Memorial Day

Huckabee decided the best way to start out celebrating Memorial Day weekend was to get in some cheap shots and attack the Commander in Chief with more scandal-mongering, before feigning concern for the troops that his party loves to put in harms way with their push to keep the United States in a state of perpetual war. Read more...
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President Barack Obama has laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in a visit to Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for many American war heroes. Read more...
Some thoughts on why Memorial Day matters. Read more...
The senior Republican senator from South Carolina -- who serves in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and opposes taking sexual assault cases out of the military chain of command -- says that women in the armed services "put up with way too much crap." Read more...

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Continuing a 40 year tradition, the 3rd U.S. Infantry placed flags at the grave markers of those buried in Arlington National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day. The practice is known as, "flags in." Read more...
In this week’s address, President Obama commemorates Memorial Day by paying tribute to the men and women in uniform who have given their lives in service to our country. Read more...
May 30, 1942 - An Ironic Memorial Day In 1942.
May 30, 1942 - Memorial Day in 1942. Desert Fighting in Libya. U.S. troops in Northern Ireland. Suspected IRA security leaks to Germany. Fighting around Port Moresby in Pacific. U.S. arms arrive in Russia. No holiday for Defense workers. Capitol Hill to consider drafting of married men. Read more...
On Monday, President Obama commemorated Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery, declaring “Today we come together as Americans to pray, to reflect and to remember these heroes.” But across the country in San Diego, his GOP rival Mitt Read more...
May 29, 1941 - The Propaganda Machine And The Invasion Of Crete.
May 29, 1941 - news of latest German bomber raids on England and Northern Ireland. RAF raids on French coast. German invasion of Crete. Berlin reaction to latest FDR Fireside chat, ratchets up Anti-U.S. propaganda. Vichy France declares a stepped up effort to equip it's air force, seen as a ploy for France to manufacture more planes for Germany. Washington reacts to German reaction. Latest fighting in Africa, centered around Tobruk. Read more...