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Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Daze

Doug Bradley | Posted 07.22.2013 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

Setting out to honor the memory of Steve Warner, our Vietnam unit's lone fallen comrade, on Memorial Day in 1971 proved to be a lot harder than it should have been.

Your Memorial Day Menu: Burgers, BBQ And Beer

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.24.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This weekend, it's all about burgers, beer and barbecue as America celebrates Memorial Day with a few of its favorite foods. Memoria...

AAA's Memorial Day Traffic Predictions

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel

By Anna Louie Sussman May 22 (NEW YORK) - More Americans will take to the road over the Memorial Day holiday weekend this year than in 2012, but ov...

Getting Ready for the Holiday

Shad Meshad | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
Shad Meshad

When you think of it, "holiday" isn't exactly the right phrase for what began as a day of remembrance, a day to honor those who gave their all for this country. What began as a solemn occasion has somehow morphed into something very different.

Where to Stay + Where to Party in the Hamptons This Summer

Oyster | Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel

The Hamptons isn't just about the beach -- it's about the hopping nightlife.

Your Memorial Day Weekend Schedule!

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.22.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The sound of thousands of motorcycles revving on a spring Sunday can mean only one thing: It's time for the annual Rolling Thunder Run, ...

10 Alternative Memorial Day Getaways

Oyster | Posted 07.20.2013 | Travel

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, and with it comes the official kick-off of the summer season. When that Friday hits, thousands of beac...

This Year's Top 10 Memorial Day Destinations

Courtney Scott | Posted 06.30.2013 | Travel
Courtney Scott

There's a glimmer of hope for air travelers this Memorial Day weekend. Domestic and international fares are slightly down. So where are people traveling? U.S. vacationers tend to be creatures of habit when it comes to Memorial Day destinations. Here's the full Top 10 List.

PHOTOS: What We Bought This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

On the weekends, we Stylelist editors and Blogger Network members practice what we preach, which entails scouring flea markets, shopping online and oc...

Expect The Unexpected Arrival When Your Soldier Comes Home

Kim Rabb | Posted 07.29.2012 | Impact
Kim Rabb

Take a moment to reflect on why we are celebrating Memorial Day. It is due to the sacrifice of these soldiers, men and women who have fought for our freedom.

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...