"Rolling Thunder" gathered in Washington honoring past POWs, as well as rally for current POW Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Happy Memorial Day. I know for many of you, Memorial Day has become an extra day off, or the start of the summer. But it's a day on which we should spend a few moments remembering the million men and women who have died fighting for our country.
Memorial Day weekend has, over the years, turned in large part into something it was not originally intended to be:
CNN's Carl Azuz explains how Decoration Day became the holiday we celebrate this weekend.
Memorial Day is here and millions of Americans will be hitting the road to see family and friends, take a breather away from home. And luckily, after months of sky-high gas prices at the pump, they will find lower gas prices. Let's be grateful for this relief, even as we know prices can shoot back up with little warning -- as they did earlier in the spring -- bringing an unwelcome economic sting on top of the already tough situation many families are facing.
As the country heads into the Memorial Day weekend, there are still almost 1.5 million U.S soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines deployed in war zones or combat missions worldwide, and the 3,000th coalition service member, a U.S. sailor, has died in Afghanistan.
A brush fire near Disney World prompted authorities to bar traffic in both directions along a major central Florida highway for several hours at the beginning of the busy Memorial Day weekend, a police spokeswoman said.
Soldiers placed small American flags at the graves of more than 260,000 service members in Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.
As families prepare for air travel this coming Memorial Day weekend, United Airlines won't be offering early boarding to families in coach with small children.
Drivers are expected to encounter jam-packed highways during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, according to a survey released Tuesday by AAA.
Last month, two political scientists published one of those rare op-eds that gets the political community talking.
Imagine a future in which you always know the date of baseball's opening day. Or that your birthday is always on a Tuesday (sorry). Or that New Year's Eve is always on a Saturday.
Journalism can be an unforgiving profession. Mistakes are easy to make, and they're usually made publicly, which means red faces and awkward apologies all around. The only comfort is that everybody -- EVERYBODY -- makes them at some point.
CNN's Brooke Baldwin shares her most hilarious screw-ups and tell you how to avoid the same mistakes.
"Inventory overhang drove furniture prices down as much as 25% in 2008, but they're going back up," says industry analyst Jerry Epperson of Mann Armistead & Epperson. That's for new pieces, mind you.
Lauren Liggett, a 22-year-old college student from Carthage, Mo., found herself hooked the moment she saw the pilot episode of the TLC reality show "Extreme Couponing" in December. She began scouring the Internet for couponing websites, bought copies of the Sunday newspaper for the circulars, and headed to the grocery store to shop for her family -- her mom, Joyce, a realtor, and her dad, Larry, a retired IBM engineer who works part-time as a car salesman. The Liggetts are not struggling financially -- they have a low-six-figure income -- but since Lauren lives at home and her parents are paying for college, she wanted to help out. On that first shopping trip, she presented her coupons to the cashier and felt the adrenaline rush of watching her total drop from $263 to $50. "Pretty good for my first time!" she recalls.
Lauren Liggett, a 22-year-old college student from Carthage, Mo., found herself hooked the moment she saw the pilot episode of the TLC reality show "Extreme Couponing" in December. She began scouring the Internet for couponing websites, bought copies of the Sunday newspaper for the circulars, and headed to the grocery store to shop for her family -- her mom, Joyce, a realtor, and her dad, Larry, a retired IBM engineer who works part-time as a car salesman.
Sometimes it's not about the destination -- it's about the journey.
An eyewitness to a fatal police shooting in Miami Beach last week claims police officers attempted to confiscate the video he filmed of the incident, and even crushed his phone underfoot in an attempt to destroy the recording.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on video of a police shooting in Miami Beach.
Like the Griswolds, Americans are ready to hit the road for their summer vacation.
Miami Beach authorities are disputing an allegation by a witness to a fatal police shooting in Florida that his cell phone was "smashed" by officers because he filmed their actions.
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Alameda, California, has immediately changed its policies after first responders watched a man drown in San Francisco Bay and did nothing to rescue him.
Alameda, California's interim fire chief responds to outrage after first responders let a man drown in the ocean.
More than 1,600 people within a 10-mile stretch of central Florida's Atlantic beaches have been stung in the past week by a distinctive species of jellyfish not indigenous to North America, a rescue official said Tuesday.
Home prices. Consumer sentiment. A purchasing manager's index. Investors had to deal with all three reports on Tuesday -- and a lot more are coming.
