When Is Lee Jackson Day

When Is Lee Jackson Day

Lee Jackson Day is a state holiday in Virginia. In the United States, it is the day to remember the two confederate leaders of the Civil War, Robert E Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. The Lee Jackson Day is generally celebrated on the Friday before Martin Luther King Day every year.

How Is Lee Jackson Day Celebrated

As the following Monday is Martin Luther King Day, the holiday of Lee-Jackson Day makes for a pretty long weekend stretching for four days in Virginia and calls for a full day of celebration. People also visit Robert E Lee’s and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s graves on this day and pay respect to the heroes.

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