Obama honors the fallen on Memorial Day weekend


by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer Rather than kick their feet up this Memorial Day weekend, the astronauts aboard the International Space Station will be unloading cargo from the first private spacecraft ever to visit the orbiting lab.

While not officially Memorial Day my wife and I attended a funeral today in Arlington Cemetery; the funeral was near the Amphitheater and the Tomb of the Unknown, after the funeral my wife and I took a few minutes to

Flags flutter Friday behind a cannon near the World War I veterans section at the Marion Cemetery before Monday's Memorial Day observances. / James Miller/The Marion Star ยป The Memorial Day service will start at 10:30 am Monday at the Marion Cemetery.

By David Jackson, USA TODAY President Obama opened the Memorial Day weekend Saturday by praising the "patriots of every generation who gave the last full measure of devotion, from Lexington and Concord to Iraq and Afghanistan." While Americans enjoy "a

President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney will both commemorate Memorial Day with tributes to military veterans on the Monday holiday. The president and First Lady Michelle Obama will

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