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Historian Christopher Hamner introduces educators to the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. He asks, what was its intended audience and purpose? [...] »

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

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

Dog tags are highly personal items to warriors of every service and to their families as well. [...] »

When does a historical film go from "based on historical events" to total fiction? Historian Lawrence Suid critiques two war movies. [...] »

Decoration Day is a tradition that involves cleaning community cemeteries, decorating them with flowers, holding religious services in cemeteries, and having dinner on the ground. [...] »

The podcast Backstory looks at poet Walt Whitman's recollections of his work in Civil War hospitals. [...] »

What view of the Civil War does Gods and Generals present? Historian Steven E. Woodworth critiques the film. [...] »

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

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

 
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