- State government offices are closed Monday in Mississippi and Alabama for Confederate Memorial Day
- In Georgia the day is called "State Holiday"
Some Southern states still commemorate those who died fighting for secession from the United States over slavery and states' rights.
State government offices are closed Monday in Mississippi and Alabama for Confederate Memorial Day.
In Georgia the day has been called "State Holiday" since 2015, when Confederate Memorial Day and Robert E. Lee's birthday were struck
from the state calendar. The state holiday list
says the official holiday is
April 26 but will be observed this year on Monday, April 24.