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Memorial Day

File photo of Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, where American military members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are currently laid to rest. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Accidental Gun Shot Injures 1 at Arlington Cemetery

One person was injured after an accidental shooting in the parking lot at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.

05/29/2013

President Barack Obama speaks in honor of Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on May 27, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘Not All Americans May Always See Or Fully Grasp The Depth Of Sacrifice’

Reflecting on the personal toll of war, President Barack Obama on Monday implored a nation in which few volunteer for the armed forces to “always remember and to be worthy of the sacrifice” of its fallen heroes.

05/28/2013

President Barack Obama positions a commemorative wreath during a ceremony on Memorial Day at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Memorial Day: America Pauses to Remember Fallen Heroes

Reflecting on the personal toll of war, President Barack Obama on Monday implored a nation in which few volunteer for the armed forces to “always remember and to be worthy of the sacrifice” of its fallen heroes.

05/27/2013

File photo of American troops during World War II. (credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)

Woman Finds Diary of Fallen WWII Love 70 Years Later

Laura Mae Davis read the diary of her love, Cpl. Thomas Jones who was killed in World War II, but not until nearly 70 years later, when she saw it in a display case at the National World War II Museum.

05/27/2013

Riders gather at the Pentagon parking lot Sunday, May 26, 2013, before the Rolling Thunder Run in D.C. (Credit: George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Rolling Thunder Run Honors Soldiers, Closes Roads in D.C.

The annual Rolling Thunder Run will close roads around the National Mall as thousands of people gather to honor those who serve on Memorial Day Weekend.

05/26/2013

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Avoid Memorial Day Weekend Wallet Hangover

Memorial Day brings one of the biggest weekends for movies of the year. Theaters will be packed to the rafters with both Fast & Furious 6 and The Hangover Part III opening, so avoid the crowds and save some pocket change while you’re at it. Check out these movies showing for free in and around town.

05/24/2013

Beach resort. (credit: Getty Images)

Summer Travel Forecast: Higher Rates, Modest Crowds

Airlines, hotels and campgrounds are commanding higher rates and seeing more customers than a few summers ago, but it’s nothing like it was before the Great Recession.

05/24/2013

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Interviews With Veterans: What Memorial Day Means From A Hero’s Perspective

How do you celebrate Memorial Day, and what does this federal holiday mean to you and your family? Read what some of our country’s veterans had to say about Memorial Day, patriotism and what this annual holiday means to them.

05/13/2013

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Memorial Day Celebrations In Washington DC

Memorial Day celebrations throughout Washington DC recognize the diversity of the men and women who have given their lives for American freedom.

05/13/2013

Washington Monument

Where To Experience National Monuments This Memorial Day

Visiting monuments this Memorial Day is a refreshing way of fostering a child’s education outside of the classroom, paying tribute to those who died in war and remembering America’s leaders.

05/13/2013

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