Saturday, May 26, 2007

Memorial Day

First celebrated as Decoration Day on May 30, 1868, officially observed as a federal holiday in 1971, Memorial Day serves as a remembrance of all Americans who have died in war, and as a day to pray for peace. Below is a then and now list.

Forged in Battle: the Civil War alliance of black soldiers and white officers
Joseph T. Glatthaar

"Words for the Hour": a new anthology of American Civil War Poetry
edited by Faith Barrett and Cristanne Miller

For Love & Liberty: the untold Civil War story of Major Sullivan Ballou and his famous love letter
Robin Young

Uncommon valor: a story of race, patriotism, and glory in the final battles of the Civil War
Melvin Claxton

Generation kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the new face of American war
Evan Wright

One Bullet Away: the making of a Marine officer
Nathaniel Fick

The Long Road Home: a story of war and family
Martha Raddatz

In the Company of Soldiers: a chronicle of combat
Rick Atkinson

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