Memorial Day

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WBEN Newsroom
May 25, 2020 - 8:04 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Memorial Day is traditionally a day when thousands would flock to parades and ceremonies to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. This year is different as we emerge from a coronavirus state of quarantine and are restricted in numbers that can...
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Visitors gather on the beach Sunday, May 24, 2020, in Newport Beach, Calif., during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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May 24, 2020 - 8:26 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. meant big crowds at beaches and warnings from authorities Sunday about people disregarding the coronavirus social-distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge that has killed nearly...
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Tom Puckett
May 22, 2020 - 4:00 am
Experts say Memorial Day gatherings are fine, as long as they're small.
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Gabriela Arevalo
May 21, 2020 - 3:17 pm
If you’re planning on taking a road trip amid the coronavirus pandemic, here are some helpful safety tips from experts to make sure that your local vacation goes smoothly. Find out more here!
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Julia LeDoux
May 13, 2020 - 6:29 am
Memorial Day observances at the nation’s national cemeteries will look different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See the details of the commemorations.
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May 26, 2019 - 9:02 pm
(WBEN/'The Conversation) In the years following the bitter Civil War, a former Union general took a holiday originated by former Confederates and helped spread it across the entire country. The holiday was Memorial Day, and this year’s commemoration on May 27 marks the 151st anniversary of its...
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May 23, 2019 - 12:41 pm
Memorial Day is seen as the unofficial start of summer and has become synonymous with trips to the beach and backyard barbecues. Often overlooked is the real reason behind the holiday - honoring the nation's fallen service members. With that in mind, here are five interesting facts about Memorial...
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