Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day 2011

USCIS 100:100. Name two national U.S. holidays.

NPR: Arlington Graves Of Iraq And Afghanistan Vets Digitized By Teen

VOANews: US Remembers Its War Dead
Americans honor US servicemen and women who gave their lives in service of the country on Memorial Day

VOANews: Obama Honors US War Dead on Memorial Day
America pays tribute to the men and women who died while in the military service

VOAVideo: 'Rolling Thunder' Veterans Group Rolls Through Washington | Jun 1, 2010

Memorial Day [May 31] is a U.S. national holiday that pays tribute to Americans killed in military service. Each year during the three-day holiday weekend around Memorial Day, the veterans group known as Rolling Thunder rumbles into Washington, D.C. The organization, with its roots in the Vietnam War of the 1960s and 1970s, focuses attention on those who were held as prisoners of war, or POWs, and who are still listed as missing in action, or MIA. VOA's Suzanne Presto takes us to the annual motorcycle gathering that culminates in the National Mall near the Vietnam Memorial.

USCIS 100:100. Name two national U.S. holidays.

▪ New Year’s Day

▪ Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

▪ Presidents’ Day

▪ Memorial Day

▪ Independence Day

▪ Labor Day

▪ Columbus Day

▪ Veterans Day

▪ Thanksgiving

▪ Christmas

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