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Memorial Day 2020: Some Americans take a holiday from social ...
At a glance, it may look like many Americans have forgotten about the dangers of coronavirus.Continue reading
Memorial Day 2020: Americans are crowding public places and ...
At a glance, it may look like many Americans have long forgotten about the dangers of coronavirus.Continue reading
Americans Gather for Virtual Tributes to Honor Fallen Troops on ...
The American Legion is calling on Americans to light candles at dusk on Memorial Day to remember and honor those who fell in the nation's battles -- from ...Continue reading
Memorial Day 2020: Best quotes, remembrances to honor those ...
Memorial Day, observed the last Monday in May, honors the men and women who died in service to their country. The day traces its roots to the period after the ...Continue reading
Car convoys, small ceremonies to mark Memorial Day in NYC
Memorial Day in New York City is being marked with car convoys and small ceremonies instead of parades, as those looking to honor fallen military members ...Continue reading
Memorial Day 2020: What's open, what's closed on Monday? Banks ...
Does the mail run on Memorial Day 2020? Is Costco open? Are banks open? Is the MVC open? What is NJ Transit's schedule? The complete guide to Memorial ...Continue reading
What to say instead of 'Happy Memorial Day'
The difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day still seems to trip people up, although it shouldn't. As a quick refresher, on Memorial Day, we ...Continue reading
Memorial Day shopping 2020: Costco is closed Monday but here's a ...
What stores are open on Memorial Day? This Memorial Day is different because of COVID-19 as fewer stores are open. But grocery stores are open.Continue reading
A thousand words is worth more than a picture on Memorial Day
For many, Memorial Day is the first three-day weekend of summer, and perhaps, nothing more. Barbecues, camping and honey-do lists are the mainstays of a ...Continue reading
Memorial Day survival tips for Gold Star families
Like most events and holidays so far this year, COVID-19 has stolen the traditional Memorial Day ceremonies and remembrances we've come to expect and ...Continue reading
This Memorial Day, remember the 'others'
There is no shortage of heroes to honor this Memorial Day, whether they were killed on the battlefield or in service during peace time, says the author of this ...Continue reading
No big parades this year, but Memorial Day observances continue
Retired Army 1st Sgt. Richard Cobb joins fellow veterans in placing flags at the graves of veterans at Forest City Cemetery in South Portland on Friday. Cobb will ...Continue reading
Staying in? How to watch Memorial Day events being livestreamed ...
Here is how to watch some of the Memorial Day ceremonies and events being streamed online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.Continue reading
People Flock To Indiana Beaches For Memorial Day Weekend Amid ...
CHICAGO (CBS) — The unofficial start of summer looks a lot different in the middle of a pandemic — at least in Illinois. Across the border in Indiana is a different ...Continue reading
The History of Memorial Day and How it Became the Start of Summer
Memorial Day, as the name implies, was established to create a day of remembrance to honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the U.S. Civil War.Continue reading
Photos: Crowds Flock To Beaches And Lakes For Memorial Day ...
From Ocean City to Venice Beach and from South Padre Island to Lake of the Ozarks, Americans flocked to the water for the holiday weekend.Continue reading
Texans Hit The Beach Memorial Day Weekend As Reopening ...
GALVESTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Large crowds of people could be seen at beaches in Texas this Memorial Day weekend as the state continues to slowly ...Continue reading
Which restaurants are open Memorial Day? Starbucks, Chick-fil-A ...
There are fewer restaurants to dine in this Memorial Day because of the coronavirus but many will be open for takeout and delivery Monday.Continue reading
WATCH: The History of Memorial Day, Honors Men and Women ...
Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.Continue reading
Memorial Day 2020: What's open, closed on Monday?
What is Memorial Day? Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the ...Continue reading
Opinion: This Memorial Day, let's honor the sacrifices of the fallen
The current situation gives us a tremendous opportunity, if it lets us settle our minds, and actually give Memorial Day its due, Warren writes.Continue reading
VIDEOS & PHOTOS: This what Galveston has looked like over ...
Galveston officials prepared themselves for a busy beach weekend, anticipating many Houstonians to travel to the gulf coast for Memorial Day festivities.Continue reading
Arlington National Cemetery adapts to the pandemic as nation ...
