Tag: Memorial Day

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State Police: Traffic deaths down slightly over Memorial Day weekend

The 2017 Memorial Day holiday weekend proved safer for those traveling the highways of Virginia in comparison to the 2016 Memorial Day weekend.


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Record number of Memorial Day travelers face rising gas prices

Heading into Memorial Day weekend, gas prices are increasing for the first time in weeks.


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Truck drivers offer Memorial Day weekend safety tips

American Trucking Associations and the Share the Road highway safety program urge Memorial Day travelers to focus on safe driving habits.


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State Police: Slow down, move over this Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day signifies the start of summer, and the Virginia State Police is reminding motorists to do what’s right when they see lights.


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Red, white and blue farm trail event to benefit local disabled vets

This coming Memorial Day will be commemorated throughout the Shenandoah Valley, but one truly unique event will also give back to local veterans.


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Traffic deaths down over 2016 Memorial Day weekend in Virginia

The 2016 Memorial Day holiday weekend proved safer for those traveling the highways of Virginia in comparison to the 2015 Memorial Day weekend.


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Bob Goodlatte: Remembering our bravest on Memorial Day

As we mark Memorial Day, the American men and women lost in the line of duty are at the forefront of our minds.


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Robert Hurt: Thanking our country’s heroes

As we observe Memorial Day, we remember with gratitude all of those brave men and women who have defended our great nation.


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Truck drivers encourage safe driving this Memorial Day weekend

The Virginia Trucking Association is turning attention to highway safety in anticipation of a busy Memorial Day weekend.


You’re Not Alone: Lessons learned on Memorial Day weekend

It all started with a lie – the lie of my father’s wife, my stepmother, in 1989. That lie would span 20 years and 3,500 miles.


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Flags in: A reminder this Memorial Day

This tradition called “Flags In” has been conducted every year since 1948. The flags add color and a sort of hope to the otherwise subdued white grave markers.


State Police remind drivers to buckle up, be safe this Memorial Day weekend

The Virginia State Police reminds motorists of the need to always buckle up when driving and/or riding in a vehicle.


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AAA: Memorial Day gas prices lowest since 2005

Drivers remain on target to pay the lowest gas prices for the Memorial Day holiday since 2005, according to AAA.


Will Bonnie impact East Coast during Memorial Day weekend?

An area of showers and thunderstorms near the Bahamas has the potential to develop into a tropical system during Memorial Day weekend.


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ParadeRest honors Virginia’s military heritage

The Paramount Theater welcomes back ParadeRest Virginia – a Charlottesville non-profit dedicated to serving military personnel, veterans and their families.


AAA: Gas prices reach 2015 high

Gas prices reached their highest level of the year on Memorial Day ($2.74), rising 41 of 44 days (through Friday). But despite the overall trend of rising gas prices, consumers paid the lowest prices at the pump for Memorial Day since 2010.


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Robert Hurt: Thanking those who served on Memorial Day

As we observe Memorial Day, we remember with gratitude all of those brave men and women who have defended our great nation, and we pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. To all of those who are and have been members of our armed forces – thank you for all that you do in the name of American liberty.


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Memorial Day event: Free symphony concert at Virginia State Capitol

A free symphony concert and Civil War-themed walking tour will be held at the State Capitol on Memorial Day, to mark the end of the statewide sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War and emancipation.


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AAA Mid-Atlantic anticipates assisting 31K travelers over Memorial Day weekend

AAA Mid-Atlantic estimates it will come to the rescue of over 31,000 stranded motorists during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend – with more than 5,800 expected in Virginia.


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Professional truck drivers offer important Memorial Day highway safety tips

The Virginia Trucking Association (VTA) is urging the the nearly 1 million Virginians expected to travel our highways over the Memorial Day weekend to drive safely and follow several simple tips in order to keep this a safe holiday.


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Charlottesville Parks and Recreation to open outdoor pools this weekend

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation will open its two outdoor pools for the 2015 summer season beginning Saturday, May 23.


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Virginia State Police urge safe driving this Memorial Day weekend

With the start of the 2015 Click It or Ticket (CIOT) spring mobilization campaign, the Virginia State Police is taking this opportunity to remind motorists of the need to always buckle up when driving and/or riding in a vehicle.


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AAA: Gas price increases slow in time for Memorial Day

The unofficial start of summer is here, and gas prices are at their lowest point at the Memorial Day holiday in five years.


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Memorial Day Travel: AAA advises travelers to be prepared for jam-packed highways

AAA projects just over one million Virginians, (1,061, 134) will help make up the 37.2 million travelers, nationwide, who will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.


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Albemarle County beaches will open for Memorial Day weekend

Local residents can rediscover affordable family fun at Albemarle County’s three swimming beaches this summer. On Saturday, May 23 swimming beaches at Chris Greene, Walnut Creek and Mint Springs open for the three-day holiday weekend.


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37.2 million Americans to hit the road for Memorial Day

AAA Travel projects 37.2 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 4.7 percent increase from the 35.5 million people who traveled last year and the highest travel volume for the holiday in 10 years.


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Randy Forbes: Five things you never knew about Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, we are once again reminded of the ways in which our freedoms and liberties have been preserved by the dedicated service of the men and women in our Armed Forces.


Not just one day: Veterans deserve a lasting commitment

Veterans Day is for those who return from war. Memorial Day is for those who have not survived. Two days to remind us in a multitude of ways how to remember, and also act. Our veterans need us now.


Waynesboro Cultural Commission asking for public input

The purpose of the Waynesboro Cultural Commission is to support the arts and culture in Waynesboro. One of the worst things a group can do is commit time and energy to something simply because “we’ve always done it.”


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AAA: 41 million Americans to hit the roads for Fourth of July

AAA Travel projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, a 1.9 percent increase from the 40.3 million people who traveled last year and a nearly 14 percent increase compared to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.