Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

Arlington National CemeteryIt is Memorial Day in the U.S. and a time to remember those soldiers who have died. Traditionally Memorial Day has been a day for decorating graves in military cemeteries, attending parades (where you will find veterans honored), and picnicking. Overtime, it has become our unofficial beginning of summer.

Many digitization programs are making information on service people more widely available, especially information from the Civil War. That information is being used by historians, genealogists and teachers. It helps us remember and honor those people who served their country in times of war and peace. Digitization does what Memorial Day also strives to do -- to not forget the wars, the sacrifices, the horrors and the honors.

At its core, Memorial Day is about our continued search for peace. May today be a peaceful one for you.

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