Last updated April 31, 2005

Memorial Day and Labor Day are bookend holidays, marking the beginning and end of the summer holidays in the United States. These three-day weekends traditionally are times for celebration and family outings. Celebrated in most states on the last Monday in May, Memorial Day is a time to remember the U.S. men and woman who lost their lives serving their country. Originally known as Decoration Day, it was established in 1868 to commemorate the dead from the Civil War. Over the years it came to serve as a day to remember all U.S. men and women killed or missing in action in all wars.

Join the Davis Virtual Market in exploring some sites on the web that help us remember what Memorial Day is all about.

Memorial Day Web Sites
*Other Sites of Interest
*Literature, Poetry, Letters
*What They had to say on War and Peace



*American Revolution
American Revolutionary War - Time Line of the American Revolution.
American Revolutionary War Archive - American Revolution Archive for Kids.
American Revolutionary - Links and Resources for Kids
American Revolutionary - Links and Resources for the rest of us

*Civil War
Civil War information, documents, and archive.
Selected Civil War Photographs Home Page
American Civil War Homepage
American Civil War Web Site

*Spanish American War
Spanish American War Memorial Web Site
Spanish American War Web Site -- the Ultimate Web Guide
Spanish American War Veteran Ancestry

*World War I
Document Archives of WWI
World War One Web Site -- Ultimate Web Guide

*World War II
History-WWII - Year by year chronology of World War II
Video History WWII - at History.Com with video covering the war
Military History-WWII - Military History-WWII - Links to WWII Web Sites by Richard Jensen
World War II Photo Links -- searchthrough 1,000 WW2 pictures.
World War II Links -- the Ultimate Link Page - cannot find this page. Please e-mail new location...
World War II Links -- A very good replacement for the Ultimate WWII link page
History WWII -- The history of WWII with emphasis on US Armed forces Forces
World War II - 60 Years Ago Archives - articles on WWII
USA WWII Memorial Web Site -- with Registry of WWII veterans

*Korean War
Korean War Veterans Memorial Homepage
Korean War Project Homepage
Examining The Korean War Homepage -- links to Oral Histories and resouces
United State Army Korean War 50th Aniversary
The Korean-War Homepage

*Vietnam War
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page -- also a Registry
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park Page
Vietnam Veterans Home Page

*Persian Gulf War
Gulf War Veteran Resource Pages
Operation Desert Storm Home Page

We are looking for links for Iraq and Afghanistan veteran resources. E-mail G Richard Yamagata at to submit links or articles to be considered for posting.



* Peace and Conflict Resolution - Excellent peace resources
*Conflict Resolution Homepage - List of Linked Resources
*Peace and Conflict Links - From the Peace and Conflict Studies Dept at U of Colorado at Boulder
*PeaceWeb - A Quaker homepage on peace.
*Peace Corps Home Page
*United States Institute of Peace
*Peace Tree - Links to net resources devoted to diversity, justice, and peace.
*Programs for Peace and Conflict Resolution
*The Institute of Public Policy Program on Peace Operations
* Women Resources for Waging Peace
*Peace and Disarmament


Memorials, Casualty Files

*Beruit Memorial -- On-line -- "They came in peace (update 8/25/99"
*Operation Mahalo -- A USS Utah Memorial Ceremony on December 7
*USS Missouri Memorial
*War Stories of the Viet Nam War
*173rd Airborne Brigade -- a site with moving midi music
*Korean Conflict and Viet Nam War Casualty Files
*Korean War Veterans Memorial News -- Name of note is H Barker...
*Pearl Harbor Casualties List
*Remembrance: Casualties of the Vietnam War
*Vietnam Casualty Files
*Vietnam Veterans Memorials
*Library of Congress POW / MIA Database
*The Women in Military Service for America Memorial,


Other Sites of Interest

*The Flag of the United States of America - History of American Flag from the ultimate American Flag web Resources
*The Flag of the United States of America - Excellent history of American Flag and other American Flag links.
*US Army Web Site
*US Army Web Site - Visit a US Army Museum on Memorial Day
*United States Navy - Decomissioned Ships web list
*American Government and War
*Free Memorial Day e-cards page

Literature, Poetry and Letters

*Recollections of a Virginian in the Mexican, Indian and Civil Wars, 1894
*The War Prayer-A Play -Adapted from a short story by Mark Twain.
*Whitman, Walt. . Leaves of Grass.
*With My Family on Memorial Day
*Letters Home from a Soldier in the U. S. Civil War
*A Directory for Letters Home from Soldiers in the U. S. Civil War -- scroll down the page for this and other resources
*Gulf War Diary of Robert Werman


What They had to say on War and Peace

*Saint Augustine
*Menachem Begin
*Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
*A. E. Housman
*Bible, Isaiah
*John Lennon
*Martin Luther
*Robert Lynd
*John Milton
*Pablo Neruda
*William Shakespeare
*UNESCO Constitution
*Frederick Moore Vinson
*Woodrow Wilson


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