Sell in May and go away? Someone forgot to tell Netflix investors about that little saying.
"We don't know what is going on inside of most people," she Tweeted
Politicians were in plentiful supply this Memorial Day as the ramp-up to the 2012 presidential election began in earnest.
Soldiers pay their respects and lay flags at the headstones of the graves of fallen soldiers at Arlington Cemetery.
Legions of jellyfish spoiled the Memorial Day weekend for those trying to enjoy the beach in Florida. WFTV reports.
Hundreds of people trying to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend on Atlantic beaches in central Florida encountered an unwelcome surprise: swarms of purplish, stinging jellyfish.
President Barack Obama led the nation's Memorial Day observances Monday, laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknowns and declaring that Americans owe "a debt to our fallen heroes that we can never fully repay."
The president takes part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.
"How do you wear all this leather and stay cool?" biker Palin asked another woman
Last week's volcanic eruption in Iceland combined with the storms that pummeled Dallas/Fort Worth airport provided a good reminder that Mother Nature can wreak havoc on flight schedules. With Memorial Day marking the official beginning of the summer travel season, it's a good for a refresher on what to do when weather ruins your travel plans.
On Memorial Day, we thought it might be a good time to take a look at some of the rules for respectfully displaying the American flag, as dictated by the United States Flag Code.
INDIANAPOLIS -- It had all the ingredients to be a historic day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
New York's DJ Kiss, who has spun for Madonna and Diddy, wants People.com readers to hear some of her favorite tunes
Eleven-year-old Anthony Balmer is excited to be back at camp this Memorial Day weekend. It's a place for him to play games, talk to his mentor, and visit some historical sites around Washington. But, he says, he feels a mix of emotions: "Mostly here you get happiness and sadness."
A camp for kids of fallen soldiers helps them to cope with the loss of their loved ones. CNN's Sandra Endo reports.
The high price of gas is forcing many Americans to change their travel plans for the Memorial Day weekend, according to a survey released Friday.
How do they count the cost? How do they remember the fallen?
One year after the oil spill, The Hangout Festival is estimated to pump 20 million dollars into Alabama's Gulf Coast.
Workers involved in the tourism industry along the U.S. Gulf Coast hope this Memorial Day weekend is one of their best in a long time. The threat of oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill kept many tourists away from beach communities last year.
Yields are hovering around their lowest levels of the year, as traders enter a long holiday weekend and end a volatile May, which technically has one more trading day to go.
The American Idol alum says she "got a head start" on her career by being eliminated early
A government agency is advising thousands of public swimming pools around the United States that they should not open this Memorial Day weekend because of concerns over potentially deadly drain covers.
Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the power tool manufacturer Stihl Inc. is recalling 2.3 million gas-powered lawn tools because of potential burn hazards.
Thinking about taking a break for Memorial Day?
Rolling Stone movie critic Peter Travers doesn't understand why people still want to see the "Pirates" movies.
For every man or woman serving our country in the U.S. military, there is a family left behind. The massive military deployment in the past 10 years has left the families of our armed forces stretched emotionally and financially.
Americans aren't canceling their travel plans for Memorial Day weekend, despite gas prices at or near record highs in many parts of the country, according to an annual forecast released Thursday.
Sound the trumpets! We're mere weeks away from Memorial Day, moving inchworm-style toward the unofficial season of gift exchange: weddings, bridal showers, anniversaries, housewarmings, graduations -- and doesn't it seem like an awful lot of people have birthdays this month?
Investors poured back into commodities Monday, with silver and oil leading the way higher after getting hammered last week.
The recent surge in gas prices showed some signs of cracking Friday, but economists say consumers shouldn't get their hopes up yet.
Eye-popping gas prices on a weekend trip to Yosemite National Park in California have Damaris Santos-Palmer rethinking a family road trip.
Back in the day, the knock on Hollywood was that it produced too many two-dimensional characters. Now moviegoers are beginning to grumble about paying up to see them in the third dimension as well.
In case you hadn't noticed, for the past two months, a 2-foot-wide pipe in the Gulf of Mexico has been spewing oil to the tune of an estimated 2.5 million gallons a day. We went down to Louisiana over the Memorial Day weekend to see some of the damage for ourselves.
