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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 05/28/2013 10:30AM
Tiger Woods and girlfriend Lindsey Vonn spent the Memorial Day holiday having some family fun in the sun.
The golfer and the Olympic skier, who announced their relationship in March, were seen riding the waves on jet skis with his two kids, Charlie, 4, and Sam, 5, on Monday in Jupiter, Fla.
The couple were previously seen hanging out on Woods's yacht but without the little ones, whose mother is Woods's ex-wife Elin Nordegren.
Originally posted 05/26/2013 05:15PM
If you're like us, you're still waiting for your invite to George Clooney's Lake Como villa.
Still, that's no reason to kick your summer off on a sour note come Memorial Day, the unofficial start of the season. And there's no sweeter way to say hello to sunny days than a fruity, frilly drink.
Originally posted 05/24/2013 07:35PM
It's a battle of the beats!
They're both just 23 years old, but they're two of the biggest names in electronic music – and Avicii and Zedd gave PEOPLE.com a sneak peek at what they'll be spinning during their turntable takeover in Las Vegas over Memorial Day weekend.
Kicking off one of the biggest party weekends of the year, Zedd (born Anton Zaslavski) will keep the music flowing on Friday, from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. at Mandalay Bay's brand new nightclub, Light.
"It is an honor to be the one to play for the opening of this club which will hopefully change a whole city," the Clarity producer tells PEOPLE. "We've been working on the concept for my show for so long now and tweaking our visuals and lots of performance aspects. I obviously can't say too much about it yet, but it will be a very unique thing in Vegas and in the whole world."
Originally posted 05/22/2014 04:40PM
It's time to fire up the grill and tip back some refreshing cocktails! Plan your Memorial Day weekend menu with our mouth-watering dishes, desserts and drinks
Originally posted 05/17/2013 12:00PM
Katie Couric has done a lot of baking on her eponymous talk show, but there's one sweet recipe that stands out from the rest she's tried.
These lemon bars, seen in Nick Katsoris's Loukoumi's Celebrity Cookbook, are a "family tradition," the TV journalist says – and the perfect end to any summer meal.
Originally posted 05/17/2013 11:00AM
No barbecue or picnic is complete without potato salad, and Melissa D'Arabian's is a winner – because she's a winner, of Food Network Star season 5!
Looking for a lighter option? Try turkey bacon instead of pork, or skip the mayo and let the vinegar and cayenne do the talking, er, flavoring.
Originally posted 05/16/2013 01:05PM
Stongbow Hard Cider isn't too sweet on its own, but when it's all dressed up with cucumber, strawberries and fresh mint – plus a little lime juice – it turns into the perfect warm-weather drink.
"Punches are easy to make for groups," mixologist Rob Krueger, of Brooklyn's Extra Fancy, says of his cool cocktail. "The Strongbow Hard Cider [in this recipe] gives it a dry, crisp, refreshing taste that’s good for summer parties."
Originally posted 05/16/2013 12:00PM
Who needs red, white and blue on Memorial Day, when you can have a delicious green cocktail that's as revitalizing as a dip in a pool?
"It's great for summer," says mixologist Aisha Sharpe, who serves up cocktails at New York City's Nolita-based cocktail bar Mother's Ruin, of her Green with Inn-vy drink, "because it's a perfect combination of fruit with the melon, vegetables with the cucumbers and a refreshing taste of Inniskillin Vidal and mint to top off the drink."
Originally posted 05/16/2013 12:00PM
Ready for flavor? Because Paul Wahlberg (yes, Mark's brother), says his cheesy patty melt is "wicked good" thanks to its "flavor combo."
The chef, owner of Boston eatery Wahlburgers, punches up his patties with a mayonnaise-mustard blend and flavorful dill pickles.
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