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Memorial Day is a Tribute to All Who Have Kept us Free [Video]

It's Memorial Day, 2016. Possibly, just another day for some, but for most of us, a day to remember, honor and salute the men and women of the armed forces who, so bravely, have worked and fought to keep us FREE.

I could go on and pontificate about how we should never forget, but I found a video on You Tube that does it much better.

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Baseball, Fireworks, Monkeys, a Dinosaur and a Salute to Veterans This Weekend at Fifth Third Ballpark

How about some baseball for a fun Memorial Day Weekend?

There will be a lot of fun at Fifth Third Ballpark. The West Michigan Whitecaps have announced they're adding Fireworks to Friday night’s game vs. the Dayton Dragons. There are now great Family Fare Fireworks shows on back-to-back nights to kick off the holiday weekend.

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This Memorial Day Don’t Forget the Military Animals who Served so Bravely

Military service animals have a longstanding history of taking care of our service men and women overseas without complaining even a titter. Maybe that’s because they don’t speak English, or maybe it’s because they’re the best darn soldiers the military has ever seen. Either way, they’re not only adorable little tramps, they’re also brave animals who risked life and limb to take care of the people that they loved.

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter And VA Secretary Robert McDonald Mark 50th Anniversary Of Vietnam War
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West Michigan Memorial Day Weekend Parades and Activities 2016

On Memorial Day we remember those who have given their lives for our country.

West Michigan will remember through memorial services, parades and other events.

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South Haven Hosting Inaugural Harbor Walk on May 28

South Haven will host the first Harbor Walk to Fitness on Saturday, May 28. The walk is approximately 3.2 miles and there is no cost.

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Memorial Day: When a Soldier Comes Home [Video]

The servicemen and women of our country make huge sacrifices to fight battles on our behalf and keep the freedoms we hold dear. One of those sacrifices is being away from their families and loved ones for long periods of time.

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What’s Meaning Behind Leaving Coins on Military Headstones?

Have you ever wondered about the coins that seem to be placed on top of military headstones at cemeteries? You might be surprised to find out their meaning.

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Safe Boating Tips for Memorial Day Weekend and Year-Round [Sponsored]

For most boaters, Memorial Day weekend is the "first boating holiday."

Many are looking forward to relaxing on the water. A reminder: Stay safe out there.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, says to keep you and those around you safe on the water when boating this spring, summer and fall.

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Michigan Memorial Day Weekend Road Construction – 2014

The roads will be packed over Memorial Day weekend in Michigan.

Many lanes which have been closed will reopen for the holiday weekend.

Some lanes will not open.

Check the list of Memorial Day weekend construction projects in Michigan before you go and make your trip a little smoother.

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West Michigan Memorial Day Parades – 2014

Memorial Day is May 26.

West Michigan will remember those who died while serving our country at a variety of events.

Prepare to honor those who have given so much and view our list of Memorial Day parades in West Michigan.

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Memorial Day Parades – Kent and Ottawa County

Here it's Memorial Day Weekend.  Many people view it as an extra day off, a day to grill, a day to have fun in the pool.  But remember the true reason of Memorial Day, which is to remember - and give thanks for - the men and women who died serving their country in the Armed Forces...

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Memorial Day Weekend Lane And Road Closures In Michigan – 2013

Memorial Day weekend provides a great opportunity to travel and spend some time away from home...but getting there can be a challenge.

Many road constructions projects are opening up lanes or being put on hold this weekend, but not all.

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