The American Corners program is a United States Department of State-sponsored initiative inaugurated worldwide over 10 years ago. There are more than 415 Corners in 70 countries all around the world under the program. The fundamental function of American Corners is to make information about the United States available to foreign publics at large. They provide access to current and reliable information about the U.S. via book, video, and DVD collections, the Internet, and through local programming to general public. American Corners serve as regional resource centers for information and programs highlighting American culture, history, current events, and government.
Celebrated on the fourth Monday of May, this holiday commemorates American men and women who died in military service for their country. Although it originated in the aftermath of the Civil War, it has become a day on which the fallen soldiers of all wars are remembered in special programs held in cemeteries, churches, and other public meeting places. All U.S. Government offices will be closed.