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Memorial Day Weekend

Lightning in a Bottle Festival Announces Dates and Location for 2015

Morena Duwe | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Oh Lightning in a Bottle, you beautify my soul, gathering minds of greatness is your pure and cosmic goal. We dance, we listen, we clean, we glisten, not animals who survive but spirits who are alive.

Alaska Family Missing Since Memorial Day Weekend

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.10.2014 | Crime

A family of four has vanished without a trace from Alaska, prompting an investigation by police who say there is no indication as to where they have g...

Still Thinking About Memorial Day

Margery Leveen Sher | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Margery Leveen Sher

My father's World War II generation gave a lot and suffered a lot. But our country did right by them when they came home. They were able to go to college and find jobs. They led pleasant lives and watched their children grow up in peace.

Beating Blow-It-on-the-Weekend Syndrome

Penny Love | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

I have a friend who, having just turned 50, gave herself six weeks of personal training for her birthday. She is training at 6 a.m. three mornings a w...

LOOK: On Memorial Day, A 'Sea Of Memories' Filled Honolulu Waters With Light

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.28.2014 | Good News

On Monday evening, after most Memorial Day barbecues cooled down, around 50,000 people gathered on the shores of Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu to w...

Home of the Brave

Brigid Brett | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Brigid Brett

It used to be that the words Memorial Day brought with them a lightness that came with the beginning of summer and the promise of long salty days at the beach. It used to be that the words Gold Star Families meant nothing to me.

Memo: What I Learned From My Memorial Day Weekend Book Readings

Kipp Friedman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

Start with a joke -- something like: "I know you'd probably prefer to be in the Hamptons." But don't antagonize the 12 people in the audience by adding: "... but couldn't afford it." The bartender won't give you a free drink.

Try And Catch These Celebs Ridin' Dirty On Bikes This Memorial Day Weekend

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 05.27.2014 | Celebrity

Beemer, Benz or bicycle? These celebs know the deal: fancy cars are great for rolling up to red carpets, but rolling around town on Memorial Day W...

On This Most Important of Weekends, I'm Proudly Racing for Love of Country

Aric Almirola | Posted 07.26.2014 | Impact
Aric Almirola

We live in a country that allows each of us to follow our dream of doing what we love -- and it's because of our brave military members that this is possible.

There's A Whole Website Devoted To Military Homecomings, If You Need A Happy Cry

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

Each Memorial Day, we remember those Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. While the day offers a period of remembrance for th...

Your Favorite Shows Are Having Memorial Day Marathons

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 05.26.2014 | TV

Memorial Day is a time to honor the brave men and women who've given their service to this great country. Most people choose to celebrate by barbecuin...

Honoring Our Heroes On Memorial Day

Letitia James | Posted 07.25.2014 | New York
Letitia James

I have never had doubts about the courage of the young men and women we sent overseas wearing the uniform. I have never had doubts about the pain caused to those in the military as they lay dying in foreign fields.

Action Required: The Modern Meaning of Memorial Day

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
K.J. Wetherholt

While many will be setting up their grills, thankful for a long weekend and looking forward to the summer, numerous journalists will also be making commentary on what this day means.

Memorial Day Honored Across The Country

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps' chaplain, speaking Sunday to a congregation that has tied gold ribbons on the church's fence in honor of fall...

Here's A Reminder Of What Memorial Day Is All About (Hint: It's Not Just BBQs And Beer)

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

You might think of Memorial Day as just a day off work, a good time to grill and the unofficial kickoff to summer. Here's a reminder of what it's r...

Bookstore Tour of Los Angeles

Michelle Chahine | Posted 07.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Michelle Chahine

At thisbookstore, It's the second floor that will amaze you.

Memorial Day Cocktails

Colleen Mullaney | Posted 07.23.2014 | Taste
Colleen Mullaney

I have assembled a cocktail menu worthy of a hometown parade complete with sparklers for a red, white, and wow holiday!

A Vietnam Veteran Reflects on Memorial Day

Dave Stieber | Posted 07.23.2014 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

War -- conflict resolution by violence. Memorial Day -- a day to remember those killed in wars. More than remembering, Memorial Day is reality for me. That reality began in 2003 and was amplified in 2013.

Last-minute Memorial Day Escapes Tailored to Your Tribe

Gogobot | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel

We found 19 last-minute getaways for everyone from vegetarian yogis to art-loving businesspeople.

Memorial Day Road Trip Travel Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

If you are tired, let someone else do some driving. Respect your exhaustion. Never risk the safety of yourselves and those around you to try to get to your vacation spot a little earlier. It's just not worth the risk.

6 Great Memorial Day Getaways

Budget Travel | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

From Palm Springs to D.C., we've rounded up six convenient Memorial Day escapes from coast to coast to ensure that you spend more time enjoying your blues festival (or pool party) than you do deciding where to go.

Memorial Day Honored As Monuments Decay, Funds Dry Up

AP | ANITA HOFSCHNEIDER | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU — On the shoreline of Hawaii's most famous beach, a decaying structure attracts little attention from wandering tourists. A few glance...

Collective Amnesia: A Distinctively American Malady

Rabbi Richard A. Block | Posted 07.26.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Richard A. Block

Perhaps if more of us had personal knowledge of the human cost of war, our leaders would be more judicious in choosing which ones they send our nation's children to fight.

Tuskegee Fly-In Honors Airmen, 'A Tremendous Example For Our Youth'

Opelika-Auburn News, Ala. | Drew Taylor | Posted 07.26.2013 | Black Voices

TUSKEGEE -- In Tuskegee, the annual Fly-In means different things to different people, but the main theme is the focus on the Tuskegee Airmen, America...

How To See Memorial Day Planet Parade

Posted 05.25.2013 | Science

By: Joe Rao Published: 05/24/2013 05:59 PM EDT on A trio of bright planets is shining together in the sunset sky, a must-see night sky s...