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Week of May 28, 2001

**Memorial Day is Monday, May 28, 2001**

Quote of the Week

"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." Nathan Hale, an American Revolutionary War Officer. Hale is attributed to saying these last words before being hanged by the British as a spy during the Revolutionary War on September 22, 1776. Did Hale really say these words?
Learn more about the Revolutionary War or Read a book about the Revolutionary War.

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Picture of the Week

Ulysses S. Grant and Abe Lincoln IMA Hero™ Bears visit an elementary school in Poway, California. The Librarian put them to work right away, and they read a book about each of their namesakes. The students also read the books. You too can read a book about Ulysses or read a book about Abe.

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Feature Book in Association with amazon.com

Arlington National Cemetery (Cornerstones of Freedom)

This book is featured in Robert's Books. Looking for facts about Arlington National Cemetery? This book is PERFECT FOR YOU! The large print and pictures lets you follow the interesting history of how Arlington became a National Cemetery. Look for other topics from the Cornerstones of Freedom Series, including The Gettysburg Address, The Declaration of Independence, and The Constitution.

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Trivia Question

This Week's Trivia Question:

Question: Put the following wars in chronological order:
Mexican War, World War II, Korean War, the American Revolutionary War, and the American Civil War.

Last Week's Trivia Question:
Question: Who were the first
three Presidents of the United States? [The White House's History of the Presidents]
George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. George Washington was President from 1789 to 1797, and he was from Virginia. John Adams was President from 1797 to 1801, and he was from Massachusetts. Thomas Jefferson was President from 1801 to 1809, and he was from Virginia.
Read a book about George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson.

Photo: White House

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Did You Know…

Did you know Memorial Day was first celebrated in 1868?

Yes, Memorial Day was first celebrated in the United States on May 30, 1868, to honor the soldiers killed in during the American Civil War by decorating their graves with flowers and flags. It was originally called Decoration Day and was celebrated every May 30. In 1882, the name was changed from Declaration Day to Memorial Day, and in 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday to be held on the last Monday in May. Today, Memorial Day honors all men and women of the U.S. armed services who have been killed in wartime. It is tradition to have parades, speeches, and ceremonies.

Photo: Cemetery in Lexington, Virginia, on Memorial Day lined with American Flags.

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Who's Your Hero?

"Donald Moyer. Donald was a soldier in the Korean War who gave his life while saving the lives of others. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor."

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Your Question

Q: What is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier? (Kay M. from Wisconsin)

A: The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier began in many countries after World War I as a memorial to the men and women who died in that war. On November 11, 1921, the United States buried an unidentified soldier killed in France in Arlington National Cemetery, just outside of Washington, D.C. On November 11, 1932, this location was dedicated as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On Memorial Day in 1958, two other unknown soldiers (one from World War II and one from the Korean War) were placed in the tomb, and it was renamed the Tomb of the Unknowns. In 1984, an unknown soldier from the Vietnam War was buried there, but later scientific discoveries revealed the identity of the soldier and the body was removed. In 1999, the Pentagon announced no new remains would be placed in the memorial because scientific advances allows the identity of soldiers to be known. Similar memorials in other countries include Westminster Abbey in London, England, and under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.

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