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Americans gather to honor fallen service members

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 12:54pm EDT

Tags: veterans

The Meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor those members of the military who died in the line of duty. Submit photos of your loved ones to include in our special Memorial Day gallery.

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 10:49am EDT


2013 Memorial Day events around the region

Check out WTOP's list of ways to honor those who have served for the U.S.

Monday - 05/27/2013, 06:57am EDT

Tags: Memorial Day weekend, michelle basch,

Memorial Day Parade a chance to engage with service members

The National Memorial Day Parade brings national attention to military service members and retired veterans. It's also a day for the country to engage with men and women who've served.

Monday - 05/27/2013, 05:43am EDT

Tags: thomas warren, national memorial day parade

Record-breaking attendance expected for Memorial Day survivors' gathering

A record number of families will gather in Arlington this weekend to honor their fallen military service members and to find support and comfort from other families coping with similar losses.

Friday - 05/24/2013, 05:43am EDT

Tags: TAPS, kathy stewart


Memorial Day weekend one of the most dangers for drivers

Memorial Day weekend can be a dangerous time of year on the roads with more people traveling and attending parties and barbecues.

Friday - 05/24/2013, 05:40am EDT

Tags: drunk driving, Washington Regional Alcohol Program, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, driving, Travel

Memorial Day travel advice: Leave when you don't want to leave

More than 30 million plan to hit the roads Memorial Day weekend.

Friday - 05/24/2013, 05:31am EDT

Tags: Bob Marbourg, AAA, del walters, vacation, Travel


Kenny Chesney, NSO headline long weekend of music

This weekend includes several musical tributes for Memorial Day, from country superstar Kenny Chesney to the National Symphony Orchestra.

Friday - 05/24/2013, 03:18am EDT

Tags: tim bracken, backstage, commodores, Kenny Chesney, National Symphony Orchestra,

Flags bedeck Arlington Cemetery

Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, the Army's official ceremonial unit, Thursday placed flags before the graves and niches of all service members buried at both Arlington and the U.S. Soldier's and Airmen's Home National Cemetery.

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 02:38pm EDT

Tags: Arlington National Cemetery, Soldier

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