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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.

Memorial Day

Row upon row of grayish white stone crosses in a military cemetery. Caption. 1914-1918, World War I.
25 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Sepia toned image of a cemetery lined with rows of blank headstones. Title bar reads, "May 30, 1838."
All About the Holidays
Episode 16
1 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Men in green military fatigues and helmets run towards camera with rifles in hands and waves crashing behind them. Caption. The men are left with virtually no cover on the beach.
America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 10
44 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Closeup of a person front loading a Civil War-era cannon attached to a wheel. Caption. Without accepting the eager pool of black volunteers.
19 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A calendar open to the month of July with a sticker of the U, S flag placed on the fourth day. Yellow text on screen reads, "Independence Day." Caption. One of my favorite holidays is the Fourth of July.
Primary Citizenship
Episode 7
9 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: K - 6
Black and white photo of a Black man wearing a surgical cap and mask. Caption. And was a member of the State Board of Health.
Black American History
Season 0 / Ep 3
40 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Black and white frame of 2 officers in WW1 US Army uniforms with a crowd of men behind them.
28 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Man faces camera, holding his closed fists up and out on either side of his face. Caption. in February, we have President's Day.
3 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 12
Black and white photo of 4 military soldiers walking through rocky terrain. Caption. And then three other code talkers were wounded.
50 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Black and white photo of a man and woman in pilot uniforms standing next to a building. Caption. Such as W, A, S, P, S. Women Airforce Service Pilots.
44 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 9
Woman wearing a leather jacket and sitting in front of a lake. Caption. I chose infantry because it was the opposite of a desk job.
48 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Map compares 1914 Europe with present day. A white line crosses France from the French, Belgian border on the North Sea to the French, Swiss border at Geneva. An overlay sepia toned photo of a crowd has text that reads, "1917. America declares war."
Talking Maps
Episode 1
8 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 12
2 soldiers making their way across a field in Vietnam. Caption. They gave their all in an unpopular war.
27 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Exhibit on the deck of a Civil War battleship. In the foreground, a copper bell reads U, S, S North Carolina, 1908. Caption. We take you aboard the U, S, S North Carolina battleship.
Travel Thru History
Season 1 / Ep 110
21 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white image of a male car mechanic in uniform with tools in his hands sitting under a vehicle and looking into it. He is next to a female mechanic laying underneath the vehicle. Caption. And this is where women fill a very large vacuum.
Women First And Foremost
Episode 2
59 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Grainy black and white photo of 3 World War 2 soldiers in helmets and uniforms sitting atop a large tank with 2 guns in front of a large brick building.
World War II
Season 0 / Ep 1
25 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Side view of rows of British and American soldiers in uniform smiling for a photo while holding up an American flag, a British flag, and a solid red flag. Huge crowds are visible in the distance behind them.
World War II
Season 0 / Ep 2
25 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12

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


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