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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day to remember the soldiers who have died fighting for their country. These sites give you a well-rounded view of this important holiday, how it started, how people still celebrate it, and why it is all important.


Memorial Day: A Time of Reflection
Yes, Americans remember the men and women who died in wars. But this holiday is also a time to remember the veterans still living, who also fought in those wars.

Memorial Day Revisited
Did you know that Memorial Day was originally a holiday to honor the dead soldiers of the Civil War? This site traces the history of the holiday from then to now.

Arlington National Cemetery
Take a virtual trip through Arlington National Cemetery, which houses graves for most of the soldiers killed in wartime. You can learn when it was built, how its location was chosen, how many people are buried there, and much more.

The Flag of the United States of America
Read all about the flag and how it came to be a symbol of the Unites States, its people, and its holidays. This site has a wealth of information on history, customs, flag care, holidays, and so much more.

Memorial Day Remembrance from the American Legion
A personal message from an American Legion member on why Memorial Day is a holiday of remembrance and thanksgiving. Honest and heart-felt, this site goes a long way toward explaining what the holiday is really all about.

Memorial Day
Memorial Day is celebrated in a number of ways. Find out more about the origins of this holiday and a movement to put the "memorial" back into Memorial Day.

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