Honor America's National Heroes
With Described and Captioned Educational Videos From DCMP.
Memorial Day used to be known as "Decoration Day" and didn't become a national holiday until 1968. Though the holiday is now commonly associated with the beginning of the summer vacation season, it is important to remember and acknowledge the service of the millions of men and women who have paid the ultimate price for their country.
The following DCMP titles provide some historical context for the celebration of Memorial Day.
1914 - 1918: World War I
All About the Holidays: Memorial Day
America the Story of Us: World War II
America's Black Soldiers
America's National Holidays
Black American History Series Volume 3: Reconstruction
Heroes of World War I
Holidays In ASL
Navajo Warriors: The Great Secret
Picture This America: Remembering Those Who Served
Sisters in Arms
Talking Maps: World War I
The Vietnam Memorials: All the Unsung Heroes
Travel Thru History: Wilmington, North Carolina
Women First and Foremost: Volume Two
World War II: Europe
World War II: The Allies
Let us... gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved from dishonor; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those who they have left among us a sacred charge upon the Nation's gratitude...
— General John A. Logan
May 5, 1868, Washington, DC