This week , Anzac Day is commemorated in Australia - a remembrance day for those lost at war. April 25 was also the day when women in Columbus, Mississippi decorated the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers in 1866. This act of generosity and remembrance helped establish "Memorial Day" holiday. It always seemed ironic to me that, during the war years, women were considered able, equal and competent and were respected in many fields of work, denied to them because of gender in previous years and sometimes in subsequent years.
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