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BBQ restaurants ready for Memorial Day

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BBQ restaurants ready for Memorial Day

- Memorial Day is a busy time for BBQ restaurants in Birmingham. We stopped by Dreamland on Birmingham's Southside Sunday morning. Crews have been prepping for this holiday weekend for about a week. They've been getting the bread and sauce ready to go, and of course, cooking the meat. "Probably about a week ahead of time, we start pulling overnights so we start cooking pretty much from dusk to dawn just non-stop," said manager Stephanie Herren

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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

- ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful “Happy Memorial Day!” from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to take part in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Navy sub base to mark Memorial Day with 21-gun salute

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Navy sub base to mark Memorial Day with 21-gun salute

- GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The Navy’s submarine base in Groton will be marking Memorial Day with a 21-gun salute. Beginning at noon on Monday the saluting battery will fire single-round volleys at one-minute intervals until the tribute is completed. Naval Submarine Base New London will be joining other military installations in honoring men and woman who have died while serving in the armed forces

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THE REGULARS: How can we appropriately honor nation's fallen?

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THE REGULARS: How can we appropriately honor nation's fallen?

- Unlike most other holidays, Memorial Day is a day of commemoration, not celebration. To commemorate is “to serve as a memorial or reminder of” or “to honor the memory of by some observance.” How can we best honor the memory of those who gave their lives in service to our country? Those who made the ultimate sacrifice joined the military like many others

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Pedestrian fatally hit by police cruiser on Cape Cod over Memorial Day weekend

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Pedestrian fatally hit by police cruiser on Cape Cod over Memorial Day weekend

- A pedestrian was hit and killed by a police cruiser early Sunday morning. A Barnstable police officer was driving a marked vehicle on Route 28 around 2 a.m. Sunday when the pedestrian was hit, Barnstable police Sgt. Jason Laber told the Cape Cod Times. The officer suffered minor injuries and was transported to Cape Cod Hospital for treatment. The crash is under investigation by Barnstable and Massachusetts State Police

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Tom Hallman: Memorial Day is more than getting a three-day weekend

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Tom Hallman: Memorial Day is more than getting a three-day weekend

- The brothers arrive early in the morning, part of a group of volunteers preparing the Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial site for visitors who'd show up this coming Monday to pay their respects. Fred and Frank Rauschkolb take in the sounds of nature in the heart of Washington Park, where the 30 years ago the memorial was dedicated to honor Oregonians killed or missing in action

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OUR OPINION: Duty summons reflection by all Americans on Memorial Day

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OUR OPINION: Duty summons reflection by all Americans on Memorial Day

- As we celebrate the end of another school calendar, graduations and the traditional beginning of summer, we urge all Americans again this year to spend some of their long holiday weekend embracing the deeper meaning of Memorial Day. Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a reverential day of remembrance for those who have died in service to our nation; its origin stretches to the Civil War

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BenFred: A sports game plan for your Memorial Day weekend

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BenFred: A sports game plan for your Memorial Day weekend

- We made it. School’s out. Summer’s here. Memorial Day weekend has arrived. And what better way to enjoy it than by dodging family members during get-togethers, gorging on barbecued meats until our sweat smells like charcoal and, of course, arguing about sports. The legendary, loquacious Steve Spurrier once called SEC football’s media days “talkin’ season.” No sane person would ever fight the famous Florida Gator on anything gab-related, but a three-day weekend ripe with parades, cookouts and festivals makes for plenty of talkin’, too

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16 wounded in Memorial Day weekend shootings across Chicago

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16 wounded in Memorial Day weekend shootings across Chicago

- CHICAGO -- At least 16 people have been wounded in Chicago shootings throughout the Memorial Day weekend, with eight victims shot in a five-hour spate of violence early Sunday. Last year, 26 people were shot, four of them fatally, during the first two days of the long holiday weekend, which is widely viewed as the unofficial start of summer - with an accompanying surge in city gun violence

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Portland MAX attack: What you need to know Sunday morning

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Portland MAX attack: What you need to know Sunday morning

- Memorial Day weekend started with a horrific attack on a MAX light rail train at rush hour Friday night. Here is what you need to know about the latest developments: Police identified the victims who died as two local men. Rick Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche died and a third, 21-year-old Micah David-Cole Fletcher, was injured. Authorities have said his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening

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Chicago police arrest 30 to curb holiday weekend violence

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Chicago police arrest 30 to curb holiday weekend violence

- CHICAGO • Chicago police say they've arrested 30 people in a series of raids aimed at curbing shootings during the traditionally violent Memorial Day weekend. Police Supt. Eddie Johnson told a news conference Saturday the raids would continue over the weekend. During the Memorial Day weekend last year, six people killed were and another 63 were wounded by gunfire across the city

