Celebrate Memorial Day

Memorial Day Virtual Events and Celebrations

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund virtual commemoration: 1:00 PM – May 25, 2020 

National D-Day Memorial Day Virtual Event:  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

While the Millersburg Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade have been cancelled, a cemetery service will take place on May 25, 2020 at Oak Hill Cemetery at 10 AM. The names of deceased veterans will be read.  Attendees are asked to follow social distancing and masks wearing guidelines. For details, see

Harrisburg Artsfest 2020 is a virtual event this year: Accessible May 23rd –May 25th. 
Visit .

For more virtual activities and events in the area see


Memorial Day History 

See website of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for information on the history of the Memorial Day Holiday.

Memorial Day Order: This site provides a booklet, Memorial Day: Honoring Service and Sacrifice.  Created for educators, this booklet contains activities and lessons for teaching about Memorial Day.

To read some of the various Memorial Day addresses, visit and search for “Memorial Day”.  Various programs and invitations from prior Memorial Day observances can be found here also.


Memorial Day COVID-19 Notice

See  Due to COVID-19visitors are not being admitted to any wreath laying ceremonies held by the National Cemetery Administration. The public is invited to view pictures of these events on Facebook and social media.


Commemorate Memorial Day with a good eBook,
       eAudiobook, or patriotic eMusic from The Library, by searching for ‘Memorial Day’ in these online resources:

                        RB Digital: Digital e-audiobooks >

                        Hoopla: Go to Hoopla

                        OverDrive: Overdrive Sign in Here


Some suggestions from Hoopla:

TITLE            The Lost Soldier
AUTHOR       Costeloe, Diney
PUB INFO     [United States]: Head of Zeus, 2015.  HPL EBOOK

TITLE             Heroes among us [electronic resource]: firsthand accounts of
                       combat from America’s most decorated warriors in Iraq and
 / edited and with an introduction by Chuck Larson ;
                       with a foreword by Tommy Franks and an afterword by John McCain.
PUB INFO      [United States] : Tantor Audio, 2008.  HPL ABOOK

TITLE             Fearless: the undaunted courage and ultimate sacrifice of Navy
                      SEAL Team SIX operator Adam Brown
AUTHOR       Blehm, Eric
PUB INFO     [United States] :, 2012.  HPL ABOOK (also Overdrive)

TITLE            When Janey comes marching home [electronic resource]:   
                      [portraits of women combat veterans: stories from Iraq and 
                      Afghanistan] / [collected] by Laura Browder ; [photographs by 
                      Sascha Pflaeging].

PUB INFO     [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2010. HPL ABOOK

TITLE             Johnny got his gun [electronic resource] / by Dalton Trumbo;
                       with a new foreword by Cindy Sheehan

AUTHOR       Trumbo, Dalton, 1905-1976.
PUB INFO      [United States] : Tantor Audio, 2008.  HPL ABOOK

TITLE             Cronkite’s war [electronic resource]: his World War II letters
                       home / Walter Cronkite IV & Maurice Isserman; foreword by Tom Brokaw   

AUTHOR       Cronkite, Walter
PUB INFO     [United States]: Tantor Audio, 2013.  HPL ABOOK

TITLE             40 patriotic songs – memorial & independence day (the ultimate
                       american celebration). The Ultimate American Celebration
 AUTHOR      Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (Musical Group)
PUB INFO      [United States] : Dockland Music, 2018.  HPL EMUSIC

TITLE              Into the rising sun [electronic resource]: [in their own words,
                       World War II’s Pacific veterans reveal the heart of combat] 
                       O’Donnell, Patrick K

PUB INFO      [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2005.  HPL ABOOK

TITLE              Helmet for my pillow [electronic resource]: from Parris Island
                      to the Pacific
AUTHOR        Leckie, Robert, 1920-2001
PUB INFO      [United States] : Tantor Audio, 2010.   HPL ABOOK

TITLE             America at war [electronic resource]: concise histories of U.S.
                      military conflicts from Lexington to Afghanistan

AUTHOR       Finn, Terence T.
PUB INFO     [United States] : Tantor Audio, 2014. HPL ABOOK

TITLE             The heart of hell: the untold story of courage and sacrifice in
                       the shadow of Iwo Jima
AUTHOR       Weiss, Mitch
PUB INFO     [United States]: Tantor Audio, 2016.  HPL ABOOK

TITLE              In the footsteps of the Band of Brothers [electronic resource]:
                       a return to Easy Company’s battlefields with Sergeant Forrest Guth
AUTHOR        Alexander, Larry, 1951-
PUB INFO      [United States]: Tantor Audio, 2010. HPL ABOOK


Some suggestions from Overdrive:

TITLE            An eye for glory: the Civil War chronicles of a Citizen Soldier 
AUTHOR      Bacon, Karl A.
PUB INFO    Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011.  OVD ABOOK.

TITLE            An American family: a memoir of hope and sacrifice
AUTHOR      Khan, Khizr, 1950-  Author.
PUB INFO    New York: Random House, [2017]  OVD EBOOK.

TITLE            The killer angels: a novel
AUTHOR      Shaara, Michael, author. 
PUB INFO    New York: Ballantine Books. ©1996. OVD EBOOK

TITLE            Flags of our fathers / James Bradley with Ron Powers
AUTHOR      Bradley, James, 1954- author.
PUB INFO    New York: Bantam Books. ©2000. OVD EBOOK

TITLE            Frozen in time: an epic story of survival and a modern quest for
                      lost heroes of World War II
AUTHOR       Zuckoff, Mitchell.
PUB INFO     New York: Harper Audio, 2013. OVD ABOOK

TITLE           Red Platoon: a true story of American valor
AUTHOR      Romesha, Clinton.  Author.
PUB INFO    New York: Penguin Publishing Group, 2016.  OVD EBOOK.

TITLE           Soldier dogs: the untold story of America’s canine heroes
AUTHOR      Goodavage, Maria, 1962-
PUB INFO    [Ashland, Or.] Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2012]  OVD ABOOK

TITLE            The flight girls
AUTHOR      Salazar, Noelle.  Author.
PUB INFO    Toronto, Ontario: MIRA Books, 2019. OVD EBOOK


Available in EBSCO eBooks:

Book Jacket

Memorial Day
Full Text Available

By: Kenney, Karen Latchana; Hunt, Judith A. Series: Looking Glass Library. Edina, Minn : Abdo Publishing. 2011. eBook.

Subjects: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Patriotic Holidays; Memorial Day–Juvenile literature


Book Jacket

Memorial Day

Full Text Available

By: Nelson, Robin. Series: First Step Nonfiction. Minneapolis : Lerner Publications ™. 2003. eBook.

Subjects: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Patriotic Holidays; JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Military & Wars;Memorial Day–Juvenile literature


Book Jacket
Memorial Day and Other Stories

Full Text Available

By: Malone, Paul Scott. Fort Worth, Tex : Texas Christian University Press. 2000. eBook.

Subjects: FICTION / Short Stories (single author); Young men–United States—Fiction