Memorial Day

from the Touchstones Project , presented by Worship Committee Members

After the Civil War, both Northerners and Southerners flocked to Memorial Day celebrations that urged peace, forgiveness, and honoring the heroism of all soldiers. Memorial Day in its earliest forms met the psychological and social need for a holiday naming, marking, and celebrating the African-American experience of slavery and liberation. And so you are invited, on Memorial Day weekend, to be part of remembering.