A Day For Rememberin' : Inspired By The True Events Of The First Memorial Day

by Leah Henderson


A moving tribute to the little-known history behind the first Memorial Day. Today is a special day. Eli knows it's important if he's allowed to miss one second of school, his "hard-earned right." Inspired by true events and told through the eyes of a young boy, this is the deeply moving story about what is regarded as the first Memorial Day on May 1, 1865. Eli dresses up in his best clothes, Mama gathers the mayflowers, Papa straightens his hat, and together they join the crowds filling the streets of Charleston, South Carolina, with bouquets, crosses, and wreaths. Abolitionists, missionaries, teachers, military officers, and a sea of faces Black, Brown, and White, they march as one and sing for all those who gave their lives fighting for freedom during the Civil War. A Day for Rememberin' shines light on the little-known history of this important holiday and reminds us never to forget the people who put their lives on the line for their country.

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Copyright year 2021
ISBN-13 9781419736308
ISBN-10 1419736302
Class Copyright
Publisher Abrams, Inc.
Subject Juvenile Fiction
File Size 28 MB
Number of Pages 40
Language ENG
Shelf No. NF646
Grade Range 1-4
Ages 6-9