Monument to Jesus Christ the King, Świebodzin, Poland

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Confederate Memorial Day in South Carolina

"God Save the South" is considered to be the unofficial national anthem of the Confederate States of America. It was written by George Henry Miles (as Ernest Halphin). The commonly heard version was composed by Charles W. A. Ellerbrock, while C. T. De Cœniél composed a different tune for the song. It was written in 1861.


And the much loved unofficial national anthem, Dixie.  "Dixie", also known as "I Wish I Was in Dixie", "Dixie's Land", and other titles, is a popular American song. It is one of the most distinctively American musical products of the 19th century, and probably the best-known song to have come out of blackface minstrelsy. Although not a folk song at its creation, "Dixie" has since entered the American folk vernacular. The song likely cemented the word "Dixie" in the American vocabulary as a synonym for the Southern United States.


Confederate Memorial Day video featuring "I See Fire" by Ed Sheeran






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