that these observances pay tribute to the courage and sacrifices of those involved, rather than endorsing the cause they fought for.