Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Confederate Memorial Day..... huh?

Yes, in the good 'ole south we celebrated Confederate Memorial Day. This apparently was only a holiday to counter Martin Luther King Jr. Day which was only celebrated in our state for the first time a couple of years ago. But today, on this great day, our state celebrated the loss of all who died in the civil war. Hmmm. We still had school because it wasn't a federally recognized holiday, but still all state offices were closed. We are right in the middle of standardized testing (aghhhhh) and though we tested Monday and Tuesday, we couldn't test today because the state office of education was closed. Here was the legal mumbo jumbo that I found when I at first didn't believe this possible:


SECTION 53510. Legal holidays enumerated; state employees.

The first day of JanuaryNew Year’s Day, the third Monday of JanuaryMartin Luther King, Jr. Day, the third Monday in FebruaryGeorge Washington’s birthday/President’s Day, the tenth day of MayConfederate Memorial Day, the last Monday of MayNational Memorial Day, the fourth day of JulyIndependence Day, the first Monday in SeptemberLabor Day, the eleventh day of NovemberVeterans Day, National Thanksgiving Day and the day after, and the twentyfifth and twentysixth days of December in each year are legal holidays.
The holiday schedules of public colleges and universities, including technical colleges, shall not be in violation of this section so long as the number of holidays provided for in this section are not exceeded.

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