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A MEMORIAL DAY INTERNET TREASURE HUNT

 

Use the Web resources listed below to learn more about the history of Memorial Day.

 

   1. Web resource: Memorial Day at

      http://wilstar.com/holidays/memday.htm

      When and why do we celebrate Memorial Day?

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   2. Web resource: Seneca County Memorial Day at

      http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyseneca/memorial.htm

 

      By what name was Memorial Day known when the first Memorial Day 

      Order (General Order No. 11) was issued?

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   3. Web resource: Flag Folding at

      http://www.usflag.org/fold.flag.html

 

      When the U.S. flag is properly folded, what shape it it?

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   4. Web resource: American War Library -- Soldiers Killed at

      http://members.aol.com/usregistry/allwars.htm

 

In which war was the greatest number of American soldiers killed? _______________________________________________

 

   5. Web resource: Weldon McCoy Barr at

      http://www.sheilascorner.com/waropening.shtml

 

On what date did Sergeant Weldon McCoy Barr record in his diary the signing of the armistice that ended WWI?

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   6. Web resource: Women Veterans at

      http://userpages.aug.com/captbarb

 

      About how many U.S. women veterans are there?

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   7. Web resource: "The Wall" at

      http://www.vietvet.org/thewall.htm

 

      Who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.?

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   8. Web resource: Memorial Day Quotes on War and Peace at

      http://virtual-markets.net/vme/memorial/dvmquote.html - augustine

 

      According to St. Augustine, what is the purpose of all war?

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