Archive for May, 2012

May 2012 Exhibit: Asian Pacific-American Heritage Month

May is celebrated in the United States as Asian Pacific-American Heritage Month.  This month, in the Erwin Library bulletin board exhibit area, you will find books about specific countries and states that are considered part of the Asian and Pacific-American cultures, as well as books about Asian Americans.

To learn more about our Asian Pacific-American Heritage, visit the Library of Congress’s website.  An interesting part of the site is the online exhibits and collections.

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May 2012 Exhibit: Memorial Day

May is also the month when we commemorate Memorial DayMemorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, honors the men and women who died while serving in the American military. First known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War, and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

in the Erwin Library newspaper exhibit area for this month are books about the men and women who have served our country during the American Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War, Korean War, and other more recent wars.

There are many memorials that celebrate the people who gave their lives in military service to the United States. Visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial website, the National World War II Memorial website, Korean War Veterans Memorial website and the Arlington National Cemetery website.  All of these memorials and cemeteries are located  in Washington D.C.

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