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Memorial Day History

Jan Diehm

LOOK: Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Happy Memorial Day! Be sure to take a break from barbecuing at 3 p.m. for a national moment of remembrance and to reflect on the real reasons behind t...

LOOK: D.C. Memorial Day Celebrations Throughout The Years

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.23.2013 | DC

For many, Memorial Day is a three-day weekend that serves as the ceremonial start to summer. Many D.C. area residents flock to the beaches in Delaware...

The History Behind Memorial Day

History.com/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.29.2011 | Politics

History.com - Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day because it was a time set aside to honor the nation's Civil War dead by decorating t...

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.

Memorial Day and Our 'Hidden' Wars

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth C. Davis

Memorial Day comes with dark news: the announcement that the United States military had surpassed more than 1,000 service members killed in Afghanistan since October 7, 2001.