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Volunteers prepare for Memorial Day ceremony at Omaha National Cemetery

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Volunteers prepare for Memorial Day ceremony at Omaha National Cemetery

- Despite the rainy weather, dozens of people showed up to help out Volunteers prepare for Memorial Day ceremony at Omaha National Cemetery Despite the rainy weather, dozens of people showed up to help out OMAHA, Neb. — Despite the inclement weather Saturday morning, dozens of volunteers showed up to help prepare for the Memorial Day ceremony at the Omaha National Cemetery

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Grilling out for Memorial Day Weekend? Tips for safety

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Grilling out for Memorial Day Weekend? Tips for safety

- If your Memorial Day Weekend celebration includes outdoor grilling, here are some tips to keep you safe. Clear the grilling surface and interior of debris, says Brad Sloan, assistant manager at Lowe’s of Inverness. Particles stuck to the surface could be a fire hazard or sanitation concern. When grilling with a propane tank, make sure there’s no leak in the connection

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High water levels close Elkhorn River access points for holiday weekend

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High water levels close Elkhorn River access points for holiday weekend

- Some people planning to tube or kayak down the Elkhorn River over Memorial Day weekend are likely disappointed because all public access points are closed due to high water levels. ELKHORN, Neb. — The Memorial Day weekend is in full force across the area, and for many that means spending time outdoors. However, some people planning to tube or kayak down the Elkhorn River are likely disappointed because all public access points are closed due to high water levels

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Remembering the Vietnam War fallen from Ferguson-Florissant

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Remembering the Vietnam War fallen from Ferguson-Florissant

- FERGUSON • The fallen servicemen from Ferguson and Florissant who died in Vietnam were remembered Saturday at a Memorial Day weekend event in Ferguson’s January-Wabash Memorial Park. Vietnam-era veteran Butch Azar, who grew up in Ferguson and now lives in Leasburg, Mo., led the event. In 2016, Azar walked nearly 2,700 miles across the country to arrive at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington at sunrise on Sept

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Partly sunny Sunday; chance of showers on Memorial Day

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Partly sunny Sunday; chance of showers on Memorial Day

- The Memorial Holiday Weekend will be cooler than average with lots of clouds, intervals of sun with Sunday being the pick of the weekend, while Monday will be the wettest. At least today and Sunday will be dry! Showers and light rain could unfortunately put a damper on some parades from mid-morning through early afternoon on Memorial Day. Sunday looks a little brighter and warmer with partly cloudy skies and highs in the low to mid 70s inland, 60s along the shore

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Memorial Day observances, events planned throughout the area

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Memorial Day observances, events planned throughout the area

- These Memorial Day weekend commemorations and services are open to the public. FRIDAY. » Veterans Affairs Nebraska Western Iowa Health Care System; 4 p.m. at 4101 Woolworth Ave. Commemoration and wreath-laying ceremony. Speaker is Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb.; patriotic music by Offutt Brass; VA Police Ceremonial Honor Guard will perform formal retreat. SATURDAY. » Heartland of America Park, 800 Douglas St

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Making plans for Memorial Day and the Summer - FYI Philly

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Making plans for Memorial Day and the Summer - FYI Philly

- This week on FYI Philly, it's Memorial Day weekend so we're getting summer ready with a roundup of ways to get outdoors and have fun.

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Memorial Day 2017: Stormy weather to disrupt holiday activities from Texas to Maine

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Memorial Day 2017: Stormy weather to disrupt holiday activities from Texas to Maine

- Weather News - May 27, 2017, 4:38:00 PM EDT A powerful line of thunderstorms threatens to cause significant damage as it plows across the central United States through Saturday night. Weather News - May 27, 2017, 3:36:32 PM EDT On the heels of Saturday's outbreak, the risk of damaging thunderstorms will continue through the Memorial Day weekend with communities from Ohio to Texas being threatened on Sunday

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Let’s share the road this Memorial Day weekend and all get home safely

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Let’s share the road this Memorial Day weekend and all get home safely

