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2011-05-24 08:42:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is greater significance to Memorial Day (May 30) than the start of the summer season. Memorial Day is a time to publicly show our respect for those who have lost their lives in defense of our country and to offer support to grieving loved ones. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO ) As we mark Memorial Day this year, we are a country involved in conflicts abroad. The ongoing fighting in Iraq and...

2011-05-24 12:02:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association and the Air Force Sergeants Association invite the public to join a commemorative Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony at 9 a.m., Monday, May 30, 2011, at the Air Force Memorial. Memorial Day recognizes and pays tribute to the many airmen, soldiers, marines and sailors who have died in service to our nation. This annual event serves as an opportunity to demonstrate our gratitude to the nation's millions of...

2011-05-24 10:02:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Insurance Department and the Department of Transportation today reminded residents who are planning Memorial Day parties to make sure their guests are not over-served alcohol and get home safely. Hosts should offer plenty of non-alcoholic beverages and food, and stop serving alcohol at least one hour before the party ends. "While guests should always practice responsible drinking, hosts can be held negligent if a...

2011-05-23 10:53:00

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Memorial Day, says Florida-based philanthropist Lois Pope, has become more about the unofficial start of summer and a day of huge sales at malls and retails stores across the country and less about its mission: honoring the millions of heroic men and women of our Armed Services who sacrificed so much defending our nation and the freedoms and ideals cherished by our citizenry. That, she says, is unacceptable. And, just as we must ensure...

2011-05-22 00:02:18

An electronic cigarette company, South Beach Smoke, will be donating 5% of the proceeds from their Memorial Day offer to the United Service Organization (USO). Electronic cigarettes are hand-held electronic devices that contain reusable batteries and disposable cartridges. South Beach Smoke's e-cigarettes flash vaporize a liquid nicotine solution producing vapor instead of smoke. Each cartridge is equivalent to one-and-a-half packs of traditional cigarettes. Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 21,...

2011-05-19 09:40:00

DEARBORN, Mich., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1.1 million Michiganians will travel on vacation during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, launching the start of the 2011 summer travel season, says AAA Michigan. State travel is projected to be up slightly from last year, while AAA projects 34.9 million travelers nationally, a slim increase of .02 percent. The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 26 to Monday, May 30. (Logo:...

2011-05-19 09:33:00

Despite gasoline prices above $4 per gallon in many regions and a slight decline in automobile travel, nearly 35 million Americans expected to travel this holiday weekend WASHINGTON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AAA projects 34.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a slight increase of 0.2 percent - or 100,000 travelers - from the 34.8 million people who traveled one year ago. The Memorial Day holiday travel period is...

2011-05-19 09:30:00

AURORA, Ill., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AAA projects 34.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a slight increase of 0.2 percent - or 100,000 travelers - from the 34.8 million people who traveled one year ago. The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 26 to Monday, May 30. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100506/AAACHILOGO) In Illinois, 1.8 million people will be traveling for the holiday...

2011-05-18 12:27:00

NEW YORK, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, renowned curators on the new social shopping site OpenSky including Chef Bobby Flay, TLC's Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, Country Music Legends The Judds, Real Housewife of NYC Kelly Killoren Bensimon and Host of Mad Hungry Lucinda Scala Quinn are offering fans a fun way to show their support for the troops who defend our freedom every day. Beginning Thursday, May 19 at 12:00 p.m. EDT each curator is...

2011-05-17 11:56:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of a national victory in the war against terrorism and in honor of the approaching 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Military Channel joins nearly 300,000 Americans as they rally behind our troops at the American Veterans Center's 2011 NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE in Washington, DC. During the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden, countless servicemen and -women made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and this year,...