The Poppy Flower and Memorial Day
In Flanders Fields is a poem written by World War I Colonel John McCrae, a surgeon with Canada 's First Brigade Artillery. It expressed McCrae's grief over the "row on row" of graves of soldiers who had died on Flanders' battlefields.
May 10, 2012, 01:04 PST
Major General John A. Logan issued General Order No. 11 establishing Decoration Day. In 1882 the name was changed from Decoration Day to Memorial Day.
May 8, 2012, 18:46 PST
Memorial Day Word Jumble Puzzle
Test your vocabulary skills by unjumbling these words related to the Memorial Day celebration. [ Download/View File ]
May 7, 2012, 10:33 PST
Freedom Files for Kids
Learn what happened on September 11th and how it affected America, as well as what makes America special in this special section just for kids.
May 6, 2012, 18:14 PST
Quiet Sacrifice - Memorial Day
The purpose of Memorial Day is to honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country -- those who have risked all to protect the freedoms too many of us take for granted.
May 5, 2012, 19:50 PST
The Freedom Files
Learn all about the US in ClassBrain's Freedom Files, including special information on September 11th, the war in Iraq, and our military.
May 5, 2012, 18:12 PST
Explore More About Memorial Day
Learn even more about Memorial Day with these additional links and lesson plans.
May 5, 2012, 12:49 PST
Celebrate Your Loved Ones In the Armed Forces
Learn more about Memorial Day, also known as Decoration Day, with these great books.
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May 5, 2012, 07:31 PST
The Story of Taps
The 24-note bugle call known as â€śtapsâ€ť is thought to be a revision of a French bugle signal, called â€śtattoo,â€ť that notified soldiers to cease an eveningâ€™s drinking and return to their barracks or garrisons.
May 2, 2012, 11:53 PST
America's Wars Fact Sheet
America's Wars Fact Sheet
May 2, 2012, 09:47 PST
Confederate Memorial Day Observances
Some States Have Confederate Observances. Many Southern states also have their own days for honoring the Confederate dead.
May 2, 2012, 08:18 PST
Waterloo - Official Birthplace of Memorial Day
In 1966, Congress and President Lyndon Johnson declared Waterloo, N.Y., the â€śbirthplaceâ€ť of Memorial Day. There, a ceremony on May 5, 1866, honored local veterans who had fought in the Civil War.
May 2, 2012, 07:18 PST
National Moment of Remembrance
The National Moment of Remembrance, established by Congress, asks Americans wherever they are at 3 p.m., local time, on Memorial Day to pause in an act of national unity.
May 1, 2012, 20:45 PST
Defining Documents of the US
Which documents have defined our country and shaped our world? Find out in this special section.
May 1, 2012, 18:26 PST
Gettysburg Welcomes Wounded Soldiers At Memorial Day Parade
Soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan from Walter Reed Medical Center are among the thousands in Gettysburg to attend the annual Memorial Day Parade, the nationâ€™s oldest, on May 25th.
Mar 3, 2012, 18:42 PST
General Orders #11 - Designation of Memorial Day
Read the actual orders that designate May 30th as Memorial Day.
Mar 2, 2012, 12:10 PST
Memorial Day Word Search Puzzle
Honor America by observing Memorial Day, and have fun by finding these words related to this important holiday. [ Download/View File ]
Mar 2, 2012, 10:31 PST