memorial day

For Some Parents, Every Day Is Memorial Day

Posted on 05/23/2014 by |Parenting 2.0 | Comments

Home & FamilyIn World War II, families learned of a loved one killed in action by telegram. My husband’s grandfather, with two military sons, recalled watching the telegram delivery man ride his bike down the street and praying that he would not stop at his door. Today a uniformed service member delivers the notification in person. Since 2001, the families of almost 7,000 men and women have opened their front doors to that devastating news. In that instant, life changes, leaving parents, …

A Time to Remember

Posted on 05/29/2013 by |Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeI had not seen Rose Toren for almost 15 years, until last weekend, when I decided that if anyone deserved tribute on this special holiday of memory and celebration, it was she. Memorials apply to many sorrows. She had just reached the age of 90 and, beset by failing health, seemed frail and detached, paying the price of time and grief in a prevailing mood of sadness that had deepened over the years. But, despite that, one could also clearly …

What Can We Do to Help Veterans?

Posted on 05/24/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

PoliticsAs we head into the long Memorial Day weekend, we honor those who sacrificed their lives for our country. Let’s also remember the veterans who fought alongside those who made the ultimate sacrifice. They made sacrifices of their own while fighting for our country, to secure our safety. They left their families, often for long periods of time. Many were injured and continue to have health care needs. Today, let’s think about helping those veterans — and their families — …

Grilling Meat, Avoiding Cancer: 5 Important Tips

Posted on 05/23/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWarm weather, Memorial Day, July 4th — it’s time to dust off the grill and enjoy some outdoor barbecuing. Just be sure you choose the healthiest ways to cook those steaks, burgers and chicken, so you don’t increase your risk for cancer. It’s not that grilling causes cancer. It’s that any high-heat cooking method that sears or burns the outside of meat causes chemicals to form that have been linked to cancer. Grilling, broiling or even panfrying over high heat …

Free Fun and Remembrance This Memorial Day

Posted on 05/21/2012 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsMemorial Day: The official kickoff of summer. Although the picnic lunch my wife and I will be packing to enjoy after watching the local parade is definitely going to have a St. Patrick’s Day flavor to it. Do you remember those great St. Patrick’s Day grocery deals I told you to stock up on back in March? Yep, that’s right, we’re going to be dining on the last of them this Memorial Day. I’ll thaw the final corned beef brisket …

Giving Back to our Military

Posted on 05/31/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeLt. Col. Frank D. Bryant Jr, grilling out, PFC Adriana Alvarez, going to the lake, Specialist Jamel A. Bryant, going to the beach, Pat Tillman, a family reunion. You ask yourself, what in the world does this list of names and activities have in common? Those amazing individuals are all part of a great and powerful force called the U.S. Military. Those individuals all lost their lives in active duty and their service to this nation allows us to have …