Memorial Day

FILE - In this June 6, 2018, file photo, headstones at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France. The world will turn its eyes to the beaches of France to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day. The United States’ representative at the solemn ceremony in Normandy will be President Donald Trump, whose complicated relationship with the armed forces includes allegations of draft dodging, feuds with Gold Star families and considerations of pardoning soldiers accused of war crimes. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
May 31, 2019 - 2:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — World leaders will gather in solemn assembly next week above the sandy beaches of Normandy to mark the 75th anniversary of the world-changing D-Day invasion of France. It's typically a heartfelt tribute to alliance and sacrifice and a unified vow for enduring unity, outweighing any...
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In this May 13, 2019, photo, former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden interacts with a supporter during a campaign stop at the Community Oven restaurant in Hampton, N.H. North Korea has labeled Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the Democratic presidential hopeful during a recent speech called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
May 29, 2019 - 5:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats won't pick their nominee for another year, but President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are acting like the 2020 presidential contest is already a two-man race. Almost completely ignoring his 23 Democratic competitors , Biden has been laser-focused on...
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President Donald Trump arrives on stage to speak to troops at a Memorial Day event aboard the USS Wasp, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Yokosuka, Japan. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 27, 2019 - 11:01 pm
ABOARD THE USS WASP (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday addressed military personnel aboard the USS Wasp after a quick stop on a Japanese warship nearby. "Happy Memorial Day," he told more than 800 service members aboard the amphibious assault ship, calling them "daring and mighty warriors in...
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In this photo provided by the Imperial Household Agency of Japan, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a state banquet at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, Monday, May 27, 2019. From left, Empress Masako, Emperoro Naruhito and first lady Melania Trump. (Imperial Household Agency of Japan via AP)
May 27, 2019 - 5:50 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 11 p.m. President Donald Trump appears to have offered little to reassure Japanese leaders on some of their key worries as he wraps up a four-day state visit. Trump is concluding his Japanese trip with rifts still...
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May 27, 2019 - 4:57 pm
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) — The National Weather Service says at least 14 people have been rescued from rip currents on the southeastern North Carolina coast. News sources report 10 of the 14 rescues on Memorial Day were at Carolina Beach and the other four were at Wrightsville Beach. The rip...
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Discovery Island Water Park, Greenville County
May 25, 2019 - 4:00 am
Memorial Day weekend is traditionally the start of the summer season. With record high temperatures expected all weekend, it might be the perfect time to check out the waterparks in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties. They are open starting today. Greenville's water parks are run by Greenville...
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Greenville City Hall
May 24, 2019 - 5:00 am
Just a reminder: Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, most city, county, state and federal government offices are closed. This includes the US Post Office and courts. Most banks are closed, too. The City of Greenville also say that there will be no solid waste or recycling services on Monday...
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Patrick Gentry
May 22, 2019 - 6:00 am
With Memorial Day happening on Monday, this week's WORD Cover Story is focusing on remembering South Carolina's fallen heroes. How do people honor their lost loved ones? Evan Smith spoke with James Mulak, who served in the United States Marine Corp and who now works as a case coordinator for...
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May 08, 2019 - 5:14 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will stop the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway after the second stage for a 30-second moment of remembrance. Charlotte officials also made the gesture in 2009 when the 600 was run on Memorial Day because of rain the previous day. The National Moment of...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, Ray Chavez, a Pearl Harbor survivor from Poway, Calif., poses for a photo as he was eating breakfast in Honolulu. Chavez was out on a minesweeper, the USS Condor, in the early hours before the attack. The oldest U.S. military survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor has died at age 106. Chavez's daughter, Kathleen Chavez, of Poway, Calif., tells The Associated Press her father died in his sleep Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
November 21, 2018 - 8:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ray Chavez, the oldest U.S. military survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor that plunged the United States into World War II, died Wednesday. He was 106. Chavez, who had been battling pneumonia, died in his sleep in the San Diego suburb of Poway, his daughter,...
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