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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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Find sources on memory and military service

ABMC Homepage, 2016

Features over 224,000 records of individuals buried or memorialized in ABMC [...] »

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 [...] »

Screencapture, Dog Tags: History, Stories, & Folklore of Military Identification

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

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Teaching Resources

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Photo, Percoco at Gettysburg, James Percoco

Leave your students with intellectually and emotionally significant memories of [...] »

Photo, 6th Grade DC Trip - Day 2, March 25, 2009, climbnh2003, Flickr, cc

Let your students go out on a limb, and they might just exceed your [...] »

Photo. Illumination Ceremony at dawn. Flickr

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

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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 [...] »

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? [...] »

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