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Florida law currently recognizes the Confederate Memorial Day (April 26) as a state-sanctioned holiday, along with the birthdays for Confederate President Jefferson Davis (June 3) and Confederate General Robert E. Lee (Jan. 19). Florida is one of five states that have kept Confederate Memorial Day a legal holiday.
Starting as a stream and moving through the Okefenokee Swamp, the St. Marys River flows for more than 125 miles and serves as much of the border for Florida and Georgia. Every day, thousands of people drive over the St. Marys on I-95 without being aware of its historical significance.
Frazier said for almost two years Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and the Jacksonville City Council have ignored the groups’ calls for taking down the monuments. Frazier has said if the city removes the monuments there will be no boycott.