- State government offices are closed Monday in Mississippi and Alabama for Confederate Memorial Day
- In Georgia the day was changed in 2015 to the generic name of "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 were closed April 23 in Alabama for Confederate Memorial Day. In neighboring Mississippi they will be closed April 30, when that state observes the holiday.
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 this year it was observed April 23.