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Topic: Memorial Day

Introduction to Topic Guide

The purpose of this Topic Guide is to educate and share information regarding the celebration of Memorial Day.

Graves at Arlington on Memorial Day

"Graves at Arlington on Memorial Day" is in the Public Domain

"Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.  Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. "   (

Taps:  The United States Air Force Band


What is the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran's Day?

Specific Call Numbers to browse:

GT 4803    American Holidays

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