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May 24, 2017

Celebrating the Fallen

One of the best ways to observe the nation’s fallen service members is to donate time, money, and supplies to (living) veterans programs. You can spend time with local veterans, buy a poppy to support the Veterans of Foreign Wars while you watch the parade, and contribute your old stuff to ClothingDonations.org to help fund veterans’ initiatives nationwide. […]
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May 23, 2017

The Origins of Memorial Day

Memorial Day has its roots in the springtime observances that began immediately after the end of the Civil War in towns throughout the war-torn country, according to the VA. The first nationwide Decoration Day—a day to honor the dead by decorating their graves with flowers and bunting—was held on May 30, 1868, with its first […]
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May 22, 2017

Observing Service on Memorial Day

On May 29, Memorial Day will celebrate the men and women who have given their lives in service to their country, and the Odyssey blog suggests 11 easy ways to celebrate that service. Write a letter to a living service member, visit a cemetery or memorial to lay flowers in honor of a deceased soldier, and […]
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May 11, 2017

Make an Unforgettable Mother’s Day Brunch

Sometimes, the best Mother’s Day gift is to let Mom sleep late and do all of the cooking for an unforgettable brunch. The Food Network offers 28 breakfast and brunch ideas that are sure to warm her heart, such as a breakfast tart with pancetta and green onions and lemon-blueberry pancakes. Pick out easy, fun-to-make […]
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May 10, 2017

A Trash-to-Treasure Mother’s Day

Feeling crafty? A handmade Mother’s Day gift is a great way to show you care, and Country Living magazine has more than 50 ideas for turning trash into treasure with a little bit of paint, a dab of glue and a thoughtful inscription. Many of the source materials can be found at local thrift stores […]
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