Saturday, May 17, 2008

Memorial Day and Labor Day are bookend holidays, marking the beginning and end of the summer holidays in the United States. These three-day weekends traditionally are times for celebration and family outings. Celebrated in most states on the last Monday in May, Memorial Day is a time to remember the U.S. men and woman who lost their lives serving their country. Originally known as Decoration Day, it was established in 1868 to commemorate the dead from the Civil War. Over the years it came to serve as a day to remember all U.S. men and women killed or missing in action in all wars.

Join the Davis Virtual Market in exploring some sites on the web that help us remember what Memorial Day is all about.

Memorial Day Web Sites
*War
*Peace
*Memorials
*Other Sites of Interest
*Literature, Poetry, Letters


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War

*American Revolution
American Revolutionary War - Time Line of the American Revolution.
American Revolutionary War Archive - American Revolution Archive for Kids.
American Revolutionary - Links and Resources

*Civil War
Civil War information, documents, and archive.
Selected Civil War Photographs Home Page
American Civil War Homepage
American Civil War Web Site

*Spanish American War
Spanish American War Memorial Web Site
Spanish American War Web Site -- the Ultimate Web Guide
Spanish American War Veteran Ancestry

*World War I
Document Archives of WWI
World War One Web Site -- Ultimate Web Guide

*World War II
Military History-WWII - Links to WWII Web Sites [ under research ].
World War II Links -- the Ultimate Link Page.
World War II - 60 Years Ago Archives - articles on WWII
USA WWII Memorial Web Site -- with Registry of WWII veterans

*Korean War
Korean War Veterans Memorial Homepage
Korean War Project Homepage
Examining The Korean War Homepage -- links to Oral Histories and resouces
United State Army Korean War 50th Aniversary
The Korean-War Homepage

*Vietnam War
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page -- also a Registry
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park Page
Vietnam Veterans Home Page

*Persian Gulf War
Gulf War Veteran Resource Pages
Operation Desert Storm Home Page

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Peace

* Peace and Conflict Resolution - Excellent peace resources
*Conflict Resolution Homepage - List of Linked Resources
*Peace and Conflict Links - From the Peace and Conflict Studies Dept at U of Colorado at Boulder
*PeaceWeb - A Quaker homepage on peace.
*PeaceNet
*Peace Corps Home Page
*United States Institute of Peace
*Peace Tree - Links to net resources devoted to diversity, justice, and peace.
*Programs for Peace and Conflict Resolution
*The Institute of Public Policy Program on Peace Operations
* Women Resources for Waging Peace
*Peace and Disarmament

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Memorials, Casualty Files

*Beruit Memorial -- On-line -- "They came in peace (update 8/25/99"
*Operation Mahalo -- A USS Utah Memorial Ceremony on December 7
*USS Missouri Memorial
*War Stories of the Viet Nam War
*173rd Airborne Brigade -- a site with moving midi music
*Korean Conflict and Viet Nam War Casualty Files
*Korean War Veterans Memorial News -- Name of note is H Barker...
*Pearl Harbor Casualties List
*Remembrance: Casualties of the Vietnam War
*Vietnam Casualty Files
*Vietnam Veterans Memorials
*Library of Congress POW / MIA Database
*The Women in Military Service for America Memorial,
    Located at the ceremonial entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. The memorial is the only national memorial to honor ALL women who have served both in and with the military since the American Revolution. Please visit their website at womensmemorial.org. The memorial just unveiled a new exhibit to Native American Women veterans and honors Spec. Lori Piestawa, killed in Iraq. There is also an exhibit of photos from the new book, A Day in the Life of The US Armed Services. Later this summer the exhibit of the Pentagon quilts will return and run through the end of September, 2003.

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Other Sites of Interest

*MEMORIAL DAY
*MEMORIAL DAY PRAYER
*HOW TO OBSERVE MEMORIAL DAY
*A MEMORIAL DAY SALUTE
*EVERY DAY IS MEMORIAL DAY
*The Flag of the United States of America - History of American Flag from the ultimate American Flag web Resources
*The Flag of the United States of America - Excellent history of American Flag and other American Flag links.
*US Army Web Site
*US Army Web Site - Visit a US Army Museum on Memorial Day
*United States Navy - Decomissioned Ships web list
*American Government and War
*Free Memorial Day e-cards page
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Literature, Poetry and Letters

*Recollections of a Virginian in the Mexican, Indian and Civil Wars, 1894
*The War Prayer-A Play -Adapted from a short story by Mark Twain.
*Whitman, Walt. . Leaves of Grass.
*With My Family on Memorial Day
*Letters Home from a Soldier in the U. S. Civil War
*A Directory for Letters Home from Soldiers in the U. S. Civil War -- scroll down the page for this and other resources
*Gulf War Diary of Robert Werman

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What They had to say on War and Peace

*Saint Augustine
*Menachem Begin
*Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
*A. E. Housman
*Bible, Isaiah
*John Lennon
*Martin Luther
*Robert Lynd
*John Milton
*Pablo Neruda
*William Shakespeare
*UNESCO Constitution
*Frederick Moore Vinson
*Woodrow Wilson