Memorial Day

We marked the Memorial Day holiday this year with a special emphasis on the Civil War, the conflict from which the holiday arose. Originally Decoration Day (from the ritual of decorating the graves of soldiers who died during the Civil War), the holiday has evolved into a remembrance of those who have died in all the military conflicts of this nation. As part of the emphasis on the Civil War this year, we offered a set from the superb new album of Magpie based upon the historical figure of abolitionist John Brown.