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Decoration Day

Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day

Edward Headington | Posted 07.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

We often associate this national holiday with the start of summer and a three-day weekend filled with beaches and barbeques. But let us not forget the true meaning of this day or the price of freedom.

Jaweed Kaleem

Why Do So Few Americans Actually Observe Memorial Day?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 05.25.2014 | Religion

For three decades now on the last Monday of May, Bill Brater has gathered in the chapel of the funeral home he manages in Statesville, North Carolina,...

Who Invented Memorial Day?

Jim Downs | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
Jim Downs

The nation's Memorial Day observations were divided. In the North, the federal government created national cemeteries for men who died in the war, while state governments from New York to Michigan gradually made Decoration Day an official holiday throughout the 1870s.

Daniel Inouye's Unfinished Memorial Day Mission

Daniel Treiman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Daniel Treiman

Restoring Memorial Day to its traditional date would be a fitting tribute to Daniel Inouye and his distinguished seven decades of service.

Celebrating Memorial (Decoration) Day

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.25.2013 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

I wish the entire United States could have a Memorial Day celebration similar to the ones of old, when we forgot our problems, our differences that separate us, and just enjoyed each other's company. Is that too much to wish for?

Memorial Day Shame - Military Foxes Guarding the Henhouse

Martha Burk | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

Let's hope when the next Memorial Day rolls around, the good news will be that changes have been made. Our military women deserve to be safe from attack by their own ranks. Those who assault their peers and dishonor the country in the bargain deserve to be punished, not protected.

LOOK: D.C. Memorial Day Celebrations Throughout The Years

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.23.2013 | DC

For many, Memorial Day is a three-day weekend that serves as the ceremonial start to summer. Many D.C. area residents flock to the beaches in Delaware...

Memorial Day and Our 'Hidden' Wars

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth C. Davis

Memorial Day comes with dark news: the announcement that the United States military had surpassed more than 1,000 service members killed in Afghanistan since October 7, 2001.