Memorial Day

Latest Memorial Day Items
  • Flower power: Donated roses honor freedom's heroes at Arlington Cemetery

    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.

  • Brandon Parker, the son of Afghanistan War veteran Clifford Parker, is one of many children of disabled or wounded military service members who has attended Camp Corral, a free weeklong summer camp sponsored by the Golden Corral restaurant chain. (Camp Corral)

    Inside the Beltway: Campers alert

    The summer breeze calls: Children of disabled or wounded military service members still have time to sign up for Camp Corral, a free weeklong summer camp sponsored by the Golden Corral restaurant chain, for ages 8 to 15.

  • Bryce Harper cheered by adoring fans could be a scene repeated at Nationals Park for seasons to come. After all. the rookie outfielder won't even turn 20 years old until October. The Nationals led the NL East by 2 1/2 games after Saturday, and what's more, looked like they belonged in first place. (Associated Press)

    DALY: Great times may lie ahead for Nationals

    The idea of a baseball team — from April to October — being a central part of the sports conversation is entirely foreign to modern-day Washington.

  • 'Men in Black 3' takes down 'Avengers' with $55M

    The suits have knocked off the superheroes at the box office.

  • A visitor to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial touches the name of a fallen soldier etched on the wall of the memorial in Washington, Friday, May 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Obama honors Vietnam War veterans

    Beginning a yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, President Obama on Saturday called on Americans to thank veterans of that war during this weekend's Memorial Day observances.

  • The Washington Times

    DAVIS: Honoring our fallen by supporting their loved ones

    Memorial Day is the solemn occasion on which we respectfully remember those in uniform who have given their lives in service to our country. I can think of no better way to honor their memory than by recognizing and supporting the family members for whom they will forever be irreplaceable and those who served alongside them.

  • Wildfire blows heavy smoke near Disney World

    A wildfire that is burning in Orlando blew heavy smoke near the busy hotel and attractions district of Walt Disney World at the start of the busy Memorial Day weekend.

  • Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    NUGENT: God bless America's warriors

    Freedom isn't free. Never has been, never will be. Very special warriors have provided freedom at supreme sacrifice since time immemorial. Good people will never forget, and we celebrate Memorial Day with a hard-charging spirit in appreciation for hard-charging warriors.

  • Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    NAPOLITANO: What if we have only memories of freedom?

    What if Memorial Day reminds us of times when we had more freedom? What if freedom is dying right under our eyes? What if the memory of the past is more fulfilling than the reality of the present?

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