The Genesis Of The Memorial Day Holiday In America

Author: Daniel Bellware
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ISBN: 9780692292259
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According to the Veteran's Administration, at least 25 cities across America claim to have originated the Memorial Day holiday. As a result, numerous historians feel that the true history may never be known. This book rejects that claim and explores the factual history of the holiday and shows that most of the better-known stories are mere myths. Years of painstaking research reveal a story that was well known for decades but lost in a proliferation of local legends in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Memorial Day

Author: Vince Flynn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416548009
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Learning about an imminent terrorist attack, CIA operative Mitch Rapp takes the lead in a daring commando raid into northern Pakistan, where he obtains information about a planned nuclear attack but suspects that a greater threat has yet to be uncovered. By the author of Executive Power. Rreprint.

Memorial Day

Author: Sheri Dean
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 1433943239
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Learn why and how people celebrate Memorial Day.

Memorial Day

Author: Rachel Grack
Publisher: Bellwether Media
ISBN: 1681034581
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Many people have given their lives to protect the United States of America. Memorial Day, celebrated on the last Monday of May, is the day Americans honor those who have sacrificed their lives for their country. This title offers facts about the history and traditions of this important holiday for beginning readers.

Memorial Day

Author: Susan McCune
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 150811773X
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A young boy attends a Memorial Day parade. The exciting experience is told from the young boy’s perspective. The historical importance of Memorial Day and its traditional celebrations are explained with the use of strong picture-text correspondence. This nonfiction title is paired with the fiction title The Big Parade.

Memorial Day

Author: Robert Haven Schauffler
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596050934
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You of the North have had drawn for you with a master's hand the picture of your returning armies. You have heard how, in the pomp and circumstance of war, they came back to you, marching with proud and victorious tread, reading their glory in a nation's eyes. Will you bear with me while I tell you of another army that sought its home at the close of the late war-an army that marched home in defeat and not in victory, in pathos and not in splendor? -from "The Southern Solder" by Henry W. Grady When the American Civil War was over and the devastation only begun to be tallied, the widows, mothers, and children of the Confederate dead went out across the battlefields and graveyards and scattered flowers across the resting places not only of their husbands, sons, and fathers but on the unmarked and unknown resting places of the Northern dead as well. That custom grew into the holiday of Memorial Day. This volume honors the day-and the war dead it commemorates-with a collection of poetry, essays, and speeches by such American luminaries as Walt Whitman, Theodore Roosevelt, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, William Tecumseh Sherman, Herman Melville, and many others. First published in 1911, within living memory of the Civil War, this is a secular and nonpartisan American celebration of Memorial Day, a true memorial to the spirit of service and sacrifice of those true Americans who gave their lives in defense of liberty. OF INTEREST TO: readers of American history, poetry fans AUTHOR BIO: Austrian-American author, poet, and biographer ROBERT HAVEN SCHAUFFLER (1879-1964) edited numerous collections of prose and verse dedicated to American holidays, including Armistice Day, Christmas, and Independence Day. His other works include Peter Pantheism (1925) and Beethoven: The Man Who Freed Music (1929).

Memorial Day

Author: Amy Margaret
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823957842
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Briefly explains the origin of this holiday, what it symbolizes, and how and when it is celebrated.

Memorial Day

Author: Wayne Greenough
Publisher: Devine Destinies
ISBN: 177111424X
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All graveyards are sad. Mother and I visit three of them to pay our respect to those who have gone on. But this graveyard is different. I keep hearing a male voice. No matter where I look I canêt see him. Iêm cold sober. I havenêt had a drink since last night. Thereês the voice again. Who is it? Why canêt I see the guy?

Memorial Day

Author: Connor Dayton
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1448861438
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Introduces Memorial Day and describes the ways in which Americans honor those who died for their country and the other fashion in which people celebrate the holiday.

Memorial Day

Author: Clara Cella
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1429687320
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"Full-color photographs and simple text provide a brief introduction to Memorial Day"--Provided by publisher.