Memorial Day commemmorates the men and women who died while in military service. You can read more about the holiday from the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Your library can also help you learn more about our military history and the stories of our soldiers. Try some of the following:
- The War, Ken Burns' documentary series telling the stories of people in four ordinary towns and showing how World War II affected every area of life. Available as a DVD series, book, and audiobook on CD.
- Band of Brothers, historian Stephen Ambrose's story of the E Company of the US Army's 506th Regiment.
- Patriotic Holidays of the United States explains the history and development of Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and many other celebrations.