As the nation observes Memorial Day in the midst of a global pandemic, the hallowed grounds at Arlington National Cemetery are also adapting to the situation.Continue reading
Rediscovering America: A quiz for Memorial Day
Observed annually on the last Monday in May, Memorial Day is set aside to honor the men and women who have died in service to our country. While Memorial ...Continue reading
Memorial Day 2020 will look a little different
The state, as well as most cities and towns, will recognize Memorial Day this year in a virtual format to maintain social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic ...Continue reading
Barnestorming: A Memorial Day to remember veterans lost to COVID ...
As we wake up this morning, lilacs are blooming, grass is growing way too fast and robins are staking out every inch of ground they can, chirping at each other, ...Continue reading
Canceled? Not everything — check out these Memorial Day ...
While many Memorial Day weekend events around our region have been cancelled because of the coronavirus, others are going forward in new ways.Continue reading
Your guide to enjoying Memorial Day weekend in Galveston amid ...
Memorial Day weekend is upon us and this year, you may be missing out on your typical favorite activities including cookouts and outings. However, you don't ...Continue reading
On this Memorial Day, the search for common bonds amid the ...
Memorial Day won't be the same this year. It can't be. There are no sales at the mall. No hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill with a cast of 30 friends and ...Continue reading
Memorial day weather: Carry an umbrella. It's going to be a wet one ...
If you're planning any outdoor activities this Memorial Day weekend, you might want to pack a poncho and umbrella. It's going to be a wet one.Continue reading
Memorial Day weekend 2020: What's open, social distancing rules ...
(CNN) Ahhh, the joys of gathering around the grill with your closest friends, knocking back a few drinks as you enjoy the extra day off from work on a day that ...Continue reading
MnDOT urges Minnesotans to stay safe this Memorial Day holiday ...
The Minnesota Department of Transportation encourages all motorists who choose to travel during the 2020 Memorial Day holiday weekend to focus on safety ...Continue reading
Memorial Day services to commence online with no crowds amid ...
In most places across America, there may not be mass gatherings with hats off or hands saluted this Memorial Day. There also may not be a sea of red, white a.Continue reading
A commemoration of American heroes: The origin of Memorial Day
While many have been accustomed to a three-day weekend in late-May for years, not everyone knows of the origin of the commemorative holiday.Continue reading
Memorial Day Commemorations Change; Intentions to Honor the ...
Memorial Day in Lewis County usually means several ceremonies at cemeteries throughout the county including Centralia American Legion Post 17's annual ...Continue reading
Memorial Day ceremonies go virtual amid COVID-19
This Memorial Day will look different than years past as many ceremonies and programs will be held online due to the pandemic.Continue reading
A significant shift in Memorial Day observances
Memorial Day parades and observances were canceled across New Hampshire this year out of the fear the coronavirus would spread at the gatherings.Continue reading
Lincoln Memorial Day Observance Association announces ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Greg Osborn and Brendan Moore, co-chairs of the Lincoln Memorial Day Observance Association, have announced the following ...Continue reading
Memorial Day tempts Americans outdoors, raising virus fears
Millions of Americans are set to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns and take tentative steps outdoors for Memorial Day weekend, raising concern among public ...Continue reading
Remembering virtually: This year, Memorial Day will be different
Communities across the nation are coming up with creative ways to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice,Continue reading
Ceremony or no ceremony, Memorial Day organizers ask ...
Of all the service members who have died in U.S. conflicts, a cluster of faces, in particular, come to mind for Jeremy Freerks, a former staff sergeant in the U.S. ...Continue reading
What stores and restaurants are open Memorial Day? Because of ...
Costco stores are closed Memorial Day but select Kohl's, Old Navy and Macy's are open with Target and Walmart. Starbucks and Dunkin' are open Monday.Continue reading
How Jersey Shore towns are gearing up for Memorial Day weekend ...
You can still buy a daily beach badge in Belmar, but you'll have to wait until Tuesday to buy a seasonal pass.Continue reading
Jersey Shore and many other U.S. beaches reopen for a Memorial ...
From sea to shining sea, many U.S. beaches are reopening for Memorial Day with restrictions designed to combat the coronavirus.Continue reading
How to honor Memorial Day 2020 in Phoenix: Drive-by flag displays ...
Memorial Day 2020 gatherings around Phoenix are few this year because of coronavirus, but there are ways to pay your respects, including online.Continue reading
Long Island Beaches Welcome Residents For Memorial Day ...