- Millions of Americans will hit the roads this Memorial Day weekend for beach trips and barbecues with friends and family. I’ll be right there beside them — not for a vacation, but as one of 3.5 million professional truck drivers working to safely deliver the goods that keep our community running. Driving alongside your family on the highway is a tremendous responsibility that I do not take lightly

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Memorial Day graveside decor has time limit

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Memorial Day graveside decor has time limit

- IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Operators of an Iowa City cemetery say limits on grave decorations will be lifted for Memorial Day -- but only temporarily. The staff at Oakland Cemetery says wreaths and decorations of all kinds may be left at gravesites, with no restrictions on the types of containers or materials used. However, friends and family members wanting to keep their gravesite decorations after the Memorial Day observance should remove them no later than June 5

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Cops tout raids, arrests as way to tamp down holiday weekend violence

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Cops tout raids, arrests as way to tamp down holiday weekend violence

- Using an April drive-by shooting that injured three in the Old Town neighborhood as an impetus, Chicago police announced raids that netted dozens of drug- and gun-related arrests that authorities hope will tamp down Memorial Day weekend violence. The arrests follow the of two 12-year-old boys on spring break and a man in his 60s in the 1400 block of North Sedgwick Street

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The Latest: Tom Morello, Josh Brolin eulogize Chris Cornell

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The Latest: Tom Morello, Josh Brolin eulogize Chris Cornell

- The Latest on memorial services Friday for late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell (all times local): Chris Cornell's memorial service has ended and mourners are headed to the rocker's burial site as Temple of the Dog's "All Night Thing" plays. The service Friday included eulogies by guitarist Tom Morello and actor Josh Brolin. Linkin Park's Chester Bennington sang "Hallelujah" for mourners, which included numerous members of rock royalty and Cornell's widow and two young children

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Volunteers place flags for veterans at Cedar Memorial

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Volunteers place flags for veterans at Cedar Memorial

- CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) – As Memorial Day approaches, volunteers at Cedar Memorial are making sure veterans get the recognition they deserve. Volunteers placed nearly 6,800 flags throughout the cemetery. It's an annual tradition that happens each year on the Saturday before Memorial Day. “We have several people who have done it year to year. We’ve got boy scout troops that come out here,” Organizer Ryan Stevenson said

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Oregonians who died serving in the Vietnam War (database)

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Oregonians who died serving in the Vietnam War (database)

- The Oregon Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial, located at Washington Park near the Oregon Zoo, was dedicated in 1987. The memorial is across the parking lot from the zoo, next to the World Forestry Center. Beyond the borders of old-growth Douglas fir, more than three acres of plantings spiral upward, a study of green and granite. A stone path heads uphill past six alcoves carved with the names of Oregonians who died in Vietnam or are still missing

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Don't let Texas' most mispronounced cities trip you up during your Memorial Day travels

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Don't let Texas' most mispronounced cities trip you up during your Memorial Day travels

- Updated 11:43 am, Saturday, May 27, 2017 This weekend thousands of people are traveling the highways and roads across Texas to get to their Memorial Day holiday destinations. AAA Texas reports more than 3.2 million Texans will travel more than 50 miles by land or air this weekend. It is quite possible that on those travels some holiday seekers will be passing through one of the hundreds of small towns, burgs and boroughs that dot Texas

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Get outside this weekend with a moonlit hike, garden yoga, and more

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Get outside this weekend with a moonlit hike, garden yoga, and more

- Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial kickoff to summer. Consider welcoming the season outdoors with these five fitness opportunities. During this two-hour kid’s night hike at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, located on the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent to Crane Beach, families will hike Cedar Point Trail to Steep Hill Beach. The group will stop to star gaze and end the excursion by roasting—what else?—s’mores around a campfire

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DNR officials advise caution ahead of Memorial Day weekend

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DNR officials advise caution ahead of Memorial Day weekend

