KNOW YOUR HISTORY: Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. They then held a parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800 Black children where they marched, sang and celebrated.
Also a fitting answer for any fool who insists on asking that ridiculous question "Why do we need Black History Month?" Because this shit isn't in our school books. That's why.
I also didn't know about the Bellamy Salute (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellamy_salute
) that is shown in the photo and was changed in 1942 when Congress adopted the hand-over-the-heart gesture