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2015/05/26 20:00
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It had been three years since the American Civil War had finally ended. An organization of Union veterans known as the Grand Army of the Republic established Decoration Day. It was decided by Maj....
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2015/05/26 19:42
2015/05/26 19:42
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MIAMI, OKLAHOMA - On Memorial Day the community of Miami, Oklahoma held a ceremony to honor fallen soldiers at the G.A.R. Cemtery. Members of the Amerian Legion and Vietnam veterans assisted with the...
2015/05/26 09:02
2015/05/26 09:02
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For nearly an hour Monday morning, a crowd of more than 200 people at Jefferson City’s National Cemetery watched and listened quietly as family members, friends and fellow veterans honored the lives...
2015/05/26 07:57
2015/05/26 07:57
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The American Legion Post #39 color guard marches in the Poultney Memorial Day parade. POULTNEY � For many, Memorial Day means barbecues and parades. Retired U.S. Army Capt. Keith Williams used to...
2015/05/26 06:02
2015/05/26 06:02
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Hundreds of people gathered throughout the city Monday morning to celebrate Memorial Day, and the main message throughout the morning was to honor those who gave up their lives for America. The day's...
2015/05/26 05:55
2015/05/26 05:55
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Monday morning, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 896 commemorated Memorial Day with a program that began with the National Anthem, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, an invocation and a guest speaker,...
2015/05/26 04:30
2015/05/26 04:30
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Updated: Monday, May 25 2015, 10:51 PM CDT The Memorial Day weekend is also known as the unofficial kickoff to summer, and many spent the day barbecuing and swimming. But to those who lost a loved...
2015/05/26 02:22
2015/05/26 02:22
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The valley's oldest surviving cemeteries sit clustered on a hill. once located on the town's outskirts, they now sit amidst the university neighborhood overlooking the downtown. In Hillside Cemetery,...
2015/05/25 18:15
2015/05/25 18:15
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We are here to make sure you don’t embarrass yourself. Inevitably, someone says something demonstrating confusion over the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Allow us to explain it to...
2015/05/25 17:39
2015/05/25 17:39
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Memorial Day in Los Angeles County today will include removing ivy from a wall at Rosie the Riveter Park in Long Beach that will have a list of the names of the armed forces members who gave their...
2015/05/25 17:36
2015/05/25 17:36
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When I was a young boy, in the 1920s and 1930s, Memorial Day was like another Sunday for our family. Dad was a WWI veteran and an active member of the VFW. I remember many times having a picnic with...
2015/05/25 16:10
2015/05/25 16:10
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It’s Memorial Day. You can tell as you flip through the local paper; Memorial Day notices appear as sales headlines and attention grabbers. “Memorial Day Sale” and “Pre-Memorial Day Sale.” Pretty...
2015/05/25 10:19
2015/05/25 10:19
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KALAMAZOO, MI -- "Two Kalamazoo girls' simple gesture of laying flowers on the graves of Civil War soldiers was the inspiration for 'Decoration Day,' the forerunner of Memorial Day," according to a...
2015/05/25 08:31
2015/05/25 08:31
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Each Memorial Day is a reminder of the cost of war, as the nation honors more than 1.3 million Americans who have died in service to their country. There is a particular poignancy to the observance...
2015/05/25 06:24
2015/05/25 06:24
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This day of commemoration got its start at the end of the Civil War, when freed slaves and abolitionists gathered in Charleston, S.C., to honor Union soldiers who had given up their lives for the...
2015/05/25 05:13
2015/05/25 05:13
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It is important, however, not to forget what this day is truly about. Beginning soon after the Civil War, a day in May was set aside as a time to decorate with flowers the graves of the war dead. The...
2015/05/25 04:42
2015/05/25 04:42
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They materialize, these war dead whom we honor Memorial Day, somehow, when the eye wanders idly across old grave markers to halt at a small obelisk with worn carvings making the words almost...
2015/05/25 02:08
2015/05/25 02:08
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In fact, AAA estimated that more people would be hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend than any previous Memorial Day since 2005. Whatever your plans might be today, be sure to take a moment to...
2015/05/24 11:26
2015/05/24 11:26
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But after you finish confirming travel plans or buying that extra bag of charcoal, be sure to take a moment to reflect on the significance of Memorial Day. Observed on the last Monday in May,...
2015/05/23 23:22
2015/05/23 23:22
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Find Memorial Day services, ceremonies this weekend | News & Observer News & Observer May 23, 2015 Find Memorial Day services, ceremonies this weekend Memorial Day began as Decoration Day,...
2015/05/26 20:00
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