VBS travels to Louisiana to see the effects of the Gulf oil spill and dig for answers. Go to VBS.TV for more.
By the time Memorial Day weekend rolls around, there are always at least a few contenders for the "song of the summer" title, but it's getting increasingly difficult to tell which will take the honor.
The actor calls the Mad Men actress "just a friend of mine," after the two were linked at a Memorial Day party
The number of first-time filers for unemployment insurance fell last week, according to a government report released Thursday.
The corporate bond market is in the middle of a slump as the appetite for riskier assets has once again dwindled.
â¢ After a whirlwind week promoting his new movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Jake Gyllenhaal was in the mood to kick back. The actor started his weekend with a big night out at L.A.'s Trousdale Lounge, where he sat in the back room sipping vodka along with a large group of friends. Later, he was spotted at Lamill Coffee Boutique in Silver Lake twice - first for a steak and eggs brunch with a couple and their little girl, then again for a Memorial Day breakfast after riding his motorcycle. During the brunch, the actor "seemed to enjoy playing with the couple's daughter," an onlooker says.
Treasurys advanced Tuesday as stocks recovered earlier losses and trading volume remained low following a long holiday weekend.
Oil prices fell below $73 a barrel Tuesday, after downbeat overseas manufacturing data raised concerns that global fuel demand will remain low.
President Obama tells onlookers to head to their cars because of a rain delay at a Memorial Day event in Illinois.
Ten people were injured after a Marine aircraft blew tree branches and debris into a crowd during a Memorial Day event.
The wind blast from a Marine Corps tilt-rotor aircraft performing a Memorial Day demonstration Monday caused tree limbs to fall, leaving 10 people injured.
Even though we as a nation and a people are enmeshed in two wars that have dragged on for nearly a decade, the days set aside each year to honor our veterans and remember those who have fallen in combat seem to have lost their meaning for most.
The eyes of the nation turn to Arlington National Cemetery each Memorial Day weekend. Here, among the familiar iconic white granite markers, privates lie side-by-side with generals. For a nation at war, these lines grow longer every day.
The parish president said his knees got weak. The congressman said it was like a punch to the stomach, but that his constituents are resilient.
Several veterans and conservative bloggers are taking issue with President Barack Obama choosing not to attend the Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Vice President Joe Biden is attending in his place.
Viewers tell us whether they think there should be an Iraq War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
While the Indy 500 champ depends on raw speed, capturing the Coke 600 comes through survival of the fittest. The longest race on the NASCAR circuit, those extra 100 miles on parts and pieces historically made machine, not man, first priority, in the spirit of the old adage, "To finish first, you must first finish."
The dollar was mixed against other currencies in thin and volatile trade Friday ahead of the U.S. holiday weekend.
Gas prices have been drifting lower over the past few weeks, which is welcome news for drivers who are gearing up to hit the road for Memorial Day weekend.
The water is clear, the sand is sugar-white and the beaches are as inviting as ever along most of the Gulf Coast, but images from the massive BP oil spill have prompted many tourists to bolt to other destinations this Memorial Day weekend.
A dolphin tour boat captain discusses his fears about the Gulf Coast oil spill. CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports.
U.S. stocks were set for a positive start Friday as investors looked to extend the previous session's big rally.
The federal government gave partial approval Thursday to Louisiana's plan to keep oil out of coastal estuaries by dredging up new barrier islands, the official leading the government's response to the Gulf of Mexico spill said.
After surging 4% the day before, oil prices climbed again Thursday after Chinese officials denied reports that they're reconsidering the country's holdings in European bonds.
Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember the U.S. troops who have died. One way to honor the fallen troops is to volunteer at a veterans cemetery. And while there are opportunities on Memorial Day, there are other ways you can help all year long.
Oil rose about 4% Wednesday, as world financial markets rebounded from losses the day before and traders welcomed a supply report that showed gasoline stocks declined last week.
Memorial Day weekend is almost here, but don't let the heat melt your judgment when it comes to dressing for the office.
Memorial Day travel is expected to increase this year, thanks to healthier economic conditions, according to a report released Thursday by motorist group AAA.
The newly minted action hero, who stars in The Prince of Persia, is sitting down with PEOPLE to answer your questions
Gas prices have been drifting lower over the past week, which is welcome news for drivers who are gearing up to hit the road for Memorial Day weekend.