State offices closed today
May 9, 2011 7:43:00 PM - thestate.com
Today is Confederate Memorial Day in South Carolina, one of eight Southern states that have an officially designated day to honor those who died fighting for the Confederacy in the Civil War. Different states mark the day on different dates. South Carolina marks it on May 10, the anniversary of the 1863 death of Confederate Gen. Thomas Stonewall Jackson and the 1865 capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. All state government offices and some local ones, particularly in Lexington County, are closed today. The following will be closed in observance of Confederate Memorial Day:GOVERNMENT
• State government offices will be closed today.
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