Posted on May 18, 2016
By Candy Jones-Guerin
Memorial Day is almost up on us. Observed as a holiday on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day honors men and women who died while serving in the United States Military. In cities and towns across the country Memorial Day is honored with parades including military personnel and members of veterans organizations.
Prior to being called Memorial Day, this day was celebrated as Decoration Day, originating in the years following the Civil War. It became a federal holiday in 1971 and has been observed annually by Americans.
Take some time this year to learn about the significant wars in American history and the men and women who lead the charge.
The Civil War, 1st Edition
The bombardment of Fort Sumter in 1861 set off the savage four-year war between the North and the South. The North fought to preserve the Union, whereas the South fought to win recognition as an independent nation. The war was a climax to quarrels between the two sides over the interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. With this title readers will analyze the background of the war, military leadership and strategic plans of the war in the West and East, specific battles on land and sea, and the costs of the war.
Key Figures of the Vietnam War, 1st Edition
Key Figures of the Vietnam War, a part of the Biographies of War series, presents short biographies of key participants in the Vietnam War.
Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1st Edition
This title examines the bombing of Pearl Harbor, focusing on the events leading up to the attack, a detailed account of the attack itself, and the effects the attack had on the United States. Compelling narrative text and well-chosen historical photographs and primary sources make this book perfect for report writing.
D-Day Invasion of Normandy, 1st Edition
Learn about the invation of Normandy during World War II, the planning, the equipment, and the brave soldiers who ensured an allied victory. Compelling narrative text and well-chosen historical photographs and primary sources make this book perfect for school reports.
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About the Author
Candy is an explorer and educator with a passion for technology and the latest trends. Living and teaching ‘on the road’ for many years taught her a lot about how to build stronger communities and schools.