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Trump honors vets on Memorial Day

President Donald Trump on Monday expressed the nation's "boundless" gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans defending the United States, dedicating his first...

We must honor and remember, but…

My grandfather, Army private Walter McPeak fought in the trenches of Europe in World War I. He made it home and died at the VA...

Memorial Day: A special time

Normally, I would be on my Harley this weekend, heading to Washington for the annual Rolling Thunder ride to remember those lost and unaccounted for in Vietnam. This year is the 30th anniversary ride of Rolling Thunder but assignments and obligations keep me in Southwestern Virginia reporting on area events for my newspaper job. I rode in the first Rolling Thunder on many others that followed.  It is a special time.

Say what? A Memorial Day without war?

President Barack Obama heralded the first U.S. Memorial Day in 14 years without a major ground war in an annual ceremony of remembrance on...

Obama leads nation in celebrating Memorial Day

President Barack Obama led the nation in commemorating Memorial Day, declaring the United States has reached "a pivotal moment" in Afghanistan with the end...

Remembering and honoring those who served

[vimeo 42963106 w=550 h=309] Capitol Hill Blue founder Doug Thompson is also a photographer and filmmaker who has spent much of his career documenting history. "Over...

Furlough Fridays: Sorry, nobody’s home at U.S. government

No one answered the tax-help hotline at the IRS on Friday. And you could forget about getting advice on avoiding foreclosures at the 80...

Memorial Day

[vimeo 42963106 w=460 h=259] On Memorial Day, it should not matter if you are Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, independent or a political agnostic. It should not matter...

Obama flees thunderstorm on Memorial Day

President Barack Obama, already under fire for skipping the traditional Memorial Day wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery, fled from a thunderstorm at Lincoln National...

Obama snubs vets: Skips Memorial Day at Arlington Cemetery

President Barack Obama would rather vacation in Chicago on this Memorial Day and insults veterans by skipping the traditional ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery. Vice...