Today at “Edibles & Potables,” I propose to play against type, leave the food and drink until later, and consider the institution of Memorial Day in America. After all, such a tradition must begin somewhere, and quite possibly, this one may date directly to May in 1865, when “free blacks in Charleston (SC) reburied dead Union prisoners of war and held a cemetery dedication ceremony.” A more formal starting point came shortly thereaf ......Read more