Memorial Day

President Donald Trump speaks at the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
May 28, 2018 - 1:27 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump paid a Memorial Day tribute at Arlington National Cemetery to those who have fallen in battle or while protecting a nation forever thankful for their selfless service. His solemnity contrasted with a self-promotional tweet earlier Monday in which he said...
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The weather could have been better this holiday weekend, but Jersey shore merchants are generally pleased with the start to their season.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
May 28, 2018 - 1:20 pm
SOUTH JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — The weather could have been better this holiday weekend, but Jersey shore merchants are generally pleased with the start to their season. Despite a rainy Sunday, the Memorial Day crowds on the Ocean City boardwalk have been pretty good, according to Joe Leveille,...
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Hundreds lined up to watch the annual parade honoring soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Kristen Johanson | KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
May 28, 2018 - 12:44 pm
MEDIA, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — As people barbecue or celebrate at the shore this Memorial Day, a patriotic ceremony was held once again in Delaware County, where hundreds lined up to watch the annual parade honoring soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Under gray skies, a three-gun salute...
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President Trump lays a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery.
POOL via CNN
May 28, 2018 - 12:17 pm
By Jeremy Diamond (CNN) -- President Donald Trump on Monday remembered fallen service members at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, calling their love of country "more deep and more pure than most will ever know." "They marched into hell so that America could know the blessings of peace...
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Dreamstime
Tim Jimenez
May 28, 2018 - 10:05 am
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The 150th annual Doylestown Memorial Day Parade kicked off Monday morning. To mark the milestone, organizers sought to help those who served. Chris Suessenguth When organizers of the parade first came up with the idea of selling specially designed tiles to...
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Drinking and driving
May 28, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Memorial Day is a great opportunity for families to get together and to enjoy the beginning of the summer. Of course, the major reason we have the holiday is to...
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A U.S. Marine Corps soldier visits graves prior to a Memorial Day commemoration at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France.
AP Photo/Virginia Mayo
May 27, 2018 - 1:51 pm
BELLEAU, France (AP) — High-ranking military officials from the United States, France and Germany took part in Memorial Day ceremonies at an American cemetery in France on Sunday to mark the centennial of the battle of Belleau Wood, a turning point in World War I and a key moment in U.S. Marine...
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A sign in the town of Batesburg-Leesville, S.C. A group is trying to put up a memorial in the town to decorated African-American World War II veteran Sgt. Isaac Woodard, who was beaten and blinded by a white police chief in Batesburg-Leesville in 1946.
AP Photo/Christina L. Myers
May 27, 2018 - 11:20 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hours after leaving military service behind in 1946, a decorated African-American World War II veteran still wearing his uniform was removed from a Greyhound bus while heading home, beaten by a white South Carolina police chief and left permanently blind. Sgt. Isaac Woodard's...
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A historical interpreter talks to visitors at the American Revolution Museum.
Kim Adams | KYW Newsradio
Kimberly Adams
May 27, 2018 - 10:39 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Revolutionary War and its fallen soldiers were the focus of remembrance at the Museum of the American Revolution for Memorial Day weekend. "I feel proud because people lived on this and they survived," marveled 14-year-old Ella as she boarded a replica privateer...
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Patrick Ward Park
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Lauren Lipton
May 27, 2018 - 3:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – On this long Memorial Day weekend, we pay tribute to our many area military veterans. “Our whole neighborhood got drafted back in ’66,” recalls Joe Ferry, who fought in Vietnam. “Everybody went, so it was sort of like your duty to go. The country needed you.” Joe Kelly was in...
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