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Memorial Day began in the United States on May 30, 1868, after the Civil War had ended. Flowers were put on the graves of both sides, in order to help heal the nation. It was later expanded to include all men who had died in America's wars. It is now celebrated on the last Monday of May. Teachers can use this page as a teaching reference. Maybe even make it a class project to see who's relatives have or are fighting in America's wars.

Here at Alphabet Soup, we want to honor the men who fought in these battles, both dead and alive. Plaques, with the names of your loved ones, will be included on the site. Plaques in memory of the men who died and plaques in honor of the men still alive.

Here is a copy of the plaque that will be commemorating your loved ones. Please fill out the form on the next page or contact me with the information and the plaque will be up shortly.


Revolutionary War- 1775-1784
War of 1812
Mexican-American War- 1846-1848
Civil War- 1861-1865
Spanish American War- 1898-1902
World War I- 1917-1918
World War II- 1941-1945
Korean War- 1950-1953
Vietnam War- 1964-1975
Persian Gulf War I- 1990-1991
Persion Gulf War II (Iraq)- 2003-

Remembering Our Fighting Men and Women

Plaques are on the following pages:

Navy Memorial Page
Army Memorial Page
Marine Memorial Page
Air Force Memorial Page
Coast Guard Memorial Page

More Memorial Day Activities

Memorial Day Word Search
Memorial Day Maze- Easy
Memorial Day Maze II- Medium
Memorial Day Maze III- Tough!
Memorial Day Poems
Memorial Day Links