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Memorial Day Weekend

Jan Diehm

LOOK: Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

HuffingtonPost.com | 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
Imbibe

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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
Oyster

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
Oyster

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.