Learn about the origin of Memorial Day in the United States, and especially about the significant role women played in that history.

The Surprising (Women's) History of Memorial Day

Learn about the origin of Memorial Day in the United States, and especially about the significant role women played in that history.

The origin of Memorial Day began in                    Columbus, Mississippi

A Real Story of Memorial Day

The origin of Memorial Day began in Columbus, Mississippi

Origins of Memorial Day. President Lyndon Johnson designated Waterloo, NY as the official birthplace of Memorial Day in 1966.

Origins of Memorial Day. President Lyndon Johnson designated Waterloo, NY as the official birthplace of Memorial Day in

The Origins of Memorial Day

One legend associated with the origins of Memorial Day holds that it was started by former slaves to honor Union war dead.

Interesting Facts about the Memorial Day Holiday

Are you studying the history of Memorial Day or you just want to find out a little more about this day of remembrance? Check out this brief history of the holiday, including several lesser-known facts about Memorial Day.

A Brief History of Memorial Day - the unofficial start of summer, and the history behind it.

Some of the few remaining Civil War veterans marching in the annual Memorial Day Parade in 1922

The Real Origin of Memorial Day; VeteranAid.org

There are many stories as to the real origin of Memorial Day. A day when we honor our fallen men and women of the armed forces.

Do you know the true origin of Memorial Day? It was founded by African-Americans in a ritual of remembrance and consecration in 1865. "The war, they had boldly announced, had been about the triumph of their emancipation over a slaveholders’ republic. They were themselves the true patriots," says historian David Blight in this Op-Ed. (Illustration: Owen Freeman)

Forgetting Why We Remember

・・・ For the earliest and most remarkable Memorial Day, we must return to where the war began. By the spring of after a long siege and prolonged bombardment,.

Memorial Day  Claim:   Former slaves reburied dead Union prisoners of war and held a cemetery dedication ceremony in Charleston in May 1865,...

In May free blacks in Charleston reburied dead Union prisoners of war and held a cemetery dedication ceremony.

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Memorial Day Videos & Activities

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May. Learn about the history and traditions of Memorial Day with these educational videos and related activities

Day of the Dead facts in English and Spanish help kids understand the tradition.

Day of the Dead Facts in English and Spanish

Short and sweet Day of the Dead facts in English and Spanish help kids understand the tradition. These facts are actually very accurate! Excellent for students learning about this holiday

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.  Read more: http://www.techfeast.co/memorial-day-quotes-images/#ixzz3aSWFXMKQ

When we look over our country and the freedoms that we have, we have to look back and honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure those freedoms! James Provence would like to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day!

Interesting Facts About Memorial Day! 1. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. 2. Decoration Day was suggested by General John A Logan,  The first Decoration Day was held on 30th May, 1868. The reason for this choice was that no battle had taken place on this day. . On the first ever Decoration Day, there were speeches and soldiers’ graves were decorated. 5. The origins of Memorial Day go back to the Civil War, when more lives were lost than in any other war in US history.

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Memorial to Army and Navy Nurses in Arlington National Cemetery

The Surprising (Women's) History of Memorial Day

Memorial to Army and Navy Nurses in Arlington National Cemetery

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