Memorial Day is observed on Monday, May 25th this year. The holiday honors the men and women who have died in military service. The day has been celebrated in different ways since the 1800s, but did not become an official federal holiday named Memorial Day until the 1960s. Read more about Memorial Day from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Our current Memorial Day display includes books for adults and children that explore the lives of veterans and soldiers, as well as wars and conflicts throughout history. Memorial Day is an opportunity for us to consider and appreciate what our men and women in military service do for our country.