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Memorial Day history

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans -- the Grand Army of...

Memorial – Veterans Day: What’s the difference?

There are lots of reminders out there that Memorial Day is about more than a day off or barbecue. It’s also about more than thanking...

USS Constitution to fire 21-gun salute, host Facebook Live Memorial Day...

To commemorate Memorial Day, USS Constitution will host a Facebook live event honoring USS Constitution’s fallen crew members at 11:30 a.m. and will fire...

Secretary of Defense to hosts wreath ceremony at Arlington on Memorial...

Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper will host a wreath ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 25, at 9 a.m., EDT,...

Air Force Recruiting, NASCAR to Honor Fallen Tuskegee Airman Memorial Day...

Air Force Recruiting Service and Richard Petty Motorsports will pay tribute to an American hero and fallen Tuskegee Airman, Capt. Lawrence E. Dickson, as...

Reflections on mission Memorial Day

“Honorable.” That was the word used to describe the kind of work I would be involved in at Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations at...

Arlington updates visitation procedures for Memorial Day weekend

Arlington National Cemetery remains open only to family pass holders during the Memorial Day weekend.  There are no current plans to change the status...

VA national cemeteries to commemorate Memorial Day

Cemeteries will will be open for public visitation The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration announced will commemorate Memorial Day this year with...

Century-old memorabilia box opened at Arlington Cemetery

An interdisciplinary team recently unsealed a memorabilia box more than a 100 years old at Arlington National Cemetery, in honor of the Memorial Amphitheater’s...