- Memorial Day weekend will unofficially kick off summer, and law enforcement officials are anticipating the nearly 40 million people who are expected to travel 50 miles or more, according to AAA. Iowa State Patrol troopers said they will be looking for speeding, distracted and impaired driving. The holiday is also a big weekend for campers, many of whom will be outdoors boating, fishing, hiking and setting up bonfires

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Volunteers prepare for Memorial Day ceremony at Omaha National Cemetery
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Grilling out for Memorial Day Weekend? Tips for safety
Grilling out for Memorial Day Weekend? Tips for safety If your Memorial Day Weekend celebration includes outdoor grilling, here are some tips to keep you safe. Clear the grilling surface and interior of debris, says Brad Sloan, assistant manager at Lowe’s of Inverness. Particles stuck to the surface could be a fire hazard or sanitation concern. When grilling with a propane tank, make sure there’s no leak in the connection   Read More ...
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High water levels close Elkhorn River access points for holiday weekend
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Remembering the Vietnam War fallen from Ferguson-Florissant
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Memorial Day observances, events planned throughout the area
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Surf conditions improving along Baldwin County beaches for Memorial Day Weekend
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Stable gas prices expected to boost Memorial Day road trips
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LA will back off on enforcing parking restrictions on Memorial Day
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The Latest: Fans, mourners gather to honor Chris Cornell
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Memorial Day 2017: Stormy weather to disrupt holiday activities from Texas to Maine
Memorial Day 2017: Stormy weather to disrupt holiday activities from Texas to Maine Weather News - May 27, 2017, 4:38:00 PM EDT A powerful line of thunderstorms threatens to cause significant damage as it plows across the central United States through Saturday night. Weather News - May 27, 2017, 3:36:32 PM EDT On the heels of Saturday's outbreak, the risk of damaging thunderstorms will continue through the Memorial Day weekend with communities from Ohio to Texas being threatened on Sunday   Read More ...
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Stable gas prices expected to boost Memorial Day road trips
Stable gas prices expected to boost Memorial Day road trips Stable gasoline prices are expected to fuel a slight increase in long trips this Memorial Day weekend. The AAA auto club predicts that 39 million Americans will make a trip of at least 50 miles this weekend, up 2.7 percent from the same holiday last year. The nationwide average price for a gallon of regular on Friday was $2   Read More ...
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Let’s share the road this Memorial Day weekend and all get home safely
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Goosebumps and more: Lake Michigan may be too cold for dip
Goosebumps and more: Lake Michigan may be too cold for dip Memorial Day in metro Detroit offers plenty of options, from solemn ceremonies honoring fallen heroes to pulsating electronic music. Detroit Free Press. Buy Photo. HOLLAND, Mich. — A holiday weekend swim? Authorities say Lake Michigan appears to be too cold. WOOD-TV reports that the water temperature Friday at Holland State Park was 52 degrees. Terry Boersen of the Ottawa County sheriff's office says swimmers might last 10 minutes   Read More ...
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Cemetery's free, Memorial Day tours offer window into Minneapolis history
Cemetery's free, Memorial Day tours offer window into Minneapolis history Ron Gjerde halts the walk through Lakewood Cemetery near a monument topped with a sculpture of a robed Grecian woman. He points at a flat stone marker in the Fridley family section of the sprawling, parklike graveyard in Minneapolis. "She was married to a guy named Fred Price but you won't see any 'Price' engraved on her stone," Gjerde says. That's because Mary's husband was convicted of shoving her off the Mississippi River bluff near Town and Country Club in 1914, part of a plot to collect inheritance from her pioneering family — namesakes of the northern suburb of Fridley   Read More ...
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Carper gives Dems' Weekly Address, focuses on Memorial Day, Trumpcare
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Cub Scouts, volunteers, plant flags at Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery
Cub Scouts, volunteers, plant flags at Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery Volunteers spent the day planting American flags at each of the more than 34,000 graves. Those planting the flags included local Cub Scouts and their families, many of whom have personal connections to the military, like Wayne Holbrook and his family. “My whole family, all my uncles, had all been in the Army and my uncle Wayne, who I’m named after, was in the Army,” Holbrook said   Read More ...
