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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

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 [...] »

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

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

Official poster, Veterans Day, 2008, United Staes Department of Veteran Affairs

Learn about the men who fought for American ideals and survived. [...] »

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Teaching Resources

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Photo, Natick Moving Wall opening ceremony,Natick Soldiers System Center, Flickr

The topic is broad and multifaceted; online materials abound. [...] »

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

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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Put your knowledge to the test!

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

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

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

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

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