Memorial Day is traditionally May 30th. It is observed on the last Monday in May.
Memorial Day Resources at EHO
Memorial Day on the Web
- US Memorial Day History and Information on US War Memorials
Memorial Day started off as a somber day of remembrance, a day where we in America go to cemeteries and place flags or flowers on the graves of our war dead. It is a day where we remember our ancestors, our family members, our loved ones who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
- History of Memorial Day
Join HistoryChannel.com and uncover the interesting history of the holiday we now call Memorial Day. Discover little-known facts about America's wars and stop by the Veterans' Forum message boards to share your views with veterans, their loved ones, and fellow history buffs.
- World War II: A Nation Remembers
This year, our nation celebrates the 60th anniversary of the landing on the beaches of Normandy and the World War II generation with a four-day Dedication Celebration on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. including the historic dedication of the National World War II Memorial. The "Tribute to a Generation" runs over the Memorial Day weekend from May 27th through May 30th. There will be four official dedication events including The National World War II Reunion; Salute to the World War II Veterans; Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving and the Dedication Ceremony.
- The Vietnam War: Remembering and Honoring the Fallen
This year's National Memorial Day Concert pays special tribute to the men and women who fought in Vietnam, with the moving and uplifting story of Jim Mayer, "the Milkshake Man."
- The War in Iraq
With over 138,000 American soldiers currently stationed in Iraq, this year's National Memorial Day Concert pays special tribute to those who have been wounded in the war.
- Remembering September 11th
There are many extraordinary and fitting memorials for the victims and heroes of the September 11th terrorist attacks already dedicated or in the planning stages at the site of the former World Trade Center, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. But there are also other memorials, smaller in scale yet just as stirring, around the United States and across the Atlantic. Here are some of the examples.
- White House Commission on Remembrance
White House Commission on Remembrance
is a bipartisan, independent executive branch agency whose missions include:
the spirit of unity and remembrance through observance of The
National Moment of Remembrance for one minute, 3 PM local
time, Memorial Day.
the nation remembers the sacrifices of America's fallen from the
Revolutionary War to the present
the devotion to duty of veterans and all those who continue to serve
our great nation and reminding all Americans of their common heritage
- Freedom Files
" What began as a set of resources covering the events of September 11th, has now grown into a massive section devoted to the United States military, the war in Iraq, and a record of our nation’s living history. In the Freedom Files you have access to various sources of information related to the current state of the union, all in one place. We have September 11th resources including slideshows, timelines, video footage, tributes, historic moments in the aftermath, and much more. You’ll also find our newly added and constantly updated section on the war with Iraq. "
- The Memory Shall Be Ours: Celebrating Memorial Day
An Internet Treasure Hunt plus Web-based activities for learning about and celebrating Memorial Day!
- Memorial Day Lesson Plan
To present activities to be used at a variety of grade levels and classroom situations in order to enhance student understanding of the Memorial Day observance.
- VFW Citizenship Education
Information on VFW programs on citizenship education.
Memorial Day Stuff
- Create a World War II Memory Book
There are still thousands of people alive today who were soldiers, civilians, or children during the Second World War, and who remember what they did and how they felt. Locate someone to interview about this extraordinary time. Then use the Scholastic Writing Workshop to write and publish that person's oral history of World War II in Scholastic's World War II Memory Book.
- Mary of the WACS
A cutout paper doll booklet of 1943
- Memorial Day Puzzles
Crosswords, word searches and other Memorial Day activities.
- Black Dog's Memorial Day Screen Saver
Remember the ones who died for your freedom on Memorial Day with BlackDog's Free Memorial Day screen saver.
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