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Fundraiser On For Purple Heart Bricks

On today's date, August 7, 1782, Gen. George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart, a decoration to recognize merit in enlisted men and non-commissioned officers wounded or killed while serving with the U. S. Military. 

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Memorial Day Weekend: Two Family Reunions And A Boat Ride

I had a great three-day weekend over the Memorial Day holiday:  it started, as it should, with one of my families:  the Vietnam Veterans of America's Memorial Day Ceremony at the Lafayette Fire Department's Training Facility on N. Dugas Road

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Tropical Storm Beryl Leaves Many Without Power on Memorial Day Weekend

While many Americans were enjoying the leisurely activities associated with Memorial Day weekend, there were thousands in Florida and Georgia who experienced the harshness of Tropical Storm Beryl.

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Who Are You Remembering today?

Hopefully, you're taking some time today to remember those who have served, those who are currently serving our country, and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our way of life

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Memorial Day: Not What It Used To Be

Memorial Day in America has changed through the years.

As I sit here this morning (Monday, May 28, 2012, 7:12am), I think about how and why Memorial Day has changed through the years. 

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God Hears

I woke up this beautiful Sunday morning, put on gospel music (Elvis of course), and just thought of all my blessings on this long Memorial Day Weekend.  I hope you take time to reflect on how wonderful your life is and if it's not, know you have the p

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Favorite Songs ‘At the Camp’ [PLAYLIST]

It's the same sun, same earth, why does it look so much better 'at the camp?' It's because that's the place where you can set your worries aside, make some memories, and let your hair down. And nothing sets the mo

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Traffic Advisories from Louisiana DOTD for Memorial Day Weekend

Going out of town this weekend? The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has a few traffic advisories for you for the Memorial Day holiday weekend (Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28)

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Unique Cures For Memorial Day Weekend Hangovers

This Memorial Day, chances are you’ve got a few backyard barbeques on your agenda for the weekend.  And we all know that here in Louisiana, backyard barbeques usually involve a few cold beers and other refreshing cocktails.

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Blue Plate Special Memorial Day Tribute

Mike's choice for today's Blue Plate Special was right on!

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