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Memorial Day 2011

Memorial Day, Every Day For Arlington National Cemetery Chaplain

Rosslyn, VA Patch | Holly Nunn | Email the Author | May 30, 2011 | Posted 07.31.2011 | Religion

Lt. Col. Keith Croom's first reaction is to crack a joke and a smile. He has the ease and charm you would expect from a man raised in the South. You p...

Memorial Day Photos From Around The Country

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics

The tradition of Memorial Day began on May 30, 1868 to honor fallen soldiers during the Civil War. It was originally known as "Decoration Day" as grav...

Woman Travels To France To Honor WWII Father & The Man Who Saved His Life

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 07.29.2011 | Chicago

This Memorial Day weekend, Linda Packer traveled from her Chicago home to Le Cardonnois, France, to attend a ceremony honoring 10 American soldiers wh...

Two Soldiers Reflect On What Memorial Day Means To Them (VIDEO)

Skokie, IL Patch | Philip Downie and George Slefo | Email the Authors | 6:09am | Posted 07.30.2011 | Chicago

Two soldiers -- each from different eras -- reflect on their time spent with the military. Skokie resident Don Nilles enlisted in the military w...

This Memorial Day: Hope for Brooklyn

Clare Richardson | Posted 06.02.2011 | New York
Clare Richardson

Hope Reichbach was the sweetheart of Brooklyn. This Memorial Day, I remember her with all the vibrancy that she brought to the world in her short 22 years.

"At the Going Down of the Sun and in the Morning, We Will Remember Them"

Bill Lawson | Posted 07.29.2011 | Politics
Bill Lawson

They shed their blood for freedom. Their families live with these sacrifices. And too often we forget that freedom isn't free. For those of us who served and live every day with our injuries, these selfless heroes will forever be our inspiration.

PICS: 14 Of The Most Iconic Swimsuit Moments

Huffington Post | Emily Singer | Posted 07.29.2011 | Style

Happy Memorial Day! Summer is now in full swing with the weekend's barbecues and bronzing by the pool, and so it's time for our annual iconic swim...

'Greater Love Has No One Than This': A Memorial Day Tribute

Maurice Possley | Posted 07.29.2011 | Religion
Maurice Possley

As I read the notices in the newspapers about the latest casualties in the "War on Terror," I cannot help but wonder about the children who someday will stand before a cross or memorial, as I did, and wonder.

Remembrance and Thankfulness: A Memorial Day Prayer

D. A. Graham | Posted 07.29.2011 | Religion
D. A. Graham

Memorial Day has special significance for all of us, and it has significant meaning for me as a former military chaplain serving in the United States Navy with sailors and Marines.

Memorial Day Tribute: Keep the Troops at Home

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.28.2011 | Politics
Doug Bandow

America was born in war. The existence of evil means that war may always be an ugly necessity. But these days most of Washington's conflicts are wars of choice, military interventions for almost any reason other than protecting vital American interests.

Weekend Plans: Bike The Drive, Mr. Leather & More

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 07.27.2011 | Chicago

You’re probably overwhelmed with the possibilities when you think about the three-day weekend ahead – what to do with all that free time? Chill ou...

Memorial Day Traffic Could Be Lighter Than Usual

The Expired Meter | Posted 07.27.2011 | Chicago

Simply put, traffic usually sucks for the Memorial Day Holiday. Considered one of the year's biggest driving weekends, the exodus out of the city o...

PHOTOS: Chicago's Best Meat Markets

| Lauren Drell | Posted 07.26.2011 | Chicago

Hopefully last week's disturbing cattle truck spill on I-294 hasn't spoiled your appetite for red meat before Memorial Day weekend. As you clean off y...

PHOTOS: 10 Easy & Cheap Memorial Day Getaways

AOL Travel News | Posted 07.10.2011 | Travel

Even though summer doesn't officially start until a month or so after the Memorial Day weekend, most of us treat this three-day holiday as if it does ...