Last updated April 31, 2005
Memorial Day and Labor Day are bookend holidays, marking the beginning and end of the summer holidays in the United States. These three-day weekends traditionally are times for . Celebrated in most states on the last Monday in May, Memorial Day is a time to remember the U.S. men and woman who lost their lives serving their country. Originally known as Decoration Day, it was established in 1868 to commemorate the dead from the Civil War. Over the years it came to serve as a day to remember all U.S. men and women killed or missing in action in all wars.
Join the Davis Virtual Market in exploring some sites on the web that help us remember what Memorial Day is all about.
Memorial Day Web Sites
- Time Line of the American Revolution. - American Revolution Archive for Kids. - Links and Resources for Kids - Links and Resources for the rest of us Civil War Spanish American War -- the Ultimate Web Guide World War I -- Ultimate Web Guide World War II - Year by year chronology of World War II - Military History-WWII - Links to WWII Web Sites -- search through 1,000 WW2 pictures. -- the Ultimate Link Page. - articles on WWII -- with Registry of WWII veterans Korean War -- links to Oral Histories and resouces Vietnam War -- also a Registry Persian Gulf War
We are looking for links for Iraq and Afghanistan veteran resources. E-mail G Richard Yamagata at to submit links or articles to be considered for posting.
- Excellent peace resources - List of Linked Resources - From the Peace and Conflict Studies Dept at U of Colorado at Boulder - A Quaker homepage on peace. - Links to net resources devoted to diversity, justice, and peace.
-- On-line -- "They came in peace (update 8/25/99" -- A USS Utah Memorial Ceremony on December 7 -- a site with moving midi music -- Name of note is H Barker...
Located at the ceremonial entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. The memorial is the only national memorial to honor ALL women who have served both in and with the military since the American Revolution. Please visit their website at womensmemorial.org. The memorial just unveiled a new exhibit to Native American Women veterans and honors Spec. Lori Piestawa, killed in Iraq. There is also an exhibit of photos from the new book, A Day in the Life of The US Armed Services. Later this summer the exhibit of the Pentagon quilts will return and run through the end of September, 2003.
- History of American Flag from the ultimate American Flag web Resources - Excellent history of American Flag and other American Flag links. - Visit a US Army Museum on Memorial Day - Decomissioned Ships web list
-Adapted from a short story by Mark Twain. With My Family on Memorial Day -- scroll down the page for this and other resources
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