In recognition of the day, there was A Gathering of Shitheads in Mississippi:
A 21-gun salute boomed Friday afternoon at the Nathan Bedford Forrest memorial in downtown Hattiesburg.
In an early observance of Confederate Memorial Day, which is Monday, about 30 people gathered to place flowers and honor ancestors who died in the War Between the States.
Members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy attended.
A half-dozen men dressed in period costumes and about four men rode in on Harleys, wearing leather jackets that read “Mechanized Cavalry.”
“We’re not re-enactors. We ride bikes,” said Jerry Cooley, 58.
The Mechanized Calvary has about 10 members in South Mississippi and about 1,000 nationally, all of them members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans . . . .
“We do this to educate the people,” Cooley said.
Because really — few things are quite so edifying as an event celebrating the total failure of a bogus civilization founded on the rights of white people to own black people.