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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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Screencapture, Burying the Dead but Not the Past

Dr. Caroline Janney discusses her book about the role of Southern women in [...] »

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

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

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

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

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Photo. Illumination Ceremony at dawn. Flickr

Teaching with place involves more than walking students around a battlefield. [...] »

George Mason Memorial. Teachinghistory.org

How can you get teachers thinking about monuments and memorials as secondary [...] »

Photo, California Vietnam Veterans Memorial, March 19, 2007, rscottjones, Flickr

What do memorials say about history and how it's remembered? On Veterans Day, [...] »

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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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