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Memorial Day 2012

World War II Film Could Help Today's Veterans

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

"Let There Be Light," a 1946 short film by director and veteran John Huston, could hold valuable information to help today's veterans deal with post-t...

WATCH: McCain Calls Heckler A 'Jerk'

Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

While speaking to a crowd in California on Monday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) broke from his remarks when he was heckled by a protester, who was escor...

They Gave Their Best

Pamela H. Long | Posted 07.28.2012 | Home
Pamela H. Long

The men of my father's generation were stalwart, laconic men of few illusions. Most of them had served in Korea, and many had seen combat in Vietnam as well.

Obama Memorial Day Remarks (FULL TEXT)

Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama honored fallen troops on Memorial Day by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Bel...

PHOTOS: 14 Gorgeous Patriotic Weddings

Leila Lewis | Posted 07.24.2012 | Weddings
Leila Lewis

Memorial Day is one of my favorite holiday weekends of the year. It's the unofficial kickoff to summer, which means lots of BBQs, beach time, refreshing drinks and of course... wedding season!

Vietnam Vet Dedicates Life To Helping New Generation Of Military Members

Kirk M. Bauer | Posted 07.28.2012 | Impact
Kirk M. Bauer

Each Memorial Day, my thoughts return to 1969 when I served in Vietnam. I remember the young men we lost in the in the Ninth Combat Infantry Division ...

One Who Represents Many

D. Robert Worley | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

Memorial Day takes me back and helps put my personal and professional priorities where they properly belong. The name Michael Eugene Hoppers invariably appears front and center in my thoughts, but he represents many.

PHOTOS: Memorial Day Parade, Rolling Thunder Honor Vets, Fallen Soldiers In D.C.

Posted 05.28.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- As the sounds of motorcycles continue to reverberate throughout the nation's capital following Sunday's 25th anniversary of the Rolling ...

PHOTOS: Stars Get Patriotic For Memorial Day

Posted 05.28.2012 | Celebrity

Memorial Day may evoke thoughts of barbecues and pool parties, but it's also a time to show some American pride and remember those who have served and...

Let Freedom Ring: Inspirational Memorial Day Quotes

Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living

Sometimes, the original sentiment of a holiday can get lost. In today's case, the true meaning of Memorial Day might get burried in, say, the the ...

Healing A War-Torn Spirit (WATCH)

Marlowe Brown | Posted 07.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Marlowe Brown

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of those who have died in our nation's service. Regardless of what our opinions are about war, one fact remains: There are thousands of people who survive who are in great need of healing.

Politicians Honor Armed Forces On Memorial Day

Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics

On the last Monday in May, Americans celebrate Memorial Day to remember the men and women of the armed forces and give thanks for their sacrifices. ...

The Fitness Benefits Of Summertime Lawn Games

Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living

We all know how many calories there are to gain at this weekend's varied Memorial Day celebrations. Between the barbecues, cookouts and cocktail parti...

Memorial Day Thoughts on National Defense

Robert Reich | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

At a time when Medicare, Medicaid, and non-defense discretionary spending (including most programs for the poor, as well as infrastructure and basic R&D) are in serious jeopardy, Obama and the Democrats should be calling for even more defense cuts.

Eco-Friendly Ways To Enjoy Your Memorial Day

Posted 05.27.2012 | Green

Memorial Day is on Monday, May 28th this year, and can kick off months of summertime fun. Beyond the activities, Memorial Day is a time to remember th...

Memorial Day: Honor the Fallen, Remember the Living

Dave Helfert | Posted 07.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dave Helfert

This Memorial Day, honor those who have fallen in service to the nation. They have given the last full measure and they surely deserve our respect and gratitude. But take just a minute to honor those who fought in our wars and lived. For many, their battles are far from over.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, last year's Arab Spring blossomed into the first Egyptian presidential election since the fall of Mubarak; private space travel hit the stratosphere, with SpaceX's Dragon capsule's arrival at the International Space Station; the Group of Eight agreed that focusing on harsh austerity instead of growth isn't working but then couldn't agree on a suitable approach -- pushing Greece ever closer to leaving the euro zone; Colin Powell mocked Mitt Romney's assessment of Russia as America's "number one geopolitical foe;" and the Pope's butler scandal shocked the world with the revelation that... the Pope has a butler. Finally, this Memorial Day weekend, be sure to check out this slideshow on ways to honor America's vets and military families.

Memorial Day -- More Than a Day at the Beach

Clay Broga | Posted 05.26.2012 | Entertainment
Clay Broga

We are filmmakers in our late 20s and, like most everyone in our generation, we take a lot of things for granted. Past Memorial Days have simply been a day off from work, a trip to the beach and a barbecue in the backyard. This one is different.

Take Time to Make This Day a Memorial Day

Rachael Freed | Posted 07.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

Traditionally Memorial Day is to honor the memories of those we've lost, particularly those who sacrificed their lives in military service for our country.

An Inconvenient Truth on Memorial Day

Bonnie St. John | Posted 07.26.2012 | Impact
Bonnie St. John

The inconvenient truth that won't be discussed enough this weekend is that fewer and fewer members of our armed forces are actually dying in today's wars. This Memorial Day, let's consider the courageous, wounded warriors.

Sustainability = Security: The Next Mission for America's Vets

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

Over a million vets will be re-entering civilian life over the next five years -- one of the largest in our country's recent history. This Memorial Day weekend, we are focusing on the next mission facing our war heroes.

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10 Things You Don't Know About Military Marriages | Natasha Burton | Posted 05.28.2012 | Weddings

In honor of Memorial Day, we talked to four military spouses about what what their marriages are really like, especially when one spouse is far away o...

Honor Sacrifice by Supporting Vets

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Caring for veterans shouldn't be a partisan issue. It should an American one. We must remember them, as a nation, through a commitment to treat our living veterans as well as they have treated us.

"Memorial Day Will Never Be the Same"

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.26.2012 | Entertainment
Norm Stamper

There is much anguish at the plight of returning vets and their families, but as we enter the Memorial Day weekend, every vet and civilian in the country can take hope and inspiration from an amazing documentary released last year.

Memorial Day 2012: 7 Ways To Honor Military Members

Posted 05.28.2012 | Impact

While Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, it also marks something else: The opportunity to thank and our soldiers and honor those w...