Memorial Day History Fact: Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. Read their story here.


Having a gathering this Memorial Day gathering, but don’t have time to put together a playlist. Like Lil Wayne, you have “No Worries.” Below you will find the ultimate Spotify playlist, over 300 songs to provide the soundtrack for your Memorial Day fun. Thanks to everyone who sent in suggestions. If you have additional suggestions, email them to