JONES BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Beaches across the tri-state area will be open this Memorial Day weekend, but you'll want to know the rules before you ...Continue reading
Coronavirus Is Changing This Year's Memorial Day Tributes At Fort ...
The coronavirus pandemic has led groups around the country to cancel or scale back commemorations of America's war dead.Continue reading
Coronavirus rebound feared as Memorial Day tempts people outside
Public health officials are still concerned that if people congregate in crowds or engage in other risky behavior, the long weekend could cause the coronavirus to ...Continue reading
As Memorial Day tempts people outdoors, virus rebound feared
People walk past American flags flying at half-staff at the Washington Monument, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Washington. President Donald Trump ordered ...Continue reading
Memorial Day Beckons, but the Coronavirus Pandemic Looms
Communities are finding creative ways to celebrate the traditional start of summer in the midst of social distancing and coronavirus alarm.Continue reading
Pools, splash pads closed Memorial Day weekend, but beaches open
Pools, splash pads may be closed for unofficial beginning of summer, but beaches will be open. Social distancing will be "very important" to prevent COVID-19 ...Continue reading
City Launching New Summer Operations Center Ahead Of Memorial ...
CHICAGO (CBS) — With the city on pace to move to the next phase of reopening in one week, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says authorities will be launching an ...Continue reading
The 901: What should Memorial Day look like in a pandemic?
Memorial Day 2020 could look very different this year in Memphis as people try to honor fallen soldiers while also avoiding the novel coronavirus.Continue reading
Montgomery County pools to remain closed Memorial Day weekend
Put the inflatables and pool noodles away. Swimming pools in Montgomery County, Maryland, will remain closed on Memorial Day weekend.Continue reading
Wisconsin Memorial Day commemorations move online amid ...
Each Memorial Day, the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs welcomes hundreds of visitors to cemeteries across the state to commemorate the lives of ...Continue reading
Ocean City has busy weekend, preparing for Memorial Day - 47abc
OCEAN CITY, Md. – If this past weekend was test, then Ocean City officials believe they passed with flying colors. After such a big turnout Saturday and Sunday, ...Continue reading
Hotels prepare for active Memorial Day weekend on Fort Myers Beach
Memorial Day weekend is coming up, and it's normally a big money maker for hotels and businesses on the beach. But, with pandemic restrictions still in place, ...Continue reading
Traditional Memorial Day events at Santa Nella military cemetery on ...
Public Memorial Day events at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a news release.Continue reading
Several Memorial Day Ceremonies cancel due to the Coronavirus
NIXA, Mo The American Legion Post 434 in Nixa is quiet lately, unable to re-open because how few members are allowed inside. "I'm only allowed 15 or 18 ...Continue reading
Post 1 American Legion still honoring Memorial Day, public barred
WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – Memorial Day is officially one week away. And while this commemorative Monday may look a little different this year, Post 1 of the ...Continue reading
Memorial Day weekend weather: Some things to know for Detroit ...
Let's take a look at the Memorial Day weekend weather for Michigan. I had a friend text me a screenshot of his phone with a weather app showing forecast high ...Continue reading
Memorial Day travel expected to decline in Arizona
In some ways, Memorial Day next Monday will be the same as in previous years. And in other ways, it won't be. For the first time in 20 years, AAA will not issue a ...Continue reading
AAA skips Memorial Day outlook for first time in 20 years
For the first time in 20 years, AAA will not issue a Memorial Day travel forecast, as the accuracy of the economic data used to create the forecast has been ...Continue reading
Coronavirus halts Greenville County Memorial Day event
For the first time in decades, there are no plans to hold a formal Memorial Day remembrance event at Greenville County Square.Continue reading
Best Memorial Day sales 2020
Memorial day sales are here. We've rounded up the best memorial day weekend sales on furniture, grills, mattresses, tvs and more.Continue reading
More Cook County Forest Preserve Parking Lots to Close for ...
Additional parking lots at popular Cook County forest preserves will be closed over Memorial Day weekend to prevent overcrowding and violations of Illinois'...Continue reading
'Stay Home': That's the Message from Forest Preserves for Memorial ...
