Alabama to mark Confederate Memorial Day - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Alabama to mark Confederate Memorial Day

MGN Online MGN Online

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama is marking Confederate Memorial Day with a day off for state workers.

State offices will be closed Monday for the holiday.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy will hold an event at the Capitol to honor Confederate dead. The ceremony will include a tolling bell as descendants of Confederate soldiers read the names of their ancestors.

More than 30,000 Alabamians died in the Civil War.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Chubbs, a 29-pound stray cat in CA, looking for a home

    Chubbs, a 29-pound stray cat in CA, looking for a home

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-06-21 03:00:33 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-06-21 03:00:33 GMT
    The humane society announced they have not been able to find Chubbs' owner, so he has been put up for adoption. (Source: Pasadena Humane Society/CNN)The humane society announced they have not been able to find Chubbs' owner, so he has been put up for adoption. (Source: Pasadena Humane Society/CNN)

    The humane society announced they have not been able to find Chubbs' owner, so he has been put up for adoption.

    More >>

    The humane society announced they have not been able to find Chubbs' owner, so he has been put up for adoption.

    More >>
  • Richmond Co. Commissioner plans to put Calhoun name debate on agenda soon

    Richmond Co. Commissioner plans to put Calhoun name debate on agenda soon

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:59 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:59:58 GMT

    The John C Calhoun name change has been a topic of conversation in the Richmond County Commission for the past year. District 1 Commissioner Bill Fennoy put it on the agenda several times but each time it was denied by the full commission.  "It isn't going to be no better whoever it changes because the damage is already done just like I said, It isn't going to be no better," says Jinnie Turner.  The John C. Calhoun Expressway. For the past year, it's be...

    More >>

    The John C Calhoun name change has been a topic of conversation in the Richmond County Commission for the past year. District 1 Commissioner Bill Fennoy put it on the agenda several times but each time it was denied by the full commission.  "It isn't going to be no better whoever it changes because the damage is already done just like I said, It isn't going to be no better," says Jinnie Turner.  The John C. Calhoun Expressway. For the past year, it's be...

    More >>
  • Survivors celebrate being cancer free

    Survivors celebrate being cancer free

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:56 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:56:27 GMT

    Augusta University Medical Center held an event to recognize people who've survived cancer Wednesday. It was a chance to show people that they care. There were also items encouraging them to be healthy, like pamphlets and fruit.  Cecil Herrin is a breast cancer survivor. He is celebrating seven years of being cancer free. After his diagnoses, he turned a negative into positive and created an endowment at the cancer center to help men.  "Being a survivor is a pers...

    More >>

    Augusta University Medical Center held an event to recognize people who've survived cancer Wednesday. It was a chance to show people that they care. There were also items encouraging them to be healthy, like pamphlets and fruit.  Cecil Herrin is a breast cancer survivor. He is celebrating seven years of being cancer free. After his diagnoses, he turned a negative into positive and created an endowment at the cancer center to help men.  "Being a survivor is a pers...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly