11:40 PM EDT 05/25/2015
Originally posted 05/25/2015 01:35PM
What did you get up to this Memorial Day weekend?
Originally posted 05/25/2015 04:20PM
In an age in which, ahem, some of us woke up hungover on Monday, sleepily swiping through Instagram to figure out who had the best filtered pic of a barbecue or fireworks display, it's easy to lose sight of the meaning of Memorial Day.
Originally posted 05/25/2015 01:40PM
Ben Keen moved to Pittsburgh after serving in Iraq for eight-and-a-half years. He'd been struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, since 2004, and after his honorable discharge in 2008, re-adjusting to civilian life proved virtually impossible.
Originally posted 05/23/2015 01:30PM
Before U.S. Army Sergeant Brendan Ferreira's platoon was attacked by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, causing him to lose his left arm and suffer multiple other injuries, he weighed 175 lbs.
Originally posted 05/23/2015 09:10AM
It's Memorial Day weekend, which means plenty of grilling, sun and other assorted revelry.
Originally posted 05/22/2015 03:30PM
"There's things I remember. There's things I don't remember," Mike Gervell told the Alaska Dispatch News. "There's things I remember that I don't want to remember."
Originally posted 05/26/2014 01:30PM
To many Americans, Memorial Day means barbecues and the start of the summer season. But it's first and foremost a time to remember the men and women who have served our country, giving thanks to those who risk their lives everyday to protect ours.
Originally posted 05/26/2014 09:50AM
In honor of Memorial Day, Brad Paisley thanked the troops the best way he knew how: with a song.
Originally posted 05/26/2014 08:50AM
Memorial Day is a time to pay tribute and remember those men and women who died while serving in our nation's armed forces. And just as families across the country today are honoring those who have served and made the greatest sacrifice, we are also reminded of those who are still in the trenches, both in war zones and here at home
PEOPLE's ongoing series Heroes Among Us profiles everyday Americans who are going the extra mile to help neighbors and strangers, and the seven amazing men highlighted below – all retired from, or affiliated with, the armed services – deserve another round of applause for their inspiring acts of kindness.
Originally posted 05/22/2014 04:40PM
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