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On Memorial Day Weekend, We Thank Them For Our Freedom

For those that have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom and the way-of-life we have come to cherish – Thank you. Please take a moment out of your Memorial Day weekend to think of and thank those brave men and women. “Just a Common Soldier” (aka “A Soldier Died Today) He was getting  old and paunchy and his ...

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In Honor of Memorial Day, Veteran of War in Afghanistan Memorizes Names of Over 2,300 Fallen US Military From War

Ron White is a memory expert and veteran of the US Navy who was deployed to Afghanistan in 2007. Upon returning from Afghanistan, he set the record for the fastest to memorize a deck of shuffled cards in the USA, and won back-to-back USAMemory Championships in 2009 and 2010. In 2012, he set out on his greatest memory challenge, and that was to memorize the ...

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If your crossing the U.S. – Canada border over Memorial Day, here’s what you need to know

Ambassador Bridge - Detroit Michigan

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations reminds travelers planning trips across the Detroit, Port Huron and Sault Ste. Marie border crossings to anticipate heavy traffic and to have their approved travel documents during the Memorial Day weekend. In compliance with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), all travelers, including U.S. and Canadian citizens, need to present an ...

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PBS to host ‘National Memorial Day Concert’ at Capitol Hill Sunday

PBS will bring back its award-winning National Memorial Day Concert Sunday, May 27,  for the 150th anniversary of the holiday. The concert will be broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C and will be hosted by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise. The 29th annual broadcast of the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT airs live on PBS Sunday, ...

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31st Annual Rolling Thunder Memorial Ride Set to Begin May 25th in D.C.

Rolling Thunder Inc Artie Muller

This year is the organization’s 31stdemonstration in support of POW/MIA and Veterans’ Issues. Speakers for this year include John LeBoutillier, former Congressman New York’s 6th district; Robert Steele, Chief Enabling Officer of Earth Intelligence Network; Chris Noel, Actress; Anoop Pakash, Director of Retail Development HDMC and other supporters of Rolling Thunder®, Inc. and the POW/MIA issue.   A lineup of celebrity entertainers is slated to provide a ...

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The National Mall Welcomes a New Memorial for Memorial Day Weekend

USAA, in cooperation with the National Park Service, has announced that a temporary memorial installation is coming to the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C. this Memorial Day weekend. The Poppy Memorial is a translucent structure that measures 133 feet long, 8 1/2 feet tall and is filled with more than 645,000 poppy flowers —  honoring every man and woman ...

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AAA: Nearly 42 Million Americans Will Kick Off Summer with a Memorial Day Getaway

CA dems re-think cap and trade

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and Americans will kick off the season by traveling in near-record numbers. According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most in more than a dozen years. With nearly 2 million additional people taking to planes, trains, ...

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Ace Hardware Honors Veterans With 1 Million American Flags

In the true spirit of Memorial Day, Ace Hardware is collaborating with the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) to honor veterans by pledging to give out 1 million American-made flags nationwide. On Saturday, May 26, consumers are encouraged to visit participating Ace stores to receive a free 8″ x 12″ American flag*, while a second flag is donated ...

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Watch: The 2017 National Memorial Day Concert

National Memorial Day Concert 2017

The 28th annual National Memorial Day Concert is airing LIVE from the West Lawn of the US Capitol. Co-hosted by Joe Mantegna and Laurence Fishburne, the National Memorial Day Concert is an inspiring night of remembrance dedicated to our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. Joining ...

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Scenes from Memorial Day Weekend 2017

Memorial Day 2017

Americans pay respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice this Memorial Day. Events, parades, fireworks and BBQ’s are just the beginning. *this post will be updated as additional events occur. (got something you’d like us to add? Post in the comments section!)c* AFP posted a series of pictures Sunday showing people paying their respects at the Vietnam Veterans ...

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“Just A Common Soldier” [video tribute and full text]

A soldier died today

Just A Common Soldier, also known as A Soldier Died Today, is one of the most popular poems on the Internet. Written and published in 1987 by Canadian veteran and columnist A. Lawrence Vaincourt, it now appears in numerous anthologies, on thousands of websites and on July 4, 2008 it was carved into a marble monument at West Point, New ...

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Memorial Day 2017

MEMORIAL DAY 2017 I just read an e-mail from one of my online friends describing how a town in Holland, called Valkenburg, honors the fallen American service members from World War II. They honor them EVERY DAY, not just one day a year. Graves are tended by families who adopted the fallen soldiers in 1945 and pass the responsibility down ...

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Memorial Day Gratitude for Our Heroes In Uniform

For many, the significance of Memorial Day seems to be lost in the temporal anticipation of the first holiday of summer. The day’s true significance is found in acknowledgment of the ultimate sacrifices made for our freedom, by our men and women in uniform. As such, it is much more than simply a day for a picnic, or a weekend ...

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Trump’s address to #RollingThunder in D.C. [full event]

LIve Stream trump at rolling thunder

Rolling Thunder is holding their annual ride and rally in Washington D.C. this weekend and Donald Trump will be speaking to the attendees in an address at noon on Sunday. This is the 29th annual ride held by the POW and MIA advocacy group. Organizers expect up to half-a-million riders for the event. #RollingThunder THIS is America, baby!!! Love our Vets! ...

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