Your Voice

By Karen Kissiah

May 15, 2014

Did you know South Carolina recognizes Confederate Memorial Day with a paid holiday for state employees?

“No. I did not. But that’s fine by me.”

John Gibson


“That’s something I didn’t know.”

Billy Simmons


“No. I wasn’t aware. But I think we should have a whole month.”

Stacy Linton


“No. I didn’t know. But I don’t have a problem with it.”

James Dixon


“I think the holiday should not be acknowledged because we, as South Carolinians, are trying to move forward and put the past behind. Anything that moves us forward should be recognized. Things of the past that start controversy should not be brought forward and recognized as a state holiday.”

Margaret Huskey