24 May '12, 1pm

#MemorialDay has a special meaning for #Veterans. Read more:

#MemorialDay has a special meaning for #Veterans. Read more:

Reflecting on the Sacrifice of America’s Fallen Warriors Memorial Day is a time for somber remembrance of the loved ones who died in the service of their nation. Memorial Day is the Federal holiday celebrated the last Monday of each May to honor the men and women who died while serving in the military. Unlike Veterans Day, which is held each November 11 to honor all Veterans, Memorial Day represents a time for the nation to pause, remember and honor the service of deceased Veterans and military members who died on active duty. Memorial Day is a time when people visit cemeteries and memorials. Many cemeteries will host ceremonies of remembrance, which are usually coordinated on the local level by officials at those cemeteries. The holiday was originally called Decoration Day, when the tradition of decorating the graves of Union and Confederate Veterans began. It still bring...

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high.heels.com 23 May '12, 2pm

Why not celebrate the holiday weekend with a new pair of shoes? With 15% off at heels.com all weekend, you can add one of ...

From Arlington to The Presidio, @IAVA will #GoSilent this Memorial Day to honor our fallen. Our statement:

From Arlington to The Presidio, @IAVA will #GoS...

iava.org 25 May '12, 4pm

From Arlington to The Presidio, IAVA members and supporters will unite on the ground this Memorial Day for ceremonies and ...

Do you know if you’re eligible for #VA’s health care benefits? Learn more here.

Do you know if you’re eligible for #VA’s health...

va.gov 21 May '12, 12pm

If enrolled, we will send you a personalized Veterans Health Benefits Handbook , which will detail your assigned enrollmen...

5 reasons to enjoy a veggie burger on Memorial Day + 10 recipes!

5 reasons to enjoy a veggie burger on Memorial ...

mnn.com 24 May '12, 7pm

May is National Hamburger Month, and Memorial Day weekend is often regarded as the unofficial start of summer (aka grillin...

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!

ecofashionworld.com 26 May '12, 7pm

In the fashion world, Memorial Day weekend historically defines a time to switch your wardrobe up a bit by unpacking white...

Honor the ultimate sacrifice. Celebrate the ext...

lockheedmartin.com 28 May '12, 9pm

Who We Are Absolute Freedom An engineer tells his inspiring story of how engineering helped him overcome a life-changing a...

In the Bag: Get a jump on Memorial Day sales Memorial Day weekend begins a little earlier this year. Usually thi...

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pursepage.com 25 May '12, 7pm

Get a jump on Memorial Day sales Memorial Day weekend begins a little earlier this year. Usually this day that we set asid...

Honor Memorial Day for what it is truly about

bouhammer.com 26 May '12, 7pm

The Bouhammer [boo-ham-er] blog is owned by a 22-year Retired Army First Sergeant. It is now one of the leading and award-...

Air Force leaders issue Memorial Day message

Air Force leaders issue Memorial Day message

af.mil 24 May '12, 6pm

-- Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz send the following Memorial...

If America was a dictatorship…

serialdeviant.org 24 May '12, 1pm

? I’m not sure Sacha Baron Cohen’s ever been quite that direct about something, in this case the ludicrousness of the Amer...

Veterans honor lost comrades on Memorial Day

stripes.com 26 May '12, 8pm

ST. LOUIS -- Memorial Day for Thomas Korth is a rare time to drink. He has his own ritual for the occasion. To prepare, he...

Saving Preventive Care for American Women

Saving Preventive Care for American Women

care2.com 24 May '12, 2pm

By Mary Ann Swissler for the Women’s Media Center A fund designed under the Affordable Care Act as an investment in preven...

Soldiers place flags in Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day!

Soldiers place flags in Arlington National Ceme...

army.mil 25 May '12, 9pm

ARLINGTON, Va. (Army News Service, May 25, 2012) -- Soldiers placed more than 260,000 flags in front of gravestones at Arl...

'Flags-In' sets the stage for Memorial Day at Arlington

'Flags-In' sets the stage for Memorial Day at A...

stripes.com 25 May '12, 7am

A soldier pauses after placing a flag at the grave of Army Maj. Douglas E. Sloan in Arlington National Cemetery's Section ...

In #Istanbul, Nothing Special (or, a perfect fi...

eatingasia.typepad.com 22 May '12, 6am

An on-time touchdown and a friendly taxi driver from Malatya who cheerfully helped with our bags and wished us a pleasant ...