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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed the last Monday in May.

Memorial Day

  • History of Memorial Day  – The Department of Veterans Affairs takes us back to the 1860s, when it all began.
  • Veterans Stories  – Experience war stories from the Veterans History Project.
  • Memorials, Military History, and Monuments  – Memorials to the brave people who defended freedom and liberty of our country, military history, and monuments...
  • Help Your Country  – Provide tips, support the troops, volunteer, donate, work for the government...
  • Patriotic Melodies  – Words, sheet music, and sound recordings for songs from "America the Beautiful" to "You're a Grand Old Flag"

Memorial Day Weekend

  • Barbecue Food Safety  – Simple guidelines for grilling food safely
  • Boating Safety  – Learn from the U.S. Coast Guard how to prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities while boating.
  • Recipes from and for Americans  – Healthy recipes, collections and publications, kids' recipes, cooking for a crowd...
  • Swimming Safety  – Before you jump in, make sure you know the facts about water safety.
  • Travel Safety  – Airline status, airport screening, foreign travel advisories, citizens abroad...