Virtual U: The History of Memorial Day and the Challenge of Remembering War: Memorial Day began as Decoration Day, a simple offering of flowers on the graves of Union soldiers. The Civil War itself, the most deadly struggle in the nation’s history, forced a reckoning with death, sacrifice, and honor. Ever since, Americans have looked with care and sometimes great difficulty at the meaning of war, often trying to strike a discordant balance between a nation’s reasons for armed conflict and the duty of soldiers to serve. Join Dr. Matthew Warshauer from Central Connecticut State University, as he explores this day and how we remember our Veterans each year.
5/19 @ 12PM
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