Art in Quiet Places #2

Monday, May 23, 2005

Friendship Cemetery in Columbus (4th St S And 13th Ave) is where Memorial Day began.

On April 25, 1866, the women of Columbus decorated both the Confederate and the Union gravesites. Columbus is called the "city where flowers healed a nation".

Family Mausoleum, Columbus MS

Statue at Confederate Cemetery at Friendship Cemetery, Columbus MS

Confederate Graves at Friendship Cemetery in Columbus MS

Unknown Confederate Soldier, Friendship Cemetery in Columbus MS

While we were there, a couple of gentlemen were there power washing and bleaching the headstones (wow, I'm not sure power washing is a great idea for those monuments); they had a Sons of Confederate Veterans logo on the side of their truck.

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