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2011-05-12 15:40:00

Troop Support Nonprofit Challenges America PASADENA, Calif., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Soldiers' Angels calls on all Americans to actively observe Memorial Day this May 30 by participating in an official Moment of Remembrance or undertaking other acts in honor of the over 1.3 million service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Americans often observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials, attending parades, concerts and memorial...

2011-05-11 15:01:00

NORWALK, Conn., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago's tony North Michigan Avenue is the most popular destination for Memorial Day 2011, according to priceline.com's (Nasdaq: PCLN) annual survey of the 50 top destinations for the holiday that traditionally kicks off the summer travel season. In the nine years that priceline.com has published the list, Chicago has taken the top spot four times, tying the record set by Las Vegas in 2009. Priceline.com's Memorial Day Top 50 list is based on...

2011-05-11 11:57:00

NEW ORLEANS, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What is Memorial Day? A new poll commissioned by The National WWII Museum reveals the nation is in danger of forgetting. Eighty percent of all Americans confess to having "little" or "some" knowledge of the holiday. Just 20 percent claim to be "very familiar" with the day's purpose, which is to honor those who have died while fighting the nation's wars. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110511/DA00305) In response, The National WWII...

2011-05-10 11:05:00

NEW YORK, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Slightly more Americans will be hitting the highways, skyways, railways and waterways over the Memorial Day weekend and holiday this year as compared to 2010, but higher transportation and leisure costs will influence their travel plans, according to a new survey from Deloitte. The Deloitte survey reveals a slight uptick for expected Memorial Day travel as 22 percent of respondents plan on taking a leisure trip, compared with the 19 percent who...

2011-05-10 10:38:00

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today marks the launch of the Remembering Our Fallen online initiative, a new "virtual wall" of remembrance designed to feature personal stories about war veterans and fallen or injured members from America's Armed Forces. The announcement was made by Michael Colbert, producer for Capital Concerts, Inc, the non-profit organization and the nation's leading producer of live patriotic television shows, including PBS's highest-rated...

2010-10-13 09:11:00

GEORGETOWN, Texas, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning Sunday, October 17, over 700 Sport Clips stores will kick off the company's annual "Help A Hero" fundraising campaign supporting the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) Operation Uplink(TM) in their communities across the country. In its fourth year supporting Operation Uplink, a program that offers free call days for deployed and hospitalized American service members, Sport Clips hopes to raise $300,000. Donations to "Help A Hero" will be...

2010-05-28 17:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in honor of Memorial Day, which will be celebrated on Monday, May 31: "On Memorial Day, we honor all of the men and women who have served our nation in battle - and continue to serve today. From the beaches of Normandy to the mountains of Afghanistan, they have fought on behalf of our safety and security. In every war and on every front, they have laid their lives on the line in the...

2010-05-28 09:43:00

DC SCHOOL MARCHING BANDS, GARY SINISE, GENERAL PETER PACE, JOE MANTEGNA, & HEROES OF EVERY GENERATION WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Memorial Day Parade Presented by Boeing will take place Monday, May 31, 2010 at 2:00 PM on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th Streets NW. Nearly 300,000 Americans are expected in what has become the nation's largest Memorial Day event. The parade will include marching bands and musical entertainers, celebrity military...

2010-05-27 12:15:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Father Rick Curry, the founder of the Writers Program for Wounded Warriors, will deliver remarks at the traditional Memorial Day ceremony held at the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Front and Spruce streets. The noon ceremony on Monday, May 31, will also feature "echo taps" by two Philadelphia Police buglers and two firing squads from the VVA Chapter 266 and the police. Wreaths will be presented and a stirring rendition of "Danny Boy" will be...

2010-05-27 08:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Though NASCAR Sprint Cup racing teams may be known for their intense competition on the track, there is one thing they always come together for off the track - their support for our nation's armed forces. This Memorial Day, two teams in particular are taking that support to another level. In partnership with the Armed Forces Foundation, Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) have put together a series of weekend...