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Memorial Day Weekend

Three Poems for Memorial Day

John Lundberg | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
John Lundberg

In honor of Memorial Day, I've selected two poems from the past and one from the present to help remember the sacrifices of our soldiers.

Memorial Day: A Time to Remember Our Latino Veterans

National Council of La Raza | Posted 07.27.2012 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Today, more than 1.3 million Latinos serve in our armed forces and almost 16 percent of all newly enlisted, active duty members of all branches of the military are Hispanic. We are also veterans. In 2009, 1.1 million Latinos were veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, and that number continues to grow.

CIA Remembers Those Lost In Covert War On Terror

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The CIA is remembering those lost in the hidden, often dangerous world of espionage, adding a new star to the intelligence agency's memo...

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.

After Suspicious Behavior, Judge Gives Order To Edwards Jurors

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Jurors in the John Edwards campaign fraud trial have the long holiday weekend to think over the case – but not talk about it...

WATCH: Obama Honors Veterans During Memorial Day Weekend

AP | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is paying tribute to veterans during Memorial Day weekend, honoring those willing to sacrifice their lives for th...

How Many Calories Will You Burn Doing Chores This Weekend?

Posted 05.26.2012 | Healthy Living

For many, Memorial Day weekend is a time for barbecues and beach trips, complete with an extra day off to celebrate the symbolic start of summer. For ...

Shades of Guilt in My Purple Heart

Shannon P. Meehan | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Shannon P. Meehan

When you see my Purple Heart, you see my sacrifice, but I see and feel much more. I see the people I killed, the civilians that I failed to protect, and I am reminded that there will be no Purple Heart for them.

What To Do This Weekend

Posted 05.26.2012 | New York

Dylan Fest 2012 Where: Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, (212) 777-1224 When: Friday, 8PM Price: $25 This past Thursday, Bob Dylan celebrated his 71s...

The 13 Best TV Episodes To Celebrate Summer

The Huffington Post | HuffPost TV Staff | Posted 05.25.2012 | TV

Warm weather, sunshine, the beach, cursed tiki statues, this is the stuff of summer TV episodes. With the hot sun comes vacation, and our favorite...

The President's Memorial Day Prayer for Peace

Posted 05.25.2012 | Religion

PRAYER FOR PEACE, MEMORIAL DAY 2012 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Our Nation endures and thrives because of the devotion of our...

Remembering the Dogs of War

Cesar Millan | Posted 07.25.2012 | Green
Cesar Millan

Many people might pity the dogs, who obviously don't have much choice in the matter. They don't join ROTC or go to a recruiting office. However, I've always believed that dogs who have a purpose thrive.

Who Invented Memorial Day?

Jim Downs | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Jim Downs

As America recognizes the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, we would do well to revisit the origins of Memorial Day among freedpeople in Charleston.

Standing Up for All the Fallen

Christopher Holshek | Posted 07.25.2012 | Impact
Christopher Holshek

We should respect each other's commitment to community and country. There is no reason why we cannot stand up for all the fallen, so that Memorial Day will honor all those who gave their lives in the service of their neighbors as well as their nation.

Best Things To Do This Memorial Day Weekend

Posted 05.25.2012 | Miami

Thousands of tourists will descend on South Beach this weekend for Urban Beach Weekend and Miami Beach Police are reacting with police-state-like tact...

Thirty Words to Honor a Fallen Veteran

Zachary Ehren | Posted 07.25.2012 | Home
Zachary Ehren

When witnessing a veteran's funeral, a person will notice that every move is made with robotic precision. Nonetheless, every soldier that has the honor of performing this service can feel the humanity and the strong emotions that are tied to that task.

With Gas Prices It's 'Heads I Win, Tails You Lose'

Tyson Slocum | Posted 07.25.2012 | Business
Tyson Slocum

You might think that the declining price of gasoline means that we don't have to pay attention to all that talk about oil speculation driving up the price of oil. Right? Wrong.

Chef Vanessa Cantave's 10 Tips To Upgrade Your Summer BBQ

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 05.26.2012 | Black Voices

BBQs are meant to be casual, but every now and then a summer celebration -- birthdays, family reunions, impromptu gatherings with friends -- calls for...

Memorial Day 2012: A Day To Remember

Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

By ALLEN G. BREED, ASSOCIATED PRESS Most people run marathons to challenge themselves. Maj. George Kraehe runs them to challenge others. As a me...

Where To Shop & Save This Memorial Day Weekend

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. Whether you choose to enjoy the three-day weekend on the beach or on a stay-cation, you should...

PHOTOS: A Memorial Day Activity For Everyone In Town

Sarah Medina | Posted 05.25.2012 | San Francisco

Memorial Weekend is upon us! The sun is shining, you don't have to work on Monday and San Francisco is offering a superb roundup of can't-miss events....

33 Reasons To Stay In Town Over The Long Weekend

Broke Girls Guide | Posted 07.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Broke Girls Guide

Exhausted from dealing with the psychopath who calls himself your boss? Head to Culver City and grab a snack from Fraiche's secret menu. Then, catch an 8 p.m. screening of the classic (we're not kidding) film Center Stage.

Memorial Day Celebrations: 4 Tips for the Perfect Soirée

Matthew David Hopkins | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Matthew David Hopkins

Want to throw the party of the season, but feel fresh out of ideas? With Memorial Day this weekend and many more reasons to celebrate this summer, try my "perfectly imperfect" approach to entertaining and your guests will remember your celebration for years to come.

Bring Your Umbrella This Week

Posted 05.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After a gorgeous weekend, rain will be the name of the game for this week's weather in the nation's capital. While it won't be a complet...

Airports, Roads & Train Stations To Avoid This Memorial Day

Posted 05.21.2012 | Travel

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and that means Americans will hit the roads, airports and trains in droves. Some 34.9 million traveled to mark...