New York State Archives, NYSA_A0412-78_B04_F02_RipleyVeterans
Photograph of Civil War and World War I Veterans at Memorial Day Ceremony in Ripley, New York, n.d.
Why would a city or town want to be known as the official birthplace of Memorial Day?
Why was Waterloo chosen as the birthplace of Memorial Day?
Why do you think southern states would refuse to recognize this holiday until after World War I?
What do people do to observe Memorial Day?
Research and describe the variety of Memorial Day celebrations that take place in your state.
Art: Create a poster that gives details about an upcoming Memorial Day celebration in your area.
Myers Robert J. "Memorial Day". Chapter 24 in Celebrations: The Complete Book of American Holidays. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1972. 159-164