OhioMBE Land of the Free, Because of the Brave May 25, 2020 • Comments Off on Land of the Free, Because of the Brave Some records show that one of the earliest Memorial Day commemoration was organized by a group of freed slaves in Charleston, South Carolina less than a month after the Confederacy surrendered in 1865. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... This content is restricted to site members. If you are an existing user, please log in. New users may register below.