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Memorial Day

Monuments and memorials do more than remind us about the past. Learn how you can use them as primary sources, with high school teacher James Percoco. FIND OUT MORE »

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Photography, Five Sullivan Brothers--They Did Their Part, c. 1941 - 1945, Wikime

Discover what the symbols on these flags stand for. [...] »

Photo, The Raid at Liberty Arsenal..., May 27, 2009, firehousedawg, Flickr

April 12th will mark the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. How is [...] »

Gallant charge of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts ..., Currier and Ives, 1863

Where does the glory of Robert Shaw and the men of the 54th Massachusetts [...] »

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Photo. Spanish-American War Soldiers. Flickr

Every town has a scattering of historical markers and statues. Discover what [...] »

Photo, First Army photos of the bombing..., Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941, LoC

December 7, 2011 will mark the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. [...] »

Keep young students focused during field trips—use cameras! [...] »

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Veterans Day is for everyone who fought for the U.S.—including those who [...] »

Photo, Memorial Day, May 29, 2011, teletypeturtle, Flickr

Do you know the history of this symbol? [...] »

Photo, Jefferson Memorial with Red Tourists, Apr. 18, 2008, Tancread, Flickr

How do we relate to national memorials? Photographs can show us how we want to [...] »

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