Memorial Day is fast approaching so we have gathered a list of resources related to the history and traditions of the day. These resources would be great for teaching kids about the importance of the day, but they are full of interesting information for patrons all ages. This year Memorial Day is May 25, 2015 and it is the day we honor and thank the 1.8 million that have given their lives for America since 1775.

Where to Find:

A history of Memorial Day

A list of cemeteries in Louisiana maintained by the Department of Veterans Affairs

A grave at Arlington National Cemetery

Information on the National Moment of Remembrance

Additional Information: BPL subscribes to EbscoHost, a resource that compiles scholarly articles from numerous databases. The link above will take you to the Louisiana Library Connection Homepage, from there simply click on the EbscoHost link. Use EbscoHost to search for more information about the history and traditions of Memorial Day. Hint: By entering “Memorial Day” into the search box of EbscoHost you will receive many results, use the filters to better fit the search to your needs!