Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial day

  • SANTA ANA -- Evelyn Haven brushed the grass from her husbands headstone and laid a red-white-and-blue bouquet of lilies and hydrangeas on his grave. At 84, she no longer visits as often as she once did; the walk is long and her legs are tired.
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  • Rather than kick their feet up this Memorial Day weekend, the astronauts aboard the International Space Station will be unloading cargo from the first private spacecraft ever to visit the orbiting lab.
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  • Government offices, courts and public libraries are closed in observance of Memorial Day. Here is the schedule for some other services: Mail: No delivery. Parking meters: Coins not required in Omaha or Council Bluffs.
  • (Omaha World-Herald)
  • It has always bothered me that we "celebrate" Memorial Day and nearly forget Armed Forces Day. Memorial Day, as the name suggests, is a time to remember.
  • (Bangor Daily News)
  • The first observance of what we now call Memorial Day occurred May 30, 1868, as a remembrance of those who had died in the Civil War.
  • (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • Long before sales and sports and the three-day weekend, Memorial Day was a day of mourning. Turning grim Civil War battle experiences into something lasting and inspiring, Gen.
  • (Bangor Daily News)
  • Memorial Day events Several Memorial Day observances Monday around the South Sound will honor those who gave their lives in service of the nation. The holiday officially began as Decoration Day in 1868, three years after the Civil War ended.
  • (Bellingham Herald)
  • Although temperatures didn't top the 90-degree mark today as expected, weather forecasters are predicting much steamier conditions and a possible record high for Memorial Day.
  • (Detroit Free Press)
  • FORT MITCHELL, Ala. -- Former platoon sergeant Raymond Calvez of Columbus says he had quite a few friends killed in war during his two tours of serving in Vietnam. It is why he always tries to be present at a Memorial Day service.
  • (Ledger-Enquirer)
  • Memorial Day is when Americans commemorate those who have died in military service to their country. While many boxers have served in the military, few major names have actually seen combat duty.
  • (YAHOO!)

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