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Memorial Day: Remembering the Fallen

Presented by Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

with Director of Museum and Education, Tim Neff and Curator of Collections, Michael Kraus

About Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc. is responsible for one of the only memorials in the United States dedicated solely to all of our military personnel, regardless of their branch of service, status, era or conflict. Our mission is to preserve a lasting tribute to those men and women who unselfishly gave of themselves in serving their country, particularly during American conflicts. Through educational outreach and programs supporting our veterans, we promote the significance of the facility to the community as a living memorial, an educational asset, and cultural treasure.

About the class

Do you know the origins and significance of Memorial Day? Ahead of this year's holiday, join Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum to learn about the many ways that our country and its local communities pay tribute to those who gave their “last full measure of devotion.” We'll also play a game of “Did you know?” as we examine the folklore that surrounds the memorialization of the fallen.

Meet your instructors, Tim and Michael.

Tim Neff, Director of Museum and Education: A social studies teacher, Neff began working at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in 2002. He has since developed an education department that offers a variety of interactive and engaging programs.

Michael Kraus, Curator of Collections: A well-known military historian, Kraus has authored several Civil War books and has been tapped as a consultant for numerous films and documentaries.

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After you learn about Memorial Day with Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, explore eras, holidays and traditions of the past with other classes in the Historical Viewpoints collection.