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Georgia Erases Confederate Names For Two State Employee Holidays

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AJC's comparison to a previous year's calendar showed how mentions of "Confederate Memorial Day" and "Robert E. Lee" had been scrubbed. Georgia observes Confederate Memorial Day in April and Lee's birthday on November (although the Confederate general was actually born January.)

“There will be a state holiday on that day,” Robinson told AJC. “Those so inclined can observe Confederate Memorial Day and remember those who died in that conflict.”