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4 wounded in Saturday afternoon shootings on South, West sides

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4 wounded in Saturday afternoon shootings on South, West sides

- Four men were wounded in shootings Saturday afternoon on the South and West sides, including a man who accidentally shot himself in the leg, police said. Most recently, a 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old man were shot in the South Austin neighborhood just before 7 p.m., police said. The men said they were in the 1100 block of North Lockwood Avenue when they heard shots and felt pain

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What To Do Memorial Day Weekend, From Parades To Races To Fests

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What To Do Memorial Day Weekend, From Parades To Races To Fests

- Lime Rock Park in Lakeville hosts The Royals' Garage Sunday Car Show on Sunday, May 28, featuring muscle cars, import/tuners, street rods, motorcycles, classic cars, antiques, race cars, trucks, and even some homemade contraptions. The show takes place on the Sam Posey Straight as the final day of the Pirelli World Challenge race weekend (those who have a weekend ticket are admitted at no additional charge into the show)

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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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A veteran, enthusiastic students and old plaques on a Memorial Day

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A veteran, enthusiastic students and old plaques on a Memorial Day

- By RAY DUCKLER Monitor columnist There were old plaques honoring our war dead, found recently in dusty areas of Concord High School. There was student spirit in the school’s gym, loud, passionate and genuine. And, in that same gym, there was a veteran named Manson Donaghey of Pembroke, who fought the Nazis during World War II. Each was part of a tribute honoring seniors and veterans as we move into the long Memorial Day Weekend

