Memorial Day

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Let us cross the river
By Paul Greenberg
“I shall never forget the feelings with which I regarded this emblem of our country so long beloved, and now seen for the first time in the hands of a mortal foe.” — William W. Blackford, aide to Col. J.E.B. Stuart, Black Horse Cavalry, C.S.A.

Memorial Day Resource Guide
The American War Library
Large Resource Index.

Arlington National Cemetery – official site
ArlingtonCemetery.org
Dedicated to America’s most hallowed ground and to the generations of American heroes buried there.

The Marietta Confederate Cemetery
Marietta Confederate Cemetery
With the launch of The Atlanta Campaign, Marietta becomes a major hospital town for the Confederacy and the number of dead in the Confederate Cemetery rises. Many of the boys killed in The Marietta Operations including The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain make this their final resting place.

Maps of National Historic Sites, Memorials, Military Parks and Battlefields
UT Library Online
The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

The World War One Memorial Arlington National Cemetery
This memorial is located in Section 34 of Arlington National Cemetery, near the graves of General John J. Pershing and many of his “doughboys.”

The National World War One Museum – Liberty Memorial
In honor of those who served in the world war in defense of liberty and our country.” – inscription, on the Liberty Memorial tower in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. The quote above best depicts the reasons and emotions behind the raising of the Liberty Memorial Monument. World War I (1914-1918), which ended on the Western Front in Europe on November 11, 1918, had dramatically changed the world and deeply affected future generations.

The Western Front
A World War One Summary
West Front Summary with Flash animated maps.
Troops of the Western Front soldier’s photo gallery

The National World War II Memorial
The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home. Symbolic of the defining event of the 20th Century, the memorial is a monument to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people. The Second World War is the only 20th Century event commemorated on the National Mall’s central axis.

Pearl Harbor
By Jennifer Rosenberg / 20th Century History About.com Guide
On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, bringing the United States into World War II. Learn more about the day that will live in infamy.

USS Arizona Memorial
National Park Service
The Memorial straddles the sunken hull of the battleship USS Arizona and commemorates the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The Memorial was dedicated in 1962, and became a National Park Service area in 1980.

Pacific Aviation Museum
Visitors to the museum will begin their experience in the first phase of the museum and the nearest hangar to the Control Tower, Hangar 37. Here in the large format theater they will see film of the December 7th attack that details the battle scene with original film and still photographs interposed.

Battle for Bataan
Battle for Bataan is a multimedia presentation about the people, places, and events surrounding the siege of the Bataan Peninsula. From December 8, 1941 until April 9, 1942, American and Filipino forces fought Japanese invaders on the Philippine Island of Luzon in the first ground battle of World War II. This chapter in American history is told through the story of New Mexico’s 200th and 515th Coast Artillery units, but their experiences on Bataan were typical of other units, and their history echoes the history of other units: young soldiers from America in a foreign land, defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, prisoners and slaves of the Japanese.

Bataan Rescue
PBS.org
Fearing the Japanese would murder their captives before the U.S. Army could liberate the camp, the Americans sent an elite Ranger battalion to rescue the prisoners. The rangers sneaked 30 miles behind enemy lines and with the help of courageous Filipino resistance fighters, they mounted an astonishing rescue that was fraught with danger yet ultimately triumphant.

Bataan Death March: A Survivor’s Story
This narrative is dedicated to my beloved wife Jane and to all United States of America military personnel who served in World War II on Bataan and Corregidor and endured the rigors of captivity inflicted on us by the soldiers of the Japanese Imperial Army.
Alf R. Larson

The Digital Journalist: Carl Mydans
Life magazine photographer Carl Mydans documented MacArthur and POWs in the Philippines during World War II. See some of his famous pictures in this online gallery.

American Experience: MacArthur
Learn about General Douglas MacArthur’s life, including his experience in the Philippines. The site includes survivors’ accounts of their ordeal in Bataan.

The Marine Corp War Memorial
Official Marine Corps Web Site
The Marine Corps War Memorial stands as a symbol of this grateful Nation’s esteem for the honored dead of the U.S. Marine Corps.

National D-Day Memorial Foundation
DDay.org
National memorial to the Allied forces who participated in the WWII invasion of France, June 6, 1944.

The Korean War Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
June 25, 1950 the 38th Parallel marked the beginning of a war that was to be like no other.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page
The Wall
Dedicated to honoring those who died in the Vietnam War and to providing a place for healing. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page is a non-profit endeavor maintained by veterans of the 4th Battalion 9th Infantry Regiment for the benefit of all.

The Virtual Wall
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Remembrances, poems, photos, letters, and citations honoring those named on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

The Gulf War Veterans Memorial on the Web
To the Desert Storm Veterans and the Families, Whose loved ones have paid the ultimate price for their Country and their families to be free.

Number of Operations Iraq Freedom
and Enduring Freedom casualties

MilitaryCity.com
Military Times Media Group is the source for military news and information, servicemembers have trusted for over 60 year!

America’s War on Terrorism
University of Michigan Library
This site has good general background on the attacks and related issues.


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