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Share The Meaning Of Memorial Day

Originally called Decoration Day, the first national celebration of Memorial Day took place on May 30, 1868. When it become a federal holiday, it was given the floating date of the last Monday in May...

May 25, 2016

A Personal Tradition: the PBS National Memorial Day Concert

Watching the PBS National Memorial Day concert has become a tradition in my family. Like several Americans, I don’t have anyone in my family who is currently serving so this concert is one of...

May 23, 2014

Sharing and Preserving Veterans' Stories

Monday, May 28 is reserved to honor Memorial Day, established as a national holiday by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971. Formerly, it was called Decoration Day and was celebrated at...

May 24, 2012

National Memorial Day Concert

In honor of Memorial Day, PBS will once again present the National Memorial Day Concert. On Sunday, May 27 at 8pm join citizens around the country as we unite during the nation’s tribute to the...

May 24, 2012

2012 Paralympics

Did you know that London is also hosting the 2012 Paralympics this summer? You can watch the U.S. Paralympic athletes as they train and compete with Medal Quest: American Athletes and The Paralympic...

May 22, 2012