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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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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning ANNVILLE, Pa. — Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful “Happy Memorial Day!” from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to take part in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier   Read More ...
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On Memorial Day, remember these 2 who died fighting today's hate
On Memorial Day, remember these 2 who died fighting today's hate Like most American holidays, the story of Memorial Day is about something simple -- decorating the graves of our many war dead, and pausing to remember their sacrifice -- and also something more complicated. The commemoration gained currency during the latter 19th Century, as citizens struggled to come to terms with both the staggering numbers of their loved ones and neighbors who died fighting other U   Read More ...
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Man shot during gang-related drive-by
Man shot during gang-related drive-by A man was shot while walking down the sidewalk in Englewood Sunday, officers said. According to a media briefing, a 24-year-old was struck during a drive-by shooting in the 6900 block of South Morgan Street. As a gray sedan drove past, he was shot at by an unidentified man in the car. The 24-year-old was hit in both legs and both feet, officials said   Read More ...
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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached -- a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to take part in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier   Read More ...
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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful “Happy Memorial Day!” from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to take part in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier   Read More ...
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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning ANNVILLE, Pa. — Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to take part in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier   Read More ...
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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning ANNVILLE, Pa. >> Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful “Happy Memorial Day!” from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to take part in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier   Read More ...
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BBQ restaurants ready for Memorial Day
BBQ restaurants ready for Memorial Day Memorial Day is a busy time for BBQ restaurants in Birmingham. We stopped by Dreamland on Birmingham's Southside Sunday morning. Crews have been prepping for this holiday weekend for about a week. They've been getting the bread and sauce ready to go, and of course, cooking the meat. "Probably about a week ahead of time, we start pulling overnights so we start cooking pretty much from dusk to dawn just non-stop," said manager Stephanie Herren   Read More ...
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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful “Happy Memorial Day!” from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to take part in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier   Read More ...
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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to take part in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier   Read More ...
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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached - a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to take part in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier   Read More ...
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2 dead in separate Memorial Day weekend Charlotte shootings - | WBTV Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Two people have been killed in separate shooting in Charlotte over the Memorial Day weekend. Police said in a news release that 35-year-old Julian Williams was found dead Friday night inside an apartment at an upscale complex near downtown Charlotte. Authorities say 20-year-old Andre Young-Johnson is charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and kidnapping. Police say the men knew each other, but haven't said what led to the killing or how Williams died   Read More ...
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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning ANNVILLE, Pa. - Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful “Happy Memorial Day!” from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to take part in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier   Read More ...
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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached - a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to take part in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier   Read More ...
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NC boating accidents cause injuries, at least one death over Memorial Day weekend
NC boating accidents cause injuries, at least one death over Memorial Day weekend Law enforcement officials are warning people to be safe on the water after a series of boating and water-related incidents across the state left some injured and at least one man dead. A man drowned during a boating accident on Holt Lake between Smithfield and Four Oaks on Friday afternoon, according to the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred about 3:15 p   Read More ...
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10 Things to Do Memorial Day Weekend in Dallas for $10 or Less
10 Things to Do Memorial Day Weekend in Dallas for $10 or Less EXPAND The Thai Culture and Food Festival returns to the Buddhist Center of Dallas. this weekend. Food items like pad Thai and chicken satay range from $1 to $7. Amsterdam Falafelshop. 2651 Commerce St.4-7 p.m. Friday. Free. When life presents certain opportunities — a dream job, capuchin babysitting, dollar falafel bowls — you take them without question. To mark the first year of business at its Deep Ellum location, Amsterdam Falafelshop is throwing a party with live music, $1 pint beers, falafel bowls and sandwiches   Read More ...
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Navy sub base to mark Memorial Day with 21-gun salute
Navy sub base to mark Memorial Day with 21-gun salute GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The Navy’s submarine base in Groton will be marking Memorial Day with a 21-gun salute. Beginning at noon on Monday the saluting battery will fire single-round volleys at one-minute intervals until the tribute is completed. Naval Submarine Base New London will be joining other military installations in honoring men and woman who have died while serving in the armed forces   Read More ...
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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached - a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to take part in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier   Read More ...
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1 Year Later: No public memorial planned as zoo looks ahead
CINCINNATI (AP) — No public events are planned at the Cincinnati Zoo marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of an endangered gorilla. The zoo's dangerous-animal response team concluded the life of a 3-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure last May 28 was in danger and killed 17-year-old Harambe (huh-RAHM'-bay). That led to global mourning, criticism and satires that made him a pop culture phenomenon   Read More ...
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US admiral, naval historian to speak at NYC holiday event
NEW YORK (AP) — An award-winning author of books on the U.S. Navy during World War II will be among the guest speakers at a Memorial Day event at New York City's Soldiers and Sailors Monument. The event is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. Monday in Manhattan's Riverside Park at the 115-year-old memorial to the New Yorkers who served in the Union army and navy during the Civil War   Read More ...
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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to take part in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier   Read More ...
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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to take part in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier   Read More ...
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THE REGULARS: How can we appropriately honor nation's fallen?
THE REGULARS: How can we appropriately honor nation's fallen? Unlike most other holidays, Memorial Day is a day of commemoration, not celebration. To commemorate is “to serve as a memorial or reminder of” or “to honor the memory of by some observance.” How can we best honor the memory of those who gave their lives in service to our country? Those who made the ultimate sacrifice joined the military like many others   Read More ...
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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning - | WBTV Charlotte
To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning - | WBTV Charlotte By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached - a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to take part in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier   Read More ...
