We recommended holding off on major household purchases until May. That's because Memorial Day is a great time to buy indoor furniture, patio furniture and even mattresses at discounted prices.
How are my children supposed to have a childhood filled with magic and wonder if they are to go over a month without a holiday that is celebrated with a stranger breaking into our home and leaving them gifts and high fructose corn syrup?
Mission Memorial Day is a commitment, a commitment that myself and three other combat vets made to ensure that our friends we lost overseas, and so many other young Americans would be remembered.
A defining moment of my childhood was the night my father left and returned with tears in his eyes for a closed-door conversation with my mother. No o...
We all forget. Some of us forget more often than others, and some of us are able to poke fun at our own lapses. Here are some amusing forgetful "sen...
The U.S. was born in war. Sometimes military action is necessary. But not often. Indeed, virtually never these days. Almost all of the conflicts so often initiated or joined by Washington implicate no important, let alone vital, interests. Most are far more likely to undermine than advance liberty and peace.
So if you ever feel you're are not very creative, know this gift of creativity is part of who you are. Honor it, use it and share it. Because it just might change our world into an even better place.
Today, I want to focus on a particularly inspiring sort of modern morphmom whose very existence would have been unthinkable back in my grandmother's day: the Military Morphmom.
--- Illustration by Eliane Gerrits Memorial Day always ends with a barbecue. The aromas of burning hamburgers cover the land like a smoky blanket. ...
On Memorial Day we remember the casualties of war. And for many Americans the unjustified and unpunished violence against Black bodies perpetuated by law enforcement has often felt like war.
Okay, okay, "no white pants after Labor Day" is most definitely a silly--and dated--"rule." But in the spirit of Memorial Day--and as a way to cope wi...
Before then, Memorial Day felt more like a "day-off," but now it's an opportunity to honor the service of friends, colleagues, classmates and my grandfather's generation who put service over self to defend our nation.
Bertha Favela-Xiong is 23 years old and recently made her first trip to New York City during Fleet Week. It was not by plane, car or bus but instead on the Navy's USS San Antonio where she holds the rank of Ensign.
The Honor Flights Network, a non-profit organization, makes it their year-long mission to provide free transportation to American veterans to Washington D.C., so that they can have the opportunity to reflect on their service.
Agree or disagree with our foreign policy or Washington bureaucracy, these are places and events I would encourage every American to visit and pay homage. Their symbolism preserves generations.
As I understand it Memorial Day began out of the conflict of the Civil War. An effort to acknowledge the sacrifice of all those who perished in what was, at the time, the costliest loss of American life to war.