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For Memorial Day

by Emily Rogers on May 25, 2012 in Odum Library

Patriotic song collection, courtesy the Music Division, Library of Congress

Monday, May 25, 2012 is Memorial Day in the United States. Learn about the history of Memorial Day, which began as Decoration Day in 1868, just three years after the end of the Civil War.

View digitized collections of patriotic song music from the Library of Congress Music Division.

Listen to and read the stories of veterans’ experiences of war at the Veterans History Project, also from the Library of Congress.

The Veterans Administration provides the Nationwide Gravesite Locator, a search site for locating the burial locations of veterans. Complete records for military cemeteries are available, and records for burials in private grounds are available back to 1997.

From USA.gov, learn more about flying the United States flag, volunteering to help veterans and their families, and sending mail and care packages to those overseas in military service.

Please remember that Odum Library, along with the rest of Valdosta State University, is closed Memorial Day.

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