Shelley Orman, ABC 24, April 2, 2013
Mississippi just added a new observation to its calendar for the month of April. Governor Phil Bryant declared this month ‘Confederate Heritage Month.’
Mississippi makes the seventh state to celebrate the confederacy’s history in April.
In Mississippi, April 29th is set aside to honor those who served in the confederacy.
Governor Phil Bryant signed Mississippi’s order last week.
Bryant’s proclamation reads “It is important for all Americans to reflect upon our nation’s past, to gain insight from our mistakes and successes, and to come to a full understanding that the lessons learned yesterday and today will carry us through tomorrow if we carefully and earnestly strive to understand and appreciate our heritage.”
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas and Virginia also have confederate history months.