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UpdatePosted 05/25/2015 05:35PM

See How Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Hough & More Stars Are Celebrating Memorial Day Weekend

Originally posted 05/25/2015 01:35PM

What did you get up to this Memorial Day weekend?

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'All Gave Some, Some Gave All': Celebs' Most Touching Memorial Day Tributes

Celebs' Most Touching Memorial Day Tributes

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.

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Veteran Says We Need to 'Change the Conversation' Surrounding PTSD

Veteran Ben Keen's New Mission: Helping Fellow Vets with PTSD – and Demolishing the Stigma

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.

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Meet the Wounded Veteran Who Used CrossFit to Battle PTSD and Lose 70 Lbs.

Meet the Wounded Veteran Who Used CrossFit to Battle PTSD and Lose 70 Lbs.

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.

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3 Great Memorial Day Playlists to Make Your Barbecue Better

3 Great Memorial Day Playlists to Make Your Barbecue Better

Originally posted 05/23/2015 09:10AM

It's Memorial Day weekend, which means plenty of grilling, sun and other assorted revelry.

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Service Dog Transforms the Life of 65-Year-Old Vietnam Vet

Service Dog Transforms the Life of 65-Year-Old Vietnam Vet

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."

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PHOTOS: Remembering Our Troops on Memorial Day

See How People Around the World Pay Tribute to Our Troops on Memorial Day

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.

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Brad Paisley Surprises Troops with Show in Afghanistan

Brad Paisley Performs Surprise Concert for Troops in Afghanistan

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.

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A Memorial Day Tribute: Heroes We've Met over the Past 2 Years

A Memorial Day Tribute: Heroes We've Met over the Past 2 Years

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.

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Spicy Burgers! Strawberry Pie! 13 All-Star Memorial Day Recipes

Spicy Burgers! Strawberry Pie! 13 All-Star Memorial Day Recipes

Originally posted 05/22/2014 04:40PM

Plan your weekend menu with mouthwatering dishes, desserts and drinks from Martha Stewart, Haylie Duff, Florida Georgia Line and more

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