Memorial Day is fast approaching and we know that some of you may be looking for resources that explain the whens and whys of Memorial Day. Memorial Day is the day we honor and thank the 1.8 million that have given their lives for America since 1775. This week’s Find It Friday will discuss where to find information related to Memorial Day.

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

An additional resource that BPL subscribes to that compiles scholarly articles from numerous databases is EbscoHost. 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!