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Review: Lee Greenwood celebrates Memorial Day with 'God Bless The USA' Special

On May 27, America's Patriot Lee Greenwood performed his signature song "God Bless The USA" at the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Subtropical Storm Alberto continues to lumber northward

Miami - Subtropical Storm Alberto is continuing its trek northward off Florida’s Gulf Coast Sunday, bringing dreary conditions across Central Florida. Alberto is the year's first storm of the Atlantic Hurricane season that won't start until June 1.

Review: The 90's Band plays Mulcahy's for Memorial Day weekend show Special

Wantagh - On May 25, 2018, The 90's Band performed at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh on Long Island, where they kicked off Memorial Day weekend.

Review: Scotty McCreery amazing at National Memorial Day concert Special

Country star Scotty McCreery gave a phenomenal performance of "The Dash" as part of the 2017 National Memorial Day concert.

Review: The 90's Band plays Memorial Day weekend show at Mulcahy's Special

On May 26, The 90's Band performed a Memorial Day weekend kick-off concert at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall, which was accompanied by a cookout.

Freed slaves observed the country's first Memorial Day

Charleston - Memorial Day, once called Decoration Day, is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday in May. On this day we remember and honor the men and women who gave their lives while serving in the nation's armed services.

Summer food safety tips for a healthy Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day is set aside to remember and honor the men and women who gave their lives to ensure America's freedom. It is also the unofficial start of summer, and many Americans will celebrate with cookouts, picnics and other food-related activities.

Op-Ed: Sonoma gathers for 56th annual Memorial Day ceremony for Veterans Special

Sonoma - Hundreds showed up on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014 at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Park to honor all those who have served the nation in military service. This past Monday was the 56th annual Memorial Day Observance for Sonoma Valley.

Op-Ed: Remembering my Grandfather on Memorial Day Special

Memorial Day in the United States has two distinct identities. Back yard barbecues and parties are had by most to celebrate a free weekend, but for some the more somber undertone takes the forefront and they remember fallen American Warfighters.

Op-Ed: 'Buddy-poppies' appearing, it is Memorial Day, time to reflect Special

Sonoma - As summer approaches, just about everyone knows that Memorial Day is the official day that ushers in the summer season. But for veterans and those that still remember the wars Americans fought in to preserve freedom, Memorial Day is one of honor.

Review: Doug Briney salutes the 'Unknown Soldier' in new country single Special

Country singer Doug Briney will release his new single "Unknown Soldier" on Monday, in honor of the Memorial Day holiday, to pay homage to the troops.

Review: Jessie James Decker honors troops this Memorial Day in new video Special

Singer-songwriter Jessie James Decker has released a special music video today for "Coming Home," the title cut of her new EP.

Paul van Dyk to play Memorial Day show in Governors Island, NYC

World renowned DJ and Grammy-nominated artist Paul van Dyk will be playing a show in New York City this Memorial Day weekend.

Memorial Day weekend may be the most dangerous time of year

Despite being a day for remembrance, Memorial Day is often one filled with BBQs, beers, and often times DUIs. This article the dark side of Memorial Day and the new tendency toward drink and driving.

Conservatives pissed at Lena Dunham's Memorial Day toilet tweet

Conservative commentators were left in a frothing rage by a Memorial Day message tweeted by actress/filmmaker Lena Dunham.

A.C. Firefighters rescue 50 people trapped in casino elevators

Atlantic City - Memorial Day visitors to Atlantic City got more than they bargained for after 50 patrons got stuck in two separate elevators.

Op-Ed: This Memorial Day, it's time for soldiers to come home

As cookouts and barbecues get under way, it's easy to forget those who won't have the opportunity to spend the day with their loved ones. This Memorial Day, let's honor their sacrifice by bringing them home.

17-year cicada broods make their presence known in New Jersey Special

Watchung - As the unusual cold snap broke on Sunday, the 17-year cicadas made their appearance known - emerging from the ground in swelling numbers.

