Memorial Day Speeches, Proclamations, and Statements

By Callie Oettinger

Memorial Day Speeches, Proclamations and Statements reflect the changing course of history. A few quotes are listed below, under links to the full speech, proclamation or statement.

Memorial Day, 1914: President Woodrow Wilson

“We admire physical courage, … Read the article

The Flag and the Families

folded flag

By: Julia Spencer-Fleming

You see them in long-range photos on the evening news and old black-and white pictures in books about Vietnam. They are iconic; the woman in a black dress, her heels sinking into the dirt that always seems … Read the article

Libya Since 1969

By Dirk Vandewalle

Libya’s Revolution in Perspective


The September 1, 1969 coup in Libya that brought Libya’s young military officers to power put an end to the Sanusi kingdom—at the time universally considered as anachronistic. But while the general expectation … Read the article