It is the last Monday in May and school is closed. But do you know why? It's Memorial Day, of course! Turn the pages of this book to find out: what great idea Abraham Lincoln talked about, how a group of women started a new holiday, who Americans remember on Memorial Day. Each book in the Holiday Histories series describes one of America's holidays or special days. Explore the history of each day and learn the real reason why it is important. Discover what special meaning each day might have for you.