HUDSON, Ohio (AP) — A retired U.S. Army officer whose speech about freed Black slaves honoring fallen Civil War soldiers was censored by organizers of a Memorial Day ceremony will get another chance to deliver it.
HUDSON, Ohio (AP) — Both organizers of a Memorial Day ceremony have now resigned under pressure after they silenced a retired U.S. Army officer’s microphone while he was talking about how freed Black slaves honored fallen soldiers just after the Civil War.
MIAMI (AP) — Officials in Miami and relatives of victims are pleading with the community for information on suspects in a shooting at a banquet hall that killed three people and wounded 20 others. Police have made no arrests.
The head of an American Legion post in Ohio stepped down Friday amid criticism following the decision of Memorial Day ceremony organizers to turn off a retired U.S. Army officer's microphone while he was speaking about how freed Black slaves honored fallen soldiers just after the Civil War.
HUDSON, Ohio (AP) — Organizers of a Memorial Day ceremony turned off a speaker’s microphone when the former U.S. Army officer began talking about how freed Black slaves had honored fallen soldiers soon after the Civil War.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania mall says it will install surveillance cameras and take other measures to beef up security following criticism from officials after gunshots that prompted a lockdown and an evacuation of shoppers over the Memorial Day weekend.
DEWEY BEACH, Del. (AP) — A woman has died after a balcony collapse in Dewey Beach on Memorial Day.
Officers called to a home on Read Avenue on Monday afternoon found that a third-floor balcony gave way and two Ohio women fell about 10 feet to the deck below, Dewey Beach police said.
GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A dispute at a crowded Memorial Day block party in a Cleveland suburb ended in a shooting that left a man dead and four people wounded, including two teenagers.
The shooting in Garfield Heights occurred around 10:30 p.m.
DALLAS (AP) — Panicked shoppers rushed out of Dallas mall on Memorial Day after a man banged a skateboard on the ground in the food court and made hand gestures as if he was shooting, police said.
“That sound obviously caused a panic," Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia said.
A nation slowly emerging from social distancing measures imposed by the coronavirus pandemic honored generations of U.S. veterans killed in the line of duty on a Memorial Day observed without the severe pandemic restrictions that affected the day of tribute just a year ago.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities said a huge American flag and several smaller flags were stolen from a Southern California veterans cemetery over the Memorial Day weekend.
Les' Melnyk, a spokesperson for the Department of Veterans Affairs' National Cemetery Administration, said the garrison flag at Los Angeles National Cemetery was reported stolen sometime late Sunday or early Monday.
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is reporting two new confirmed COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths
FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Army’s largest basic training facility, located in South Carolina, is holding ceremonies to commemorate Memorial Day.
Members of leadership at Fort Jackson in Columbia will hold a small event Monday to include remarks by Fort Jackson Commander Brig.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George W. Bush spent his Memorial Day morning in Maine at a brief honor service before paying tribute to his late parents.
He marched with members of the American Legion Post 159 to a service on a bridge linking Kennebunk and Kennebunkport.
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden marked his first Memorial Day weekend as commander in chief by honoring the nation’s sacrifices in a deeply personal manner as he paid tribute Sunday to those lost while remembering his late son Beau, a veteran who died six years ago to the day.
NEW YORK (AP) — Moviegoing increasingly looks like it didn't die during the pandemic. It just went into hibernation.
John Krasinski's thriller sequel “A Quiet Place Part II” opened over the Memorial Day weekend to a pandemic-best $48.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) — One of Wisconsin's major tourist attractions is making do during Memorial Day weekend with fewer workers, hoping that more will arrive during the summer.
Tom Diehl is the president of the Attractions Association and Tommy Bartlett Inc.
BOSTON (AP) — A pair of military vets navigate the hilly, meandering paths in a historic cemetery in Boston, searching out soldiers' graves and planting American flags in front of them.
About 10 miles away, scores of other vets and volunteers do the same, placing more than 37,000 small flags on the downtown Boston Common — a sea of red, white and blue meant to symbolize all the Massachusetts soldiers killed in battle since the Revolutionary War.
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — One Georgia university has hundreds of American flags on display in memory of fallen soldiers.
The Military and Veteran Services office at Georgia Southern University planted 570 flags along Sweetheart Circle in the heart of the Statesboro campus in advance of Memorial Day.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At San Francisco's waterfront, the sea lions are attracting a steady stream of tourists. In Santa Monica, the parking lot to the beach and amusement park quickly filled up. Meanwhile, many campgrounds, restaurants and hotels say they're fully booked.
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — This year the Memorial Day parade, the band and barbecue are back in St. Johnsbury after the coronavirus pandemic altered the event last year.
Unlike a year ago, folks are going to be taking to their cars this weekend in New England as fear about the spread of COVID-19 eases.
