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"Children will announce they want to serve in our nation's military, and teachers will applaud their aspirations, rather than regard them as lowering their standards. Parents need to see veterans for what they are: the best that every generation had to offer," states Executive Director David Bellavia on the Web site of the Warrior Legacy Foundation.
Millions of vacationers will pay record prices for gasoline as they hit the roads this Memorial Day weekend, and only those who have been in the sun too long would like to see prices climb even higher. Yet several members of Congress seem determined to guarantee that they will.
When Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney joined the Army in 1944, World War II was raging in Europe and the Pacific, and he was brought in to entertain the troops.
Memorial Day observed
President Bush paid tribute yesterday to America's fighting men and women who died in battle, saying national leaders must have "the courage and character to follow their lead" in preserving peace and freedom.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Evan Longoria came up big again.
Tony Stewart suffered his second heartbreaking defeat of the season last night when a flat tire late in the Coca-Cola 600 handed Kasey Kahne the victory in NASCAR's longest race of the year.
The polished chrome of thousands of motorcycles gleamed under cloudless blue sky yesterday as the annual Rolling Thunder procession officially rumbled into Washington to honor U.S. troops fighting around the world and to remember the forgotten. Photos: Rolling Thunder bikers up close
Today, we observe a solemn celebration. Memorial Day is for remembering and commemorating the soldiers who have fallen. We are also celebrating those who currently serve our nation. To mark this Memorial Day, we reprint below Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.