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Monday, May 26, 2014

Remember what Memorial Day is all about

As this holiday weekend comes to an end, take the time to remember what Memorial Day is really about.  It's not just about a long weekend at the beginning of summer, or one more day off school or work.

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:


If you like what you read, there is plenty more on the shelves, plus a hand out in the teen area about books on other stories of war.

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