Today is Confederate Memorial Day in Florida. Per Florida Statutes 683.01(j), April 26 is a Legal Holiday in Florida.
Nine states - Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Lousiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina - have an official observance day to honor our Confederate Heroes.
Many brave men from Florida went to Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, and Virginia to fight with General Lee, General Jackson, James Longstreet, Jeb Stuart, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and other great military leaders.
Florida Confederate Troops defeated the Union soldiers at Olustee near Lake City, and they crushed the invading Northerners at The Battle of Natural Bridge, just south of Tallahassee.
On Confederate Memorial Day, wreaths will be laid upon the graves of Confederate Soldiers, and flowers will be placed upon the statues and markers in front of many Florida courthouses.
A wreath will be placed upon the Monument to the Confederacy that is on the front lawn of the Florida Capitol here in Tallahassee.
Today is Confederate Memorial Day in Florida. We remember and honor our brave ancestors who fought to defend their country, The Confederate States of America.