Memorial Day in the United Sates: the day set aside to honor and mourn American military personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country, and one of our most cherished national holidays.

As one small way to honor the heroes who gave everything to defend our country, we’ve assembled a list of suggested reading. We hope you’re able to take some time during the holiday to explore some of these resources and reflect.

The History of Memorial Day

Reflections on Memorial Day

National War Museums and Memorials

Historical Small Arms

This is just a small sampling. We certainly encourage you to seek out additional publications, institutions and resources related to all military conflicts involving American service men and women. Do you have additional suggestions for our list, or perhaps personal reflections on Memorial Day? Feel free to use the comments section below.  

Update 5/25/22: Suggested Videos