From Mourning to Celebrating: Holidays in Israel

I haven’t been very good about blogging lately.

I like to think that I have a pretty good excuse though—I mean, I am here in Israel for only a few more months and it’s been a pretty crazy time so far! 641 more words

Don't Call Me A Hero: ANZAC Day

Australian TV has done episode after episode of ANZAC television, from miniseries to documentaries and everything in between. Up until moving to Australia, all I knew about Gallipoli was that it was a Mel Gibson film. 454 more words


Military Vets Plan To Summit Peak In Memorial Day Tribute

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Four military veterans are aiming to summit North America’s tallest mountain on Memorial Day, armed with the names of hundreds of Americans who have died while serving their country. 382 more words


Wander Minnesota: Memorial Day Resort Happenings

Sure, it’s a month away, but Memorial Day will arrive faster than you think. Many resorts are planning long-weekend festivities for that weekend, and booking ahead is recommended. 344 more words

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The Real First Decoration Day

Widely acknowledged as the precursor of Memorial Day, widespread observance of a Decoration Day began shortly after the end of hostilities in the Civil War, when citizens began decorating the graves of fallen soldiers. 645 more words


Get on your horses and giddy-up!

Lime Rock’s traditional Memorial Day weekend season-opener is only 2,419,200 seconds away. (That’s 28 days for those of you don’t want to thumb your calculator app.) 483 more words

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