Memorial Day

Veterans remember fallen comrades at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall during The Rolling Thunder First Amendment Demonstration Run in Washington, DC, on May 24, 2015. The Rolling Thunder First Amendment Demonstration Run is an annual event to pay tribute to current and former US military members. (Photo credit CHRIS KLEPONIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Vietnam Veterans Make Emotional Visit to The Wall for Memorial Day

For many Vietnam veterans, coming to D.C. on Memorial Day is an annual tradition, but it’s a pilgrimage that never gets any easier.

05/25/2015

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7-Year-Old in Serious Condition After Near-Downing

A 7-year-old is in serious condition after the child nearly drowned at a community pool, officials say.

05/25/2015

US President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns during Memorial Day ceremonies on May 25, 2015 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America.   AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Pays Tribute to Fallen Service Members at Arlington

President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the nation’s fallen service members at Arlington National Cemetery, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and saying Americans “can never fully repay the debt” to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

05/25/2015

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Journalism Students Aim to Dispel Myths About Veterans

Wishing living U.S. military veterans a “Happy Memorial Day” might be well-intentioned but misses the mark on an occasion meant for remembering those who lost their lives.

05/25/2015

People watch as motorcycles cross Memorial Bridge from Virginia during Rolling Thunder on May 24, 2015 in Washington, DC, as the US marks Memorial Day, May 25. The Rolling Thunder First Amendment Demonstration Run is an annual event to pay tribute to current and former US military members.  (Photo credit BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Metro, MTA Schedule on Memorial Day; Road Closures in D.C.

Planning on using public transportation, or driving around the District this Memorial Day?

05/25/2015

Bikers gather near the Pentagon before the "Ride for Freedom." (credit: Steve Dorsey/NewsRadio 99.1)

Annual Rolling Thunder ‘Ride for Freedom’ Honors Veterans

The roar of motorcycle engines filled the air in the nation’s capital on Sunday as thousands of bikers saluted military veterans with the Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom.”

05/24/2015

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American Idol Winner to Sing National Anthem at Concert

“American Idol’s” newly crowned winner will sing the National Anthem at the National Memorial Day concert.

05/24/2015

Performers rehearse for the National Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. (credit: Brad Freitas/News Radio 99.1)

Performers Rehearsing for National Memorial Day Concert

Performers are rehearsing for Sunday’s National Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

05/23/2015

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Md. Civil War Sites Mark Memorial Day With Flags, Parade

Maryland’s two biggest Civil War battlefields are marking Memorial Day in distinctly different ways.

05/23/2015

Old Guard placing flags at the Arlington National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day. (Credit: Kris Ankarlo/NewsRadio 99.1)

Old Guard Places Flags at Arlington Cemetery Ahead of Memorial Day

More than 200,000 flags are up in Arlington National Cemetery, a solemn reminder that Memorial Day weekend is about sacrifice and remembrance.

05/22/2015

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