Memorial Day

Memorial Day

by Mir Tamim Ansary


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What was the Civil War?

How did a group of women in Mississippi start Memorial Day?

Who do we honor on Memorial Day?

The new editions of Holiday Histories describe holidays and special days that are celebrated in the United States. Discover the history behind each holiday or special day. Learn why these days are important.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781588104335
Publisher: Heinemann Library
Publication date: 05/28/2002
Series: Holiday Histories Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 8.68(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

Table of Contents

A Day for Remembering 4

Memorial Day Customs 6

The Roots of a Holiday 8

Freedom and Slavery 10

A Nation Torn 12

Civil War 14

The Battle of Gettysburg 16

Lincoln's Greatest Speech 18

The Tide Turns 20

Healing the Wounds 22

Memorial Day Begins 24

Memorial Day in Our Time 26

Sadness and Joy 28

Important Dates 30

Glossary 31

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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