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2012-05-21 06:20:32

DEARBORN, Mich., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1.1 million Michigan residents will travel 50 miles or more on vacation during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, launching the start of the 2012 summer travel season, says AAA Michigan. State travel is projected to be up slightly this holiday, compared to last year. AAA projects 34.8 million travelers nationally, an increase of 1.2 percent. The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 24 to Monday,...

2012-05-17 02:24:50

PALATINE, Ill., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the 23rd annual Weber GrillWatch(TM) Survey, 71 percent of American grill owners fire up their backyard grill on Memorial Day, a 10 percent jump from last year. "We continue to see a rise in the number of people grilling for nearly all major holidays, including Memorial Day, the Fourth of July (90 percent), Father's Day (53 percent) and even birthdays (76 percent)," said Brooke Jones, Director of Marketing for Weber-Stephen Products...

2012-05-15 06:21:37

AURORA, Ill., May 15, 2012­ /PRNewswire/ -- AAA projects 34.8 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, an increase of 1.2 percent - or 500,000 travelers - from the 34.3 million people who traveled one year ago. The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 24 to Monday, May 28. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100506/AAACHILOGO) In Illinois, 1.8 million people will be traveling for the...

2012-05-15 02:27:43

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today ordered all U.S. and Pennsylvania flags at commonwealth facilities statewide to be flown at half-staff today, Tuesday, May 15, to recognize National Peace Officers Memorial Day. The U.S. Congress created Peace Officers Memorial Day to honor the memory of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Pennsylvania officers killed in the line of duty during 2011 included Deputy Sheriff Kyle...

2012-05-09 06:28:16

NEW YORK, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LittleMissMatched (LMM), www.littlemissmatched.com, the innovative tween brand that launched with the simple mission of encouraging individual style, wants you to help them celebrate National Lost Sock Memorial Day! WHAT IS LOST SOCK MEMORIAL DAY? You know how you're always losing socks in the dryer & you're left with that single lonely sock? Well, Lost Sock Memorial Day, celebrated each year on May 9th, is a day to celebrate the mysterious...

2012-04-27 06:22:24

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement on the observance of Workers' Memorial Day: "Tomorrow, April 28, is Workers' Memorial Day, an occasion for reflection and remembrance of the thousands of workers who needlessly have suffered fatal injuries on the job every year. We also think of those workers who have been seriously injured or sickened as a result of preventable workplace hazards. "We are never...

2012-04-27 06:22:16

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - joined forces with a coalition of worker safety organizations to kick-off "The Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction!" - a national initiative aimed at promoting general safety on job sites and preventing falls, the leading cause of construction deaths in the U.S. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO) The campaign launches...

2012-04-19 06:25:14

- General Colin Powell, Daughtry, Natalie Cole, Trace Adkins, Selma Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Dennis Franz and Russell Watson Join Co-Hosts Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise - WASHINGTON, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of Memorial Day, a star-studded line-up will grace the stage for one of PBS' highest-rated programs, the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT. The multi award-winning television event has truly become an American tradition, honoring the service and sacrifice of all...

2012-04-12 02:30:21

NEW YORK, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the calendar inches closer to the end of May, there are various things that Americans start to look forward to. Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and with that comes the beginning of the summer driving season. This means that higher gas prices are going to have an impact, not only on driving, but also on other things as well. According to a new Harris Poll, over half of Americans who own a vehicle (55%) say they have cut back on...

2012-02-15 08:50:00

The American Veterans Center is proud to take the lead in bringing major tribute to Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2012 National Memorial Day Parade, our nation's largest Memorial Day parade, will feature a special tribute recognizing the sacrifices made by those who have served in the war in Iraq, and welcoming home those who have served. The parade will mark the first major public event in Washington paying...