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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. [...] »

Screencapture, Decoration Day in the Mountains

Decoration Day is a tradition that involves cleaning community cemeteries, [...] »

Red Cross volunteer labels packages destined for POWs in Japan

Japanese treatment of American prisoners of war. [...] »

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Negative, Powder monkey by gun..., 1864-1865, Library of Congress

You don't have to wait until middle school to teach military history. [...] »

Photo, First Army photos of the bombing..., Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941, LoC

December 7, 2011 will mark the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. [...] »

What does architecture say about the past and the present? TAH teachers learn [...] »

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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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