Cook County Forest Preserve officials are getting ahead of anticipated crowds for Memorial Day weekend, warning visitors of added site closures and ...Continue reading
Monday, May 25: Memorial Day
Memorial Day (previously but now seldom called Decoration Day) is a federal holiday for honoring and mourning the military personnel who had died while ...Continue reading
Memorial Day observances will be virtual this year
Memorial Day during a pandemic means no parades or ceremonies, but it doesn't mean that people shouldn't remember and honor fallen military members.Continue reading
7 ways to celebrate Memorial Day 2020 at home
Memorial Day is an annual day meant to honor and remember military personnel who died in service to their country. Celebrations for the holiday, which occurs ...Continue reading
Cook County forest preserves to close more parking lots for ...
Dan Ryan Woods and Schiller Woods will join a list of six sites that have already seen their parking lots closed due to concerns around social distancing and ...Continue reading
Warm air on the way for Memorial Day weekend
(WHAM) -The month of May has not been so merry weather wise. Consider that May's first two weeks were the coldest EVER to begin the month, it's GOT to get ...Continue reading
Motorist to see cheapest Memorial Day at the pump in two decades
Pump prices continue to increase across the country with nearly every state's average pushing more expensive on the week, on average by four cents. At the ...Continue reading
Flag Zone of Gilbertsville Given Wavier to Distribute Flags on ...
Due to the efforts of many Berks County residents, Gilbertsville flag manufacturer Flag Zone has been issued a state wavier to reopen, allowing flags to fly over ...Continue reading
The 5 best Memorial Day 2020 grill sales: Check out Amazon ...
If you are looking for a new grill to fire up, here are some of the best deals around.Continue reading
Memorial Day may see record low travel due to COVID-19 concerns
An overwhelming majority of Americans may be trading the Memorial Day trip to the cabin and dip in the lake for a backyard barbecue and pool party. A recent ...Continue reading
AAA parks its 2020 Memorial Day travel outlook. Guess why.
The AAA Memorial Day forecast of how many motorists and other travelers will be heading out of town for the forthcoming long holiday weekend has become an ...Continue reading
AAA Travel: Pandemic expected to suppress Memorial Day travel
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — For the first time in 20 years, AAA will not issue a Memorial Day travel forecast. AAA says the annual forecast estimates the ...Continue reading
Dry weather is possible through Memorial Day
High pressure moving in from Canada will act as a block for the next couple of days, keeping us cool and dry with below average temperatures.Continue reading
Veterans group postpones Memorial Day program
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6022 in Cottondale has postponed its Memorial Day activities until June 14.In addition to honoring service members who ...Continue reading
Memorial Day week gas prices are at their cheapest in nearly 2 ...
After record low gas prices amid the COVID-19 pandemic, prices at the pump are slowly increasing again across the U.S. — but they'll still be the cheapest for ...Continue reading
Memorial Day 2020: Virtual broadcasts and drive-by parades to ...
Many towns and counties are finding alternative ways to commemorate Memorial Day this year, in lieu of traditional parades, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading
First Alert Weather: Warmest weather of year arrives Memorial Day ...
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) The dreary, cool conditions look like they are going to stick around for the start of the workweek. Luckily, drier and warmer weather is ...Continue reading
VA National Cemeteries Will Be Open on Memorial Day
NATIONWIDE – Memorial Day is less than a week away and for many Americans, the day of remembrance will look different because of COVID-19 precautions.Continue reading
No AAA holiday travel forecast for Memorial Day weekend
The folks at AAA say, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, they can't depend on the accuracy of the economic data used to create the annual forecast.Continue reading
Wreath-laying ceremonies will honor Memorial Day at national ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs' (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA) announced Monday it will commemorate ...Continue reading
Veterans Day 2019: Facts, Why We Observe It and How It's Different ...
Two holidays, Memorial Day and Veterans Day, are dedicated to the nation's service members, leading, at times, to confusion as to how they're different.Continue reading
Veterans Day vs. Memorial Day: What's the Difference?
Here is the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day, and why it is OK to say Happy Veterans Day, while Memorial Day is a more somber occasion.Continue reading
Veterans Day: Burning Questions
Today is Veterans Day, and Americans of every stripe have the opportunity to celebrate the sacrifice and selflessness that radiates from all military veterans.Continue reading
More on the meaning of Veterans Day
Nov. 11, 2019 is Veterans Day. What does that mean? Isn't Memorial Day already observed as Veterans Day?Continue reading