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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. [...] »

screencap, History of Memorial Day video, 00:45, 15 May 2012

Did you know Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day? [...] »

Historian Christopher Hamner introduces educators to the World War II Memorial [...] »

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Photo. Spanish-American War Soldiers. Flickr

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

Photo. Illumination Ceremony at dawn. Flickr

So you don't live near Gettysburg or the Alamo—can you still teach with [...] »

Photo, Sailor and girl at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, May 1943, LoC

How do you observe Memorial Day? Teachinghistory.org shares teaching resources [...] »

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

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 [...] »

Does the movie "Glory" depict historical accuracy or wholesale fiction? [...] »

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