Grade Range: 5-12Resource Type(s): Reference MaterialsDuration: 5 MinutesDate Posted: 8/30/2013
In this post, a Museum staff member answers a question posed by Museum visitors: Why do we celebrate Memorial Day?” A commemoration with a long history, this blog explores the roots and intentions of this spring holiday. Written by Project Assistant Ryan Lintelman, this post is published on the Museum's "O Say Can You See?" blog.
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