Memorial Day

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Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetary. Credit: Flickr.

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  • Who Invented Memorial Day? By Jim Downs (5-28-12)
  • It's Time for a National World War I Memorial By Julian Saltman (5-28-12)
  • Historians Should Stop Being Embarrassed by Our Wars By Vaughn Bornet (5-22-15)
  • At Last, Honor for Albert Wedemeyer, a Great American Soldier By Thomas Fleming (5-28-12)
  • How to Forget on Memorial Day By Tom Engelhardt (5-28-12)
  • Birthplace of Memorial Day? (NYT 5-27-12)

  • This Memorial Day, a Modest Plea for More Honest Military Recruiting Ads by William Astore (6-1-10)
  • A Vanishing American Remembrance? by Ed Hooper (5-31-10)
  • A Salute to the Generosity of Our Soldiers by William Lambers (5-30-10)
  • Death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust (5-23-09)
  • Drew Gilpin Faust Interviewed About the History of Death and Mourning [Podcast] by Backstoryradio (5-22-09)

  • Dear President Obama: Please Don't Honor the Arlington Confederate Monument by Edward Sebesta and James Loewen (5-20-09)
  • Mystic Chords of Memory ... The purpose of Memorial Day by Mackubin Thomas Owens (5-26-08)
  • Memorial Day, the Great War, and America’s Last Surviving World War I Veteran by Jeffrey S. Reznick (5-20-08)
  • Caroline Janney says we need to rewrite history of Memorial Day (5-20-08)
  • Memorial Day ain't what it used to be by Peter Collier (5-26-07)

  • John McCain picks his top 5 books about soldiers (5-26-07)
  • Memorial Day: A Day for Remembering -- and Accepting Responsibility by Todd DePastino (5-20-07)
  • Bush Invokes the Fallen, Past and Present (5-30-06)
  • Memorial proposed to honor all victims of war (5-23-06)
  • Something Has Gone Terribly Wrong With the Statues of Monumental Washington by Paul Richard (5-28-06)

  • What Do You Do with Dead Soldiers? by Michael Sledge (1-30-06)
  • What Are the Origins of Memorial Day? by HNN Staff (6-2-05)
  • "From These Honored Dead:" Memorial Day and Veterans Day in American History by Kenneth Jackson (6-1-05)
  • Did the WW II Memorial Makers Slight God? By Ed Pompeian (12-15-04)
  • What We Really Need to Remember on Memorial Day by Martin Halpern (5-24-04)

  • The Truth About the War Memorial to Fallen Journalists by Timothy J. Reese (10-6-03)
  • Memorial Day 2003: Through a Vietnam Lens by Christian G. Appy (5-26-03)
  • Southern men hid behind the skirts of women to honor their dead -- Interview with historian Caroline E. Janney (5-20-14)
  • When You Think of Memorial Day, Do You Think of Just Men? by Kara Dixon Vuic (5-25-14)
  • Remembering My Parents on Memorial Day – The Forgotten Few by Jonathan Husband (5-25-14)