Showing posts with label Memorial Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Memorial Day. Show all posts

May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day from Enslow!

We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day and a big thank you to those who have served our country in the Armed Services.

Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. New York was the first state to officially recognize the holiday in 1873. By 1890, all of the northern states recognized the holiday. The South refused to recognize the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I. It was after World War I that the holiday changed from honoring those who died in the Civil War to honoring any soldier who had died in any war.

May 24, 2011

Books for Memorial Day Activities

Memorial Day, which will be observed this Monday, May 30th, offers timely teaching and learning opportunities to connect our country's history with current events. Where will young readers get the most reliable information about the holiday's background and significance? The most efficiently presented material is found in Enslow Publishers' age-appropriate books on America's military clashes.
Enslow's "The United States at War" series explores the history, personalities, and consequences of our nation's principal conflicts. Each 128-page book offers an attractive design, on-target photographs and illustrations, and useful chapter notes for further research. The six-title series also supports the National Social Studies Standards.

"The United States at War" is available in library-bound editions for school/library 25% discount price of $23.95 per title, and $143.70 for the entire six-book series. Call Enslow Publishers now for additional money-saving offers on this and other reliable nonfiction titles!