Chinese students, Liming Zhao and Ming Li, touring The Citadel and other places in South Carolina in 2013, stop to get their picture taken with the re-enactors and a better understanding of the holiday. Confederate Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of those Confederate soldiers who died during the American Civil War. Re-enactors Susan Bray, a southern woman in mourning and Francis Marion Hudson, a descendant of Francis Marion the American Revolutionary commander, greet visitors of the State House offering information about the war. Hudson has been making wreaths to place on all of the Confederate monuments for 17 years.
S.C. government offices will be closed Tuesday in observation of Confederate Memorial Day.
The state offices to be closed include the Department of Motor Vehicles, which reminded customers that the days after a holiday often are extremely busy.
Locally, Lexington County administration offices will be closed Tuesday. However, City of Columbia and Richland County offices will be open.