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Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

As this holiday weekend approaches, take the time to remember what Memorial Day is really about.

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.

Originally started after the Civil War to honor the fallen soldiers, Memorial Day eventually became a day to honor all of our fallen soldiers from all wars.

For more information about Memorial Day and how it is observed, try these websites:

For some Young Adult literature on different wars throughout history pick up one of these books at the library today:

Iron Thunder by Avi (Civil War)
A Boy at War by Harry Mazer (WWII – Pearl Harbor)
Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers (Iraq)
Letters from Wolfie by Patti Sherlock (Vietnam)
Under the Persimmon Tree by Suzanne Staples (Afghan War)
WAR by Sebastian Junger (Afghanistan)
Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19 year old GI by Ryan Smithson (Iraq)

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