Memorial Day

President Donald Trump greets troops after speaking at a Memorial Day event aboard the USS Wasp, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Yokosuka, Japan.
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May 30, 2019 - 8:50 am
UPDATED: 10:39 a.m. By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press President Donald Trump said Thursday he had nothing to with directing the U.S. Navy to keep a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain out of sight during his visit to Japan this week. Speaking to reporters as he left the White House,...
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May 28, 2019 - 11:53 am
ABOARD THE USS WASP (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday wished "Happy Memorial Day" to U.S. service members aboard an American assault ship docked in Japan. They shouted "U.S.A. U.S.A." Trump called them a "tough bunch of people" and dubbed them "daring and mighty warriors in the Pacific." The...
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Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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May 27, 2019 - 10:11 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A slow stream of people trickled in early to the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Spruce and Front streets to remember those lost in the war. Many came to the memorial alone, solemnly staring at the wall and wiping tears from their eyes. Andrew Shuman, who...
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Grilling food.
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May 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For many, Memorial Day is one of the happiest days of the year because it is the unofficial start of the summer. But there are some important health tips...
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This image released by Disney shows Mena Massoud as Aladdin in Disney's live-action adaptation of the 1992 animated classic "Aladdin."
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May 26, 2019 - 4:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Moviegoers voted with their dollars and chose the familiar over the new this Memorial Day weekend. The Walt Disney Co.'s live-action remake of "Aladdin" crushed the competition at the box office, which included two new original R-rated films that opened as counterprogramming to...
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A special service was held Sunday honoring some of the region's Civil War veterans at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
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Justin Udo
May 26, 2019 - 2:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A special service was held today honoring those from our area who gave their lives fighting in the Civil War. In 1868, Laurel Hill Cemetery held Philadelphia's first observance of Memorial Day. "This was a focal point for all the dead of the Civil War, and we lost...
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Brian Jenkins founded the Chosen 300 ministries back in 1996.
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Antionette Lee
May 26, 2019 - 1:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While many of us flock to the shore for Memorial Day, there are numerous veterans in the Philadelphia-area who are less fortunate, so some good Samaritans made sure they were remembered this holiday weekend. "I always share with people. We don't feed people, we serve...
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World War II vets James Forziati, left, and George Fuller, center, chat in Patrick Ward Park, at 24th and Aspen, in Fairmount. The park was created in honor of all US military veterans.
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Lauren Lipton
May 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — On this long Memorial Day weekend, we pay tribute to our many area military veterans. And there are veterans who over the years have visited this small park every day to reflect and remember. “Our whole neighborhood got drafted back in ’66,” recalled Joe Ferry, who...
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Spruce Street Harbor Park - Memorial Day weekend 2019
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Hadas Kuznits
May 25, 2019 - 6:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio ) — Memorial Day weekend was a celebration, even for those who didn’t hit the shore. Some folks who didn’t make it to South Jersey this weekend still got a chance to stroll the boardwalk, the Philly boardwalk, at Spruce Street Harbor Park. "It's very similar to the shore...
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Hadas Kuznits
May 25, 2019 - 12:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- What better time is there to examine the history of the country's national anthem than Memorial Day weekend? The tune of the Star-Spangled Banner was borrowed from another colonial-era song. "It was called 'To Anacreon in Heaven or The Anacreontic Song,'" said Brian...
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