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State police: 1 fatal accident, 1 trooper-involved accident and hundreds of violations so far this holiday weekend
Memorial Day Weekend is when many people hit the roadways and highways. But for two Middletown residents, taking to I-91 southbound Friday ended fatally, according to state police. Jose Diana, 25, and Mark Nunez, 21, were killed in an accident with another vehicle, a report from state police said. Eric Leon Davis, 35, of Ohio, and Robert Paul Lemelin, 29, of Nevada, were stopped in the left center lane in the area of exit 24 in Rocky Hill, the report said   Read More ...
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Memorial Day graveside decor has time limit
Memorial Day graveside decor has time limit IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Operators of an Iowa City cemetery say limits on grave decorations will be lifted for Memorial Day -- but only temporarily. The staff at Oakland Cemetery says wreaths and decorations of all kinds may be left at gravesites, with no restrictions on the types of containers or materials used. However, friends and family members wanting to keep their gravesite decorations after the Memorial Day observance should remove them no later than June 5   Read More ...
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Observing Memorial Day around San Diego
Observing Memorial Day around San Diego SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The public was invited Saturday to place American flags at grave sites at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, in preparation for the. annual Memorial Day observance. The flag-setting event was scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. with a ceremony at the cemetery's rostrum. Fort Rosecrans officials also asked those coming to the cemetery to not bring flowers because they'll distract from the flags   Read More ...
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Memorial Day events in Cumberland County
Memorial Day events in Cumberland County Here are some of the Memorial Day events scheduled throughout Cumberland County: Hampden Township: A ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at the future Hampden Township Veterans Park at 4345 Marketplace Way, Enola. In the event of rain, it will be held in the community room of the Good Hope Fire Station, 1200 Good Hope Road. This ceremony is being hosted by the township veterans’ recognition committee and the Hampden Township Volunteer Fire Company No   Read More ...
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Stormy weather in northeastern US to threaten outdoor events Memorial Day weekend
Stormy weather in northeastern US to threaten outdoor events Memorial Day weekend While it will not rain the entire time in the Northeast this Memorial Day weekend, people with outdoor plans should be prepared to dodge showers and thunderstorms. The dry air is winning out over New England, while rain and thunderstorms will persist in the mid-Atlantic to start the holiday weekend. Some of the thunderstorms across the southern mid-Atlantic will become heavy and locally severe into Saturday evening   Read More ...
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Warmth may challenge record highs in northwestern US Memorial Day weekend
Warmth may challenge record highs in northwestern US Memorial Day weekend Weather News - May 27, 2017, 2:12:02 PM EDT An outbreak of severe weather will continue to threaten lives and property across the central United States into Saturday night. Weather News - May 27, 2017, 1:21:58 PM EDT The warmest days so far this year across the United Kingdom have been replaced with rainy spells and thunderstorms this spring bank holiday weekend   Read More ...
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Cops tout raids, arrests as way to tamp down holiday weekend violence
Cops tout raids, arrests as way to tamp down holiday weekend violence Using an April drive-by shooting that injured three in the Old Town neighborhood as an impetus, Chicago police announced raids that netted dozens of drug- and gun-related arrests that authorities hope will tamp down Memorial Day weekend violence. The arrests follow the of two 12-year-old boys on spring break and a man in his 60s in the 1400 block of North Sedgwick Street   Read More ...
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The Latest: Tom Morello, Josh Brolin eulogize Chris Cornell
The Latest: Tom Morello, Josh Brolin eulogize Chris Cornell The Latest on memorial services Friday for late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell (all times local): Chris Cornell's memorial service has ended and mourners are headed to the rocker's burial site as Temple of the Dog's "All Night Thing" plays. The service Friday included eulogies by guitarist Tom Morello and actor Josh Brolin. Linkin Park's Chester Bennington sang "Hallelujah" for mourners, which included numerous members of rock royalty and Cornell's widow and two young children   Read More ...
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