As part of Piccolo Spoleto, a branch of the popular Spoleto music and arts festival, there will be a memorial day concert performed at St. Phillip’s Church. Piccolo Spoleto on its own brings 500 events to the Lowcountry over 17 days, spanning the same two-and-a-half weeks as the Spoleto Festival.
Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day, as its purpose was to visit cemeteries and place flowers on the graves of soldiers who had died in the Civil War. In 1882, people started calling it “Memorial Day,” and by the time World Wars I and II had ended, it had evolved into a day to honor all fallen military men and women, no matter what war they fought in." MSN