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Memorial Day Weekend

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...

Jan Diehm

LOOK: Why We Celebrate Memorial Day | 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...

No Quick Bridge Fix Ahead Of Holiday Weekend

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE — The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board said Saturday the bridge collapse in Washington state is a wake-up call for t...

What To Watch This Memorial Day Weekend

Posted 05.25.2013 | TV

Whether you need a break from the sun, the relatives or the traffic this Memorial Day weekend, your trusty TV has the escape you crave, with a number ...

Eats and Drinks for Memorial Day

Imbibe | Posted 05.24.2013 | Taste

Busting out the barbecue? Car-camping with friends? Wherever your plans take you, these Imbibe-inspired recipes will help make your Memorial Day celebrations even better.

The 13 Best TV Episodes To Celebrate Summer

The Huffington Post | HuffPost TV Staff | Posted 05.24.2013 | TV

Does peeing on a jellyfish sting really work to soothe the burn? And if you're drinking in the sun all day, can you really call it heatstroke? These a...

LOOK: How You'd Be Spending Memorial Day If You Lived In The '50s

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.24.2013 | Women

Whatever activities you have planned for your Memorial Day weekend, have you ever considered how vastly different your holiday would be in, say, 1955?...

Remembering Normandy: Let Us Never Forget

Duane Wells | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Duane Wells

When I arrived in Normandy after an hour long train ride from Paris, visits to the D-Day beaches and war memorials had been on my list of "to dos" but, if I'm honest, they weren't at the top of that list or even close to it.

An Honorable Memorial to the Fallen

Lee Woodruff | Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty
Lee Woodruff

On Memorial Day, we'll remember those who died in service to our country. But this year, my thoughts are also with our injured service members and their families -- the folks who carry the biggest burden when loved ones return, different, broken, hurting.

Biocide: A Memorial Day for Planet Earth

William Astore | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
William Astore

For our children and their children, Memorial Day weekend may become a time to reflect on another loved one lost: Mother Earth.

Travel Green This Memorial Day Weekend and All Summer Long

Amy Whitley | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel
Amy Whitley

Traveling green isn't limited to vacationers booking eco-lodge stays, safaris, and outdoor adventure tours. Anyone going anywhere can travel with less impact on the environment.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

5 Things To Grill This Weekend Besides Burgers And Steaks | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 05.24.2013 | Black Voices

Serious grillers know little limitation when it comes to cooking over an open flame. Just ask Roger Mooking, who travels the world uncovering the secr...