Date: 1945-02-25 

Description: Memorial plaque and white crosses at a Marine cemetery on Tarawa Atoll in the South Pacific. Text on the plaque reads, "Semper Fidelis. At this site memori...


Memorial Day

Date: 1953-05-30 

Description: An Air Force color guard from Truax Field is in his position at the south entrance to the Wisconsin State Capitol with the Capitol flag at half mast to hon...

Historical Essay

The Story of Memorial Day

Celebrations of Memorial Day Throughout History

Discover the history of Memorial Day celebrations in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

In this lesson students study the words and listen to the song, “The Ballad of Ira Hayes."

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