AAA estimates that 1.7 million people will travel 50 miles or more from their homes.
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — The White River VA Medical Center will be holding a Memorial Day ceremony online on Sunday.
Chaplain Anthony Madu will speak, a memorial wreath will be placed and Taps will be played during the Facebook Live event at 10 a.m.
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — An informal Memorial Day observance will be held at Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island.
The ceremony is to start at 8:30 a.m. Monday behind the fort and continue to the post cemetery.
MIAMI (AP) — Expect crowded airports and busy hotels, and tough luck finding an inexpensive rental car if you're traveling to Florida for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. But if you need a last-minute COVID-19 shot, Miami International Airport is the place to be.
Americans hit the road in near-record numbers at the start of the Memorial Day weekend, as their eagerness to break free from coronavirus confinement overcame higher prices for flights, gasoline and hotels.
CHICAGO (AP) — Beaches in Chicago were washed out by high waves Friday on the first day the city was to reopen Lake Michigan to swimming since summer 2019.
Waves reached up to 11 feet (3.35 meters) high, closing many of the beaches that had been set to open for the first time since Sept.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says people traveling for Memorial Day weekend should be patient because there will be long lines at U.S.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Economic signs are pointing up for Nevada gambling and tourism heading into the Memorial Day holiday weekend, with reports on Thursday showing that casinos won $1 billion in April for the second month in a row, and monthly visitor volume increased for a fourth straight month.
NEW YORK (AP) — Memorial Day weekend gasoline prices are at their highest levels in seven years, but experts don’t expect the steep prices at the pumps to keep eager motorists off the road.
After more than a year of caution during the coronavirus pandemic, there's pent-up demand for travel.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — COVID-19 vaccines will be available to Memorial Day weekend travelers up and down Illinois.
The state announced clinics at Union Station in Chicago and four TravelCenters of America locations in Mount Vernon, Troy, Effingham and Bloomington.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading into the Memorial Day travel weekend, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and other members of his party are falsely blaming President Joe Biden for higher gasoline and lumber costs.
Last Memorial Day, Americans were dizzy from the pandemic, recession and widespread shutdowns.
Many had shopping for hand sanitizer and toilet paper on the brain.
But this May, life seems to be blooming again ahead of the unofficial start of summer.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say almost all construction-related highway lane closures will be paused for Memorial Day weekend.
According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the lane closures will be on pause for interstates and state routes from Friday through early next Tuesday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas chapel plans to honor the military on Memorial Day by offering a chance to say “I do.”
KVVU-TV reports that the Little Vegas Chapel is offering weddings free of charge Monday for active-duty officers.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices appear to have stabilized in New Jersey and around the nation in the runup to the Memorial Day weekend.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.06, unchanged from a week ago.
U.S. highways will be far busier over the Memorial Day holiday weekend than last year, but traffic still won't reach pre-pandemic levels, according to a forecast by the AAA auto club.
AAA officials say travel will increase because more Americans have been vaccinated against COVID-19 — about one-third of U...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Central Kentucky Veterans Committee is looking for volunteers to help place flags and honor veterans this Memorial Day.
The organization plans to place flags at the gravesites of 17,000 veterans buried at the Lexington Cemetery and at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville, Army veteran Denny Hart told MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State offices were closed Monday in Alabama and Mississippi for Confederate Memorial Day, which a watchdog group used to call for the removal of additional monuments to the Confederacy...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State offices were closed Monday in Alabama and Mississippi for Confederate Memorial Day, which a watchdog group used to call for the removal of additional monuments to the Confederacy...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel marked its national Memorial Day for fallen soldiers on Wednesday, in a year when national attention has been focused on the plight of veterans suffering from psychological trauma...
HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — Haverhill is planning to honor its veterans as well as city residents currently serving in the military this Memorial Day with banners throughout the downtown area...
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Stir-crazy in some cases after the dreary Summer of COVID-19, Americans headed into the Labor Day weekend amid warnings from public health officials not to make the same mistakes they did over Memorial Day and July Fourth...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lauded Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey at the White House on Wednesday, as he pointed to the state as a model for the nation for handling “embers" of the coronavirus...
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Orbit said Monday it has determined what caused the failure of its debut rocket launch and is working toward a second flight that will carry small satellites for NASA...
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (AP) — No additional cases of the new coronavirus have been reported stemming from the crowded pool parties at Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks over the Memorial Day weekend, the state's top health official said...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Leaders in Kansas City, St. Louis and the state of Kansas urged people who partied close together at Lake of the Ozarks over the Memorial Day weekend to self-quarantine for two weeks, amid fears that the gatherings documented in social media postings will lead to a resurgence of the coronavirus...
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more than two months on Monday as he marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a veterans park near his Delaware home...