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Memorial Day

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Top Memorial Day Articles

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  • Networks Miss a Prime Chance to Score With Summer Series

    The broadcast networks have made a concerted push to create the appearance that they're serious about original summer programming. Thus far, though, the post-Memorial Day period still seems to be a time, barring a few notable exceptions, for trotting...
  • Lehigh Valley D-Day hero honored for sacrifice

    If you visit the Cambridge American Cemetery in England, you'll find a new visitor center that includes a Sacrifice Gallery with panels honoring 17 individuals who lost their lives in World War II. One of them is Technical Sgt. William R. Benn, one of...
  • Boy Scout troop leader honored for 50 years of service

    Boy Scout troop leader honored for 50 years of service
    When Thomas Fritts stepped up in 1964 to serve as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 20, Lyndon B. Johnson was president and the Winnetka scouts counted just 19 members. Seven years later, Fritts presided at the helm of a vibrant North Shore troop that had...
  • July 4 in Chicagoland: Red, white, blue--and flying lollipops

    July 4 in Chicagoland: Red, white, blue--and flying lollipops
    Early on the Fourth of July, shoppers buzzed. They filled their bags with sweet corn — on sale five for $2 the Jewel in Bartlett. The line at the meat counter grew with each passing minute. Cupcakes, cookies and even Patriot Pretzels drowned in...
  • Rapids Water Park offers free entry in June with Memorial Day weekend admissions

    Rapids Water Park offers free entry in June with Memorial Day weekend admissions
    Rapids Water Park in Riviera Beach is offering free return visits in June with admissions on Saturday-Monday for Memorial Day weekend. The water park features more than 35 wild to mild water slides, a lazy river and a gigantic wave pool. Tickets are...
  • Throwback Thursday: Memorial Day 1982

     
    Bessie McTureous lays flowers at her son's memorial in Altoona, Fl. on May 30, 1982. The Naval History & Heritage website notes "Pvt. Robert M. McTureous, Jr. was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for "conspicuous gallantry and...
  • Gary Stein: Florida should lead yelling for VA change

    Remember the fallen. That's what we should all do at some time on Memorial Day. And after we do that, it's time to push for help for those who made it through back home, only to be fighting a bureaucratic and political nightmare waiting for them. The...
  • What they're saying about Ray Rice's news conference

    What they're saying about Ray Rice's news conference
    In his first public comments since his February arrest following a physical altercation with his now wife, Ravens running back Ray Rice apologized to fans Friday. But most sports columnists felt that Rice should also be sorry for his awkward apology....
  • Killed In Action In Gulf War: Plainfield's Cindy Beaudoin

    Killed In Action In Gulf War: Plainfield's Cindy Beaudoin
    Army Spec. Cindy Beaudoin didn't have to go to war. The UConn freshman had scoliosis, a spinal condition that could have exempted her on Nov. 17, 1990, the day the 142nd Medical Company was called up to active duty. Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi dictator,...
  • Sgt. Stubby, The Canine World War I Hero From New Haven

    Sgt. Stubby, The Canine World War I Hero From New Haven
    One of the most famous combat veterans from World War I is a stray bull terrier mutt from New Haven whose wartime exploits made him the first military dog to be promoted to sergeant. When Stubby died in April 1926, the New York Times ran a half-page...
  • Disneyland raises ticket prices ahead of Memorial Day weekend

    Disneyland raises ticket prices ahead of Memorial Day weekend
    Happy just got more expensive. Disneyland, which calls itself the happiest place on Earth, raised its entry prices, a week before the Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer. Without notice, Walt Disney Co. raised the price of a single-day ticket...