Memorial Day information

Arlington National CemeteryWe observe Memorial Day on May 26th. Although a Gallup Poll has shown that very few of us (28%) actually know what this day is about, it really isn’t just a day off from work and school!

The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs provides the history of Memorial Day as well as a history of Taps, veterans statistics, information about displaying and folding the flag, and more.

The White House Commission on Remembrance has information about the Congressionally-established National Moment of Remembrance (3 pm on Memorial Day).

The General Services Adminstration’s site has links to information about the day as well links to practical information for those of us who will be grilling, boating, etc.

Finally, if you’re in Whitewater on the 26th you can watch the parade (begins on Main St. at First Citizens Bank).

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About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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