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There are few better ways to honor the memory of the nation's fallen heroes than by acknowledging the special sacrifices and answering the special needs of the nation's military community. Few have done more to help veterans and first responders than Gary Sinise, who traces his long commitment back to his breakthrough role as broken Vietnam veteran Lt. Dan in "Forrest Gump."
Honoring the military and those who served will be the focus at the Coca-Cola 600 this Memorial Day weekend.
Actor Gary Sinise has years of experience helping the nation's veterans and first responders. Today, The Gary Sinise Foundation has taken that advocacy to a new level. Whether it's through his concerts with the Lt. Dan Band or by building "smart homes" for wounded war fighters, his work demonstrates that the nation's responsibility to its troops extends well beyond Memorial Day.
For Vietnam veteran and professional photographer Patrick Hughes, the self-portrait he would have shot back in 1993 would not have been a particularly cheerful one.
On Memorial Day, we all have a chance to remember the real peace marchers of the world.
Joyce Connolly and her daughters left their home in Hurricane, W.Va., to head south for a Memorial Day beach vacation - and ended up in the center of Tropical Storm Beryl.
The comic action heroes of "Men in Black 3" have taken over the weekend box office from the comic-book superheroes of "The Avengers."
On Memorial Day, more than 100 local volunteers will hand out 50,000 Ecuadorean roses and 1,000 red, white and blue flower bouquets at four Arlington National Cemetery locations, including Section 60, one of the burial areas for soldiers killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.