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1/19/07-Longview

Longview Celebrates Confederate Heroes Day

    A little known , and sometimes controversial state holiday was observed in Longview. On the Gregg County Courthouse steps, Confederate descendents and re-enactors observed Confederate Heroes Day. The group laid wreaths in honor of those who fought in the Civil War. January 19th, Robert E. Lee's birthday, was declared an official state holiday by the Texas legislature in 1973.

Bob Hallmark bhallmark@kltv.com

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