#Memorial Day

San Diego County, CANBC San Diego

Memorial Day Beach Crowds Across San Diego County

Across San Diego County many chose to head to the beaches on Memorial Day, a scene much different than it was a year ago early on during the coronavirus pandemic. Popular Coronado Beach was visited by out-of-town tourists and locals alike. "This is probably the most crowded I've seen the...
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District Heights, MDNBC Washington

New Veterans Park Opens in District Heights on Memorial Day

After years of planning and construction, a new veterans park opened Monday in District Heights. It was a traditional Memorial Day ceremony, complete with the color guard and national anthem. “Today we honor and recognize the great men and women who gave their lives for freedom and safety in the...
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Congress & CourtsNew York Post

Kamala Harris blasted for ‘enjoy the long weekend’ tweet, with no mention of Memorial Day

Vice President Kamala Harris drew heat online Saturday for telling Americans to “enjoy the long weekend” — which ends with a national day of mourning. Harris tweeted the celebratory words Saturday afternoon, alongside a picture of herself smiling. She did not mention Memorial Day, the upcoming federal holiday reserved for honoring military members that have died protecting the US.
Michigan StateDetroit Free Press

Belle Isle closed due to overcrowding on Memorial Day

Michigan State Police closed Detroit's Belle Isle at about 8 p.m. Monday due to overcrowding, the agency announced on Twitter. Anyone trying to access the park after the closure would not be allowed entry. MSP also reminded visitors already on the island that the park closes at 10 p.m. The...
New Orleans, LAWDSU

Gold Star Family reflects on Memorial Day

NEW ORLEANS — This Memorial Day, we take time to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The freedoms we enjoy came at a cost, and for one South Louisiana family, that message is a daily reminder of their loss. "The insignia on that is for the 5th Marine and...

How Americans are spending their Memorial Day weekend

It's Memorial Day weekend in the United States, and many Americans are making the most of the holiday, which is sort of an unofficial start to the summer season. With Covid-19 cases dropping and more than half of all adults vaccinated, there's a renewed sense of optimism and hope in the country. People are making up for lost time, hanging out with friends and family and attending events.
PoliticsWashington Post

Memorial Day was political from the beginning. Here’s how the holiday was shaped by race and the Civil War.

This Memorial Day, many Americans are likely to be barbecuing, enjoying time with family and friends after the separations of the pandemic, or taking advantage of sales. A 2019 Economist-YouGov poll found that only 17 percent of Americans planned to do activities related to the official meaning of the federal holiday — commemorating troops killed in U.S. military conflicts — such as attending parades or memorial services or visiting gravesites.
FestivalFox News

Memorial Day: The history and meaning of the holiday

Memorial Day always falls on the last Monday of May. It's a day dedicated to honoring the men and women who have lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military. For military families, the day has great meaning. It's a day, they told Fox News, that comes with mixed emotions.
Nags Head, NCobxtoday.com

VIDEO: Memorial Day 2021

While the Town of Nags Head cancelled this year’s Memorial Day ceremony a few weeks ago, the town has produced a video to honor those who died serving in our nation’s armed forces explaining the history and importance of this important day. The town intends to honor all the men...
Public HealthCNN

What stores are open and closed on Memorial Day

(CNN) — A year ago, states were starting to ease coronavirus restrictions while warning Americans not to gather with large groups for Memorial Day out of concern for a second wave of infections. This year, celebrations for the unofficial start of summer may look a little more familiar now that...

The best Memorial Day deals: 200+ sales to shop today

(CNN) — A long weekend means an extra day to take advantage of the stellarMemorial Day sales happening across the web. So in between taking time to pay tribute to service members who gave their lives for our country and firing up the grill for a day of outdoor fun, be sure to check out our list of retailers offering up major savings on mattresses, furniture, TVs, appliances and much more below.
New Orleans, LAWDSU

Officer-involved shooting adds to Memorial Day weekend incidents

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Police Department reported during a press release addressing the increased crime over Memorial Day weekend that an officer-involved shooting took place near the 2000 block of Mirabeau Avenue last night. Police say officers responded to a domestic disturbance at the location and were immediately shot...
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3 dead, more than 30 shot over Memorial Day weekend, police say

CHICAGO – Memorial Day marks the traditional start to summer and in Chicago, it, unfortunately, coincides with a spike in violence. In preparation, the Chicago police announced last week that the department canceled days off and officers would work 12-hour shifts. This weekend, the department says more than 30 people were shot, three of them fatally. The weekend’s numbers are a far cry from 2020, however. Last year, Memorial Day weekend was the city’s most violent in five years.