On Memorial Day, Obama talks of closure for wars old and new


Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, warned veterans to avoid putting America "on the pathway of Europe" by reducing the size of the military to pay for social programs.

Hector Rodriguez, right, and Manuel Munoz, left in the green shirt, cook corn as their families picnick Monday for the Memorial Day holiday at Tropical Park, located at 7900 Southwest Bird Rd. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald Staff Raquel Bell,

Memorial Day. By krepon | 28 May 2012 | 4 Comments. My Dad was one of five brothers — first generation American citizens whose parents emigrated from Kiev. During World War II, he worked at the Watertown (Massachusetts) Arsenal

Jemal Countess/Redux A mourner, believed to be Air Force Reserve Captain Teresa Dutcher, lies at the grave of Corporal Michael Avery Pursel at Arlington.

(AP) — Joyce Connolly and her daughters left their home in Hurricane, W.Va., to head south for a Memorial Day beach vacation — and ended up in the center of Tropical Storm Beryl. While it left little damage after sweeping ashore with 70 mph winds

  • Memorial Day marks first major MLB checkpoint
  • Birthplace of Memorial Day? That Depends Where You're From
  • Birthplace of Memorial Day? That Depends Where You're From
  • My Memorial Day Plans
  • Memorial Day 2012
  • Beryl to dampen Memorial Day along SE coast
  • GALLERY: Arlington National Cemetery Prepares for Memorial Day
  • Gas prices lower on Memorial Day: How much will you save?
  • Obama honors fallen troops at Arlington Cemetery
  • Obama honors fallen troops at Arlington Cemetery