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Did Memorial Day originate in SC?

Really has lost sight of what these days of post to mean. Notwithstanding the fact that contemporary celebrations of Memorial Day have more to do with three-day weekends, back yard barbecues, reckless episodes of alcohol abuse, and other frivolities, the original objective was to set aside a national spiritual holiday to remember and honor the courageous American men and women who sacrificed their very lives in the service of this blessed nation. Read More »

Tiger Woods arrested on DUI charges in South Florida

Woods, a Jupiter Island resident, was taken into custody at 3 a.m. on Military Trail South of Indian Creek Parkway. "I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions", Woods said in a statement Monday evening. Read More »

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's National Security Adviser, Dies


Brzezinski also helped in the normalization of USA relations with China in December 1978, when the two countries established formal diplomatic relations for the first time . "During his four years under Mr. Carter, beginning in 1977, thwarting Soviet expansionism at any cost guided much of American foreign policy, for better or worse". Read More »

'I didn't expect that to happen': father of Manchester bomber


Nearly one week after a suicide bomber killed 22 and wounded dozens more at her Manchester Arena appearance, Ariana Grande has announced she plans to return to Manchester for a benefit concert to raise money for attack victims. TMZ cited unnamed "sources familiar with the plans", writing earlier today that Grande will be headlining a major show in Manchester "a week from Sunday", meaning on June 4, should the sources' information be accurate. Read More »

Hundreds ignore rain to honor fallen at Fort Sam Cemetery

Walter Koopman, a Korean War veteran, read the poem "In Flanders Field", which was written by John McCrae in 1915. The cemetery opened in 2005 and features 544 acres that will serve as the resting place for an estimated 244,000 veterans and their dependents. Read More »

Memorial Day Ceremony in Biloxi

The cemetery was founded in 1845 and is believed to be the oldest burial spot for settlers in Winnebago County. The Marine Corps League Silver State Detachment 630 of Carson City is in its 29th year of honoring fallen Native American military veterans and current Native American service members. Read More »

Mom praises men killed defending daughter in Portland attack


Trump has condemned the stabbing, writing Monday on Twitter: "The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable". Witnesses said the three men tried to calm down the suspect, who was directing hate speech at two women on the train who are believed to be Muslim. Read More »

Memorial Day ceremony held at Bay Pines

Navy and served in John McCain's squadron in Jacksonville during the Vietnam area. 2017 is the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War I. "Lost about all of my shipmates", said Piland. But they banded together in service organizations and fought to advocate for the nationwide network of support we have today. Read More »

Memorial Day: 6 Things You May Know About the Holiday

Today is the last day of an extended holiday weekend. "It's not that they're doing it out of malice". It was also at that time the date came to include remembrances of veterans who died in every war, not just the Civil War, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs website. Read More »

'Lynching' has no place in Confederate statue debate


Oliver reacted to the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans by saying the leadership of New Orleans "should be lynched". Oliver did not immediately respond to email and phone messages from The Associated Press seeking comment Monday. Read More »

Child thrown from water park slide in California


Below is footage of the event happening. While the Emerald Plunge slide, under different names, is individually built for each water park it is installed at, it isn't unique. "We're not going to open it until we know what happened", Smith said. The boy slid metres on the concrete before he was assisted by a lifeguard. On the city's website, the Emerald Plunge is described as a "speed slide" that offers a view as guests plunge "straight down into the splashdown lane". Read More »

Delphos Memorial Day ceremony honors veterans

Iron Flag Company has announced that they are offering special discounts with a limited time Memorial Day sale offer. Each year, the group honors those who died while serving our country . "Friend of mine lost his life in Vietnam". Brown also says he was just grateful to see the city coming together to honor the fallen. "It's like losing a brother or sister", said Francisco Ureña, Secretary of Veterans' Services'. Read More »

Governor Walker declares State of Emergency following severe weather

The tornado struck the Prairie Lake Estates mobile home park Tuesday night, destroying 40 trailer homes . He estimated the park had around 50 homes. At least 20 people injured after apparent tornado strikes Chetek, Wisconsin , sheriff says - KSTP https://t.co/ynl09flCcx pic.twitter.com/QyROfWymGM- BuzzFeed Storm (BuzzFeedStorm) May 17, 2017 Just outside the state capital in Oklahoma another tornado hit a housing estate in Elk City, which bore the brunt of the damage. Read More »

Memorial Day Ceremony held at Bonaventure Cemetery


The soldiers from the regiment then patrol 24 hours a day during the weekend to ensure that each flag remains standing. A small, but appreciative crowd of about 200 people attended the Killeen Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, highlighted by a speech from a Fort Hood brigade commander. Read More »

Trump honors fallen and families in Memorial Day address

They deserve the best that we have to give, because they have given the best of themselves. "We couldn't worship God, we wouldn't have freedom of speech, we wouldn't have anything", said McGhee. Trump has been feeling particularly aggrieved in recent weeks by federal and congressional investigations into contacts between his associates and Russian government officials, including news reports that Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and top White House adviser, proposed establishing secret ... Read More »

GOP candidate charged with assault on reporter wins special election

Gianforte reportedly "body slammed" Jacobs at the candidate's campaign headquarters after receiving being questioned about the GOP's ObamaCare replacement plan. Initially, following the altercation, Gianforte's campaign had blamed Jacobs for the violent incident. President Donald Trump , 70, won Montana in the 2016 Election by over 20 points, so Democrats, despite losing this raise, are touting the closeness of the race as moral victory. Read More »

Mother to victims: 'You will always be our hero'

The suspect in the Portland attack is 35-year-old Jeremy Joseph Christian . Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts . Rick Best always worked hard, tried to help those around him and seemed to have a heart for public service. Dead are father-of-three Ricky John Best , 53, of Happy Valley, Ore., and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche , of Portland. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron says Bone-crushing Donald Trump Handshake was 'Not Innocent'


From the looks of the video, the 70-year-old Trump doesn't have quite such an easy time strong-arming people when they're prepared for it. Weighing in on the tense exchange between the two world leaders, body language expert and retired Federal Bureau of Investigation counterintelligence and counterterrorism operative Joe Navarro said that President Trump's behavior may indicate he does not understand the meaning of a handshake - particularly when meeting other political leaders. Read More »

6 facts about Memorial Day and how to celebrate it


On May 5, 1868, Civil War General John A. Logan - from Southern Illinois - called for a national day of remembrance. By 1882, Decoration Day became known as Memorial Day, and the holiday had broadened to honor fallen service members from all of America's wars and conflicts. Read More »

Germany's Merkel is a 'deeply convinced Atlanticist'

Britain reacted Monday to Angela Merkel's assertion that Germany could no longer "completely depend" on its traditional allies by saying it would continue to seek a "deep and special partnership" with Germany and the rest of Europe after Brexit . Read More »

Texas Legislature ends session, may be back soon


Monday is the last day of the regular session. Given Abbott's recent political posturing, a special session is all but assured, and the topics of discussion will relate to a "sunset bill" that would allow several crucial state agencies to continue operating, a property tax relief bill, and a "bathroom bill" restricting which public restrooms transgender people may use. Read More »

Britain's MI5 starts review on handling of intelligence on Manchester bomber


Two of those people have been released without charge. Pope Francis is urging prayers for the victims of the Manchester concert attack and has denounced how "so many young lives were cruelly broken". Counter-terrorism agencies are said to have placed the 22-year-old on a watch list after he was reported on five separate occasions for his extremist views. Read More »