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The History of Memorial Day

One of my favorite comics websites is The Nib, which runs short, topical comics on current events, history, science—all kinds of great stuff. As today is Memorial Day, here are the first few panels of a great comic about the history of this day and how it has evolved over the years: The Controversial Origins of Memorial Day, by Allyson Shwed.

For more, go to The Nib.

Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

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