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Pedestrian fatally hit by police cruiser on Cape Cod over Memorial Day weekend
Pedestrian fatally hit by police cruiser on Cape Cod over Memorial Day weekend A pedestrian was hit and killed by a police cruiser early Sunday morning. A Barnstable police officer was driving a marked vehicle on Route 28 around 2 a.m. Sunday when the pedestrian was hit, Barnstable police Sgt. Jason Laber told the Cape Cod Times. The officer suffered minor injuries and was transported to Cape Cod Hospital for treatment. The crash is under investigation by Barnstable and Massachusetts State Police   Read More ...
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Navy sub base to mark Memorial Day with 21-gun salute
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The Navy's submarine base in Groton will be marking Memorial Day with a 21-gun salute. Beginning at noon on Monday the saluting battery will fire single-round volleys at one-minute intervals until the tribute is completed. Naval Submarine Base New London will be joining other military installations in honoring men and woman who have died while serving in the armed forces   Read More ...
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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
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Tom Hallman: Memorial Day is more than getting a three-day weekend
Tom Hallman: Memorial Day is more than getting a three-day weekend The brothers arrive early in the morning, part of a group of volunteers preparing the Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial site for visitors who'd show up this coming Monday to pay their respects. Fred and Frank Rauschkolb take in the sounds of nature in the heart of Washington Park, where the 30 years ago the memorial was dedicated to honor Oregonians killed or missing in action   Read More ...
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OUR OPINION: Duty summons reflection by all Americans on Memorial Day
OUR OPINION: Duty summons reflection by all Americans on Memorial Day As we celebrate the end of another school calendar, graduations and the traditional beginning of summer, we urge all Americans again this year to spend some of their long holiday weekend embracing the deeper meaning of Memorial Day. Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a reverential day of remembrance for those who have died in service to our nation; its origin stretches to the Civil War   Read More ...
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BenFred: A sports game plan for your Memorial Day weekend
BenFred: A sports game plan for your Memorial Day weekend We made it. School’s out. Summer’s here. Memorial Day weekend has arrived. And what better way to enjoy it than by dodging family members during get-togethers, gorging on barbecued meats until our sweat smells like charcoal and, of course, arguing about sports. The legendary, loquacious Steve Spurrier once called SEC football’s media days “talkin’ season.” No sane person would ever fight the famous Florida Gator on anything gab-related, but a three-day weekend ripe with parades, cookouts and festivals makes for plenty of talkin’, too   Read More ...
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Memories of veterans, Masons and family members honored at Corvallis Cemetery
Memories of veterans, Masons and family members honored at Corvallis Cemetery CORVALLIS — Men and women placed memorial flags for veterans and Masons, while others cleaned their loved ones' headstones at the Corvallis Cemetery Saturday morning in preparation for Memorial Day. American Legion Post 91 Commander Scott Turner organized volunteers to place flags and give a salute to all 507 veterans buried at the Corvallis Cemetery. Working in pairs, one volunteer read off names, while the other knelt to place a flag centered a foot in front of each veteran's headstone   Read More ...
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Dan Monroe: Take the Memorial Day quiz
Dan Monroe: Take the Memorial Day quiz Memorial Day is a national holiday that honors the men and women of the armed forces who sacrificed their lives while serving our country. Freed slaves may have staged the first Memorial Day in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1865. By 1890, Memorial Day had become a holiday in many states. It officially became a federal holiday in 1971. The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, provides an opportunity to test your knowledge of Memorial Day   Read More ...
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16 wounded in Memorial Day weekend shootings across Chicago
16 wounded in Memorial Day weekend shootings across Chicago CHICAGO -- At least 16 people have been wounded in Chicago shootings throughout the Memorial Day weekend, with eight victims shot in a five-hour spate of violence early Sunday. Last year, 26 people were shot, four of them fatally, during the first two days of the long holiday weekend, which is widely viewed as the unofficial start of summer - with an accompanying surge in city gun violence   Read More ...
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Kannapolis Memorial Day parade set for Monday
Kannapolis Memorial Day parade set for Monday The Kannapolis Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony will be held in Veterans Park on Monday, May 29th. The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. and travels down Main Street in Kannapolis from the North Carolina Research Campus parking deck to Veterans Park. At the conclusion of the parade a ceremony honoring all Post Vietnam Veterans will be held. Guest speakers are Josh White and Kendrick Carroll   Read More ...
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90-year-old WWII vet honored at Crownsville Memorial Day ceremony
90-year-old WWII vet honored at Crownsville Memorial Day ceremony Charles "Chuck" Roydhouse, a 90-year-old World War II veteran from Annapolis, doesn't like talking about himself. For the past two decades, Roydhouse has helped coordinate an event where Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and residents from throughout Anne Arundel County come to the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville to plant flags at the graves of deceased veterans. On Saturday, as the ceremonies for this year's event started, Roydhouse was surprised when former state Sen   Read More ...
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Portland MAX attack: What you need to know Sunday morning
Portland MAX attack: What you need to know Sunday morning Memorial Day weekend started with a horrific attack on a MAX light rail train at rush hour Friday night. Here is what you need to know about the latest developments: Police identified the victims who died as two local men. Rick Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche died and a third, 21-year-old Micah David-Cole Fletcher, was injured. Authorities have said his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening   Read More ...
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Chicago police arrest 30 to curb holiday weekend violence
Chicago police arrest 30 to curb holiday weekend violence CHICAGO • Chicago police say they've arrested 30 people in a series of raids aimed at curbing shootings during the traditionally violent Memorial Day weekend. Police Supt. Eddie Johnson told a news conference Saturday the raids would continue over the weekend. During the Memorial Day weekend last year, six people killed were and another 63 were wounded by gunfire across the city   Read More ...
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Donald L. Bauerly
Donald L. Bauerly Sioux City. Donald L. Bauerly, 91, died Friday, May 26, 2017, at Sunrise Retirement Community. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Military honors will be presented at the funeral home following the memorial service. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with a prayer service at 6:30 p   Read More ...
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Brad Pitt, Courtney Love Among Mourners At Chris Cornell's Funeral
Brad Pitt, Courtney Love Among Mourners At Chris Cornell's Funeral Soundgarden rocker Chris Cornell was laid to rest on Friday in a funeral and memorial service at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery attended by celebrities Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Courtney Love and the singer’s family. Cornell, 52, was found dead in his hotel in Detroit last week hours after his band played a concert in the city. The Detroit Medical Examiners Office determined he had committed suicide by hanging himself   Read More ...
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From the Archives: A look back at previous Memorial Day celebrations
From the Archives: A look back at previous Memorial Day celebrations Memorial Day originated as Decoration Day. Starting in 1868, Union Civil War veterans, organized into the Grand Army of the Republic, began Decoration Day to place flowers on the graves of Union soldiers. Before World War I, Memorial Day remembrance centered on veterans and soldiers killed in the Civil War and the Spanish American War. In its May 31, 1911, edition, the Los Angeles Times reported on the Memorial Day activities: Again the remnant of the Grand Army of the Republic, composing the posts of this city, yesterday passed in review before the populace, most of which were mustered out nearly half a century ago   Read More ...
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