Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day Mysteries

Memorial Day is Monday. This holiday has become part of a three day holiday weekend. Many think of this weekend as the beginning of Summer, a time for barbecues (Barbecue Mysteries), the beach, the cabin, S'mores, but the true meaning of Memorial Day aka Decoration Day is a day of remembrance of those who fell to protect us, those who didn't come home.

Many people go to cemeteries and memorials on the last Monday in May. There is a tradition to fly the flag at half mast and wear poppies, although since that's a WWI observance, not sure if it still happens. 

Memorial Day Mysteries
Memorial Day by Vince Flynn
The Decoration Memorial Day War by David H. Brown
Memorial Day by Harry Shannon
Shadows at the Fair by Lea Wait
The Memorial Day Mystery short stories on the web.

One more for the young set: The Mystery of the Memorial Day Fire by Kathryn Kenny, a Trixie Belden mystery.

Have a good holiday. Be safe and Remember.


Samantha said...

Can't wait to check out the Memorial Day Mystery short stories!

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Clark Lohr said...

Will do.

Cyranetta said...

I just finished Earlene Fowler's most recent Benni Harper mystery, Spider Web, and even though it may not refer specifically to Memorial Day, it does involve a Memory Festival, and military memories are very much a part of the Festival and the novel as a whole.

Janet Rudolph said...

Cyanetta, love Earlene Fowler's books.. Not sure this one fits in, but it's good.. thanks for mentioning it.

Nancy Lauzon said...

Thanks, I'll put these on my 'to be read' list!

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