Veterans@State Presents -- A Walk to Remember: Commemorating Memorial Day

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An ariel photo of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, DC shows a large stone plaza with a fountain in the middle, surrounded by stone pillars with large wreaths to represent each state. Crowds of people can be seen.
A view of the National World War II Memorial from the Washington Monument in Washington, May 2004.

Veterans@State Presents -- A Walk to Remember: Commemorating Memorial Day

"The mystic cords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart… should swell into a mighty chorus of remembrance, gratitude and rededication on this solemn occasion." – Abraham Lincoln

As we commemorate Memorial Day this weekend, Veterans @ State recommends taking a self-guided walk to honor our nation’s fallen heroes. Take advantage of the numerous U.S. war memorials in Washington and around the world.

In the United States? Find a battlefield, cemetery, or memorial in the United States and U.S. territories at the National Park Service page.  

Overseas? Find a cemetery or memorial overseas at American Battle Monuments Commission page.   

Read more about the history of Memorial Day at the Library of Congress page.   

About the Author: Steven Kot serves as a Program Specialist in the State Department’s Bureau of Human Resources. He is a veteran of the United States Army and serves as Secretary of Veterans @ State, one of 13 officially recognized Department Employee Affinity Groups open to all State Department employees.

Editor's Note: This entry also appears in the U.S. Department of State's publication on Medium.