These states are observing Confederate Memorial Day on Monday

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  • State government offices are closed Monday in Mississippi and Alabama for Confederate Memorial Day
  • In Georgia the day is called "State Holiday"

(CNN)It's been nearly 152 years since the Confederate Army surrendered to Union forces, ending the American Civil War.

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.