Native American vets want recognition, memorial

A grassroots effort has been brewing among Native American Indian tribes around the country to erect a soldier statue on the National Mall in recognition of Native American Indians, as well as Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiians.

PBS set to air Veterans Day special

Washington - As the United States gets ready for Veterans Day, PBS preps for their inaugural broadcast titled "National Salute to Veterans." It airs Nov. 11 on PBS at 7 p.m. CST.

Op-Ed: How I spent Memorial Day in four African countries

My 13 year-old son has a social studies project that is due the Tuesday after the Memorial Day weekend, and the shot weekend offers little yield.

Op-Ed: Pausing to reflect on the true meaning of Memorial Day

Washington - The U.S. celebrates Memorial Day the last Monday of each May. Designated as a federal holiday in the U.S., it was originally intended to be a day to honor and remember the many brave and selfless individuals who have died while serving their nation.

Op-Ed: NYC’s sun worshippers kicked off summers’ start at Coney Island

Brooklyn - New York beaches have always been the most visited locations during Memorial Day weekend. Hands down, one famous Brooklyn beach destination, which is no other than Coney Island, is New Yorker's cheap perfect getaway.

Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers, terror victims Special

Jerusalem - Israelis commemorates their annual Remembrance Day for fallen soldiers and terror victims. Prime Minister Netanyahu pays tribute to fallen soldiers at official Remembrance Day ceremony and hopes for a peaceful time in the future.

Underage Drinking and Memorial Day Weekend

There is a direct correlation between underage drinking and trips to the hospital emergency room during Memorial Day weekend.

Rolling Thunder Rolls Into Washington, D.C. Special

Washington - Memorial Day is the United States federal holiday set aside to honor fallen service men and women. It takes place on the last Monday of May.

Memorial Day weekend celebrated in U.S.

The last weekend in May is historically Memorial Day Weekend in the United States. The holiday means different things to different people but is most commonly regarded as a day of of remembrance for war veterans.

New Orleans Takes a Holiday While Worries of Summer Storms Wait Special

New Orleans was busy the Memorial Holiday weekend. The sun was shining, the people smiling, the bands, street corner musicians, mimes, and artists were there enjoying spring in New Orleans. Still as spring winds down, a savage summer could be waiting.

Dreams of Our American Fathers on Memorial Day Special

They were called the greatest generation, those men who made sacrifices to save the country from aggression and war. We remember them as we celebrate and honor their victories. In remembering them, we forget any imperfections and simply say thank you.

Google Homepage Adds Yellow Ribbon For Memorial Day

Google wants to commemorate the Memorial Day holiday by adding the yellow ribbon to its search homepage. In 2006 Google didn’t add the yellow ribbon on Memorial Day, and some people were upset at the decision.
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Sonoma Valley Fire Dept. had the  Stars and Stripes  flying high above the crowd  estimated at about...
Sonoma Valley Fire Dept. had the "Stars and Stripes" flying high above the crowd, estimated at about 700 to 900 that day at the 56th Annual Sonoma Valley Memorial Day Observance on May 26.
 The Code of Conduct and Code of Support as it was read aloud moved me very deeply   said Sonoma res...
"The Code of Conduct and Code of Support as it was read aloud moved me very deeply," said Sonoma resident Kathy Ostram.
Hundreds gathered to commemorate the 58th annual Memorial Day Observance at the Veterans Memorial Bu...
Hundreds gathered to commemorate the 58th annual Memorial Day Observance at the Veterans Memorial Building in Sonoma.
Flagged crosses for Memorial Day civic ceremony in Waverly  Minnesota
Flagged crosses for Memorial Day civic ceremony in Waverly, Minnesota
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Soldiers National Monument at the center of Gettysburg National Cemetery.
Soldiers National Monument at the center of Gettysburg National Cemetery.
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