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2013-05-24 16:21:01

Hundreds of thousands of roses to be placed on graves of soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery & cemeteries in 28 states WASHINGTON, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Volunteers throughout the nation are joining together for the third year this Memorial Day to honor the nation's fallen heroes by placing roses on graves at Arlington National Cemetery and cemeteries in 28 states around the country. Memorial Day Flowers, a charitable organization created by Ramiro Penaherrera, an...

2013-05-23 12:27:29

America's brave men and women in uniform are more likely to die from ALS than any other segment of the U.S. population WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Association joins the nation this Memorial Day to remember all of the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. During May, ALS Awareness Month, The ALS Association is also paying tribute to veterans like retired Air Force Technical Sergeant David Masters of Omaha, Nebraska, who fought...

2013-05-23 04:20:13

PHOENIX, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul is teaming up with The Memorial Day Foundation to remind the public to remember the true meaning of Memorial Day: "To remember that the true meaning of Memorial Day is to honor and remember those Americans who died defending freedom." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130523/LA19361) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090622/LA34860LOGO-b) Memorial Day IS NOT about getting an extra day off from work, having a picnic with...

2013-05-22 23:21:42

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) provides security tips for travelers headed on a three-day holiday. Irving, Texas (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Memorial Day is a highly anticipated holiday since it marks the unofficial start of summer vacation. This year, nearly 30 percent of Americans will use the three-day weekend as a reason to pack their bags and head out on the first trip of the season. But whether you´re celebrating the holiday with an extravagant getaway or simply taking a...

2013-05-22 23:02:42

Bodybuilding.com is giving back to those who have served us. This Memorial Day (May 27, 2013) Bodybuilding.com will be donating $1 from every purchase made between 12:01am — 11:59pm, regardless of the amount. Boise, ID (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Bodybuilding.com is giving back to those who have served us. This Memorial Day (May 27, 2013) Bodybuilding.com will be donating $1 from EVERY purchase made between 12:01am — 11:59pm, regardless of the amount. “We are extremely grateful...

2013-05-22 12:21:14

Illinois/Indiana travelers flying less while auto travel holds steady AURORA, Ill., May 22, 2013 ­/PRNewswire/ -- AAA Travel projects 34.8 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 0.9 percent decrease from the 35.1 million people who traveled last year. The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 23 to Monday, May 27. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100506/AAACHILOGO) In Illinois,...

2013-05-22 12:20:27

An up and down economy, fee fatigue, higher fares and travel frustration top causes for the decline ORLANDO, Fla., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AAA Travel projects 34.8 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 0.9 percent decrease from the 35.1 million people who traveled last year. The anticipated decline in holiday travel is predominately due to a decline in air travel of eight percent, fee fatigue among...

2013-05-22 08:24:32

AUSTIN, Texas, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Deals2Buy (www.deals2buy.com), a leading deals website for discounts and close-out inventory offers, today released the Memorial Day weekend edition of its monthly Deal Breaker Report, identifying the hottest deals available on Deals2Buy.com leading up to Memorial Day weekend. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121119/DA16114LOGO) Memorial Day weekend is often thought of as the unofficial start of summer, and according to a survey...

2013-05-20 23:15:21

Eco Wind Chimes is a family owned business that sells American made and sourced wind chimes. The company is offering a ten percent discount on all wind chimes purchased to help honor someone on Memorial Day. South Carolina (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Eco Wind Chimes is offering a ten percent discount on all of the company´s wind chime products through Memorial Day. The company, owned by Rachel and Stephen Betzen, sells quality products that are made and sourced in the USA. As a tribute to...

2013-05-20 16:21:52

Council encourages drivers to use extra caution to keep our roadways safe ITASCA, Ill., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today released its estimates of fatalities from traffic crashes for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, which begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 24, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 27. The Council estimates 407 traffic fatalities and another 43,500 medically consulted injuries may occur over the traditional summer...