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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.
On Nov. 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered the following speech at the Dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg. We reprint in observance of Memorial Day.
Today is no holiday for America's best. Memorial Day will find our troops fighting terrorists and other enemies of freedom around the globe. For their sake, let's ponder what this holiday really means.
"At that moment, Major League Baseball games will pause, the National Memorial Day parade will halt, Amtrak trains will blow their whistles and buglers in military cemeteries will play taps," he said today in his weekly radio address.
"War is hell," said Civil War Gen. William T. Sherman, but its grim consequences are only a part of a traveling exhibition of combat photography called "The American Soldier."
When the Flying Thunder crew flew out of Murrieta, Calif., last Monday, they had one mission in mind — earning respect for Vietnam-era veterans that they say is long overdue.
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street ended a week of big losses with more selling yesterday as rising oil prices again raised worries that strained consumers will cut back spending and hurt the overall economy. The Dow Jones industrials fell nearly 150 points in the final session before the three-day holiday weekend.
Americans are about to fire up their barbecues for the start of the summer cookout season, and one thing has become painfully apparent: It's going to cost a lot more than it did last year to roast a burger, or just about any other barbecue favorite, on the grill.