Dedicated to all the men and women who bravely gave their lifes for their country.

Memorial Day a legal holiday, observed annually on the last Monday in May in most of the United States, in honor of the nation's armed services personnel killed in wartime. The holiday, originally called Decoration Day, is traditionally marked by parades, memorial speeches and ceremonies, and the decoration of graves with flowers and flags, hence the original name. Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868, on the order of General John Alexander Logan for the purpose of decorating the graves of the American Civil War dead. It was observed on May 30 until 1971, when most states changed to a newly established federal schedule of holiday observance. Confederate Memorial Day, formerly a legal holiday in many southern states, is still observed on the fourth Monday in April in Alabama, the last Monday in April in Mississippi, and April 26 in Florida and Georgia.


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Star Air Force Memorial Foundation
Star Arlington National Cementry
Star Gulf War Veterans Memorial(Personal Home Page)
Star Names on the Wall
Star Tomb of the Unknowns
Star USS Arizona Memorial
Star U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
Star Vietnam Veterans Memorials Around The World
Star Vietnam War Memorial by K 3/1
Star Women Who Died in the Vietnam War
Star Vietnam Women's Memorial Project
Star Korean War Veterans Memorial


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Star "Operation Just Cause"adopt a MIA/POW
Star Vietnam-Era Prisoner-Of-War/Missing-In-Action Datatbase
Star National Alliance of Families for the Return of America's Missing Servicemen
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Star Memorial Day in Cyberspace
Star "A Day of Remembrance" by The American legion
Star Memorial Day Essay
Star Memorial Day Poem
Star Memorial Day by Davis Virtual Market
Star What I'll be doing for Memorial Day by James E. Leiker
Star Remembrance-Reflections, Memories, Images of Vietnam Past
Star Memorial Day by Billie
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Star Revolutionary War (1775-1783)
Star War of 1812 (1812-1814)
Star The U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848)
Star American Civil War (1861-1865)
Star Spainish American War (1898)
Star World War I (1914-1918)
Star World War II (1939-1945)
Star Korean War (1950-1953)
Star Vietnam War (1961-1975)
Star Gulf War Chronicles (1995)




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