Tag: Memorial Day
The 2017 Memorial Day holiday weekend proved safer for those traveling the highways of Virginia in comparison to the 2016 Memorial Day weekend.
Heading into Memorial Day weekend, gas prices are increasing for the first time in weeks.
American Trucking Associations and the Share the Road highway safety program urge Memorial Day travelers to focus on safe driving habits.
Memorial Day signifies the start of summer, and the Virginia State Police is reminding motorists to do what’s right when they see lights.
This coming Memorial Day will be commemorated throughout the Shenandoah Valley, but one truly unique event will also give back to local veterans.
The 2016 Memorial Day holiday weekend proved safer for those traveling the highways of Virginia in comparison to the 2015 Memorial Day weekend.
As we mark Memorial Day, the American men and women lost in the line of duty are at the forefront of our minds.
As we observe Memorial Day, we remember with gratitude all of those brave men and women who have defended our great nation.
The Virginia Trucking Association is turning attention to highway safety in anticipation of a busy 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.
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.
The Virginia State Police reminds motorists of the need to always buckle up when driving and/or riding in a vehicle.
Drivers remain on target to pay the lowest gas prices for the Memorial Day holiday since 2005, according to AAA.
An area of showers and thunderstorms near the Bahamas has the potential to develop into a tropical system during Memorial Day weekend.
The Paramount Theater welcomes back ParadeRest Virginia – a Charlottesville non-profit dedicated to serving military personnel, veterans and their families.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Charlottesville Parks & Recreation will open its two outdoor pools for the 2015 summer season beginning Saturday, May 23.
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.
The unofficial start of summer is here, and gas prices are at their lowest point at the Memorial Day holiday in five years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Eight people lost their lives in eight traffic crashes across the Commonwealth, according to preliminary reports for the 2014 Memorial Day weekend.
As we celebrate Memorial Day with our friends and family, let us honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect this nation and those who continue to risk their lives each and every day to keep our Commonwealth and our country safe.
As we observe Memorial Day, we remember with gratitude all of those brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives while defending our great nation.
Today is about remembering and honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. On this Memorial Day, I want to take a moment to give thanks for the bravery of the incredible men and women who have served in the military.
Today I ask all Virginians to take a moment and reflect on the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to our country and died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
This Memorial Day weekend, the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that nearly 70 US veterans will kill themselves. According to the DVA Veteran Suicides 2012 Report, 22 former servicemembers commit suicide every day on average, a number that is growing.
Motorists hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend will continue to see prices moving a little lower at the gas pump. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline Friday is $3.66, up a penny in the last week.
The Richmond Raiders will host their annual Memorial Day Weekend home game on Saturday, May 24 when the Harrisburg Stampede come to town for a PIFL National Conference battle.
The First Amendment of our Constitution outlines some of those freedoms that our Founding Fathers saw as inherent to our DNA as a nation.