Memorial Day

Written by Rochelle Krueger, Lecturer/User Services Librarian

Memorial Day, falling on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while serving in the American military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it started in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

To mark the remembrance, the library has a display on the main floor highlighting some of the resources available.

In the display, see for example:

Military Funeral Honors: honoring those who served

Memorial Day, by Christian Ditchfield

The Government Documents Collection holds copies of the maps displayed at the Memorial Day 2004 dedication of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D. C.  See historic maps for additional information.

The library will be closed May 29-31 for the Memorial Day holiday. Regular summer hours begin again on June 1.