Tag Archive: Memorial Day

Jul 24 2013

America needs a July 4th Seder

Perhaps the major reason Jews have been able to keep their national identity alive for 3,000 years, the last 2,000 of which were nearly all spent dispersed among other nations, is ritual. No national or cultural identity can survive without ritual, even if the group remains in its own country. Americans knew this until the …

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Jun 05 2013

Lone Star State: Giving back to vets

Gov. Rick Perry observed Memorial Day by signing Senate Bill 163, House Bill 97, Senate Bill 1476 and House Bill 1514, which provide important resources and support to veterans and surviving spouses of members of the military who have been killed in action. “Every day, American service members sacrifice their lives for the freedoms we …

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May 28 2013

Our women in uniform deserve better

Americans have honored our soldiers and those killed in U.S. wars in late May for nearly 150 years. Memorial Day, which became an official holiday in 1868, was originally called Decoration Day and got started when civilian women decided to decorate military graves from both sides of the Civil War. There were already female warriors …

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May 28 2013

Memorial Day…a day to count our blessings

As we approach Memorial Day, memories of past celebrations of this holiday come to mind. As a child, Memorial Day signaled the first holiday of the summer (although it technically takes place while it is still Spring). Memorial Day observance goes back to the Civil War, and was intended to honor and pay homage to …

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May 24 2013

Drive responsibly: DPS increases patrols for Memorial Day Weekend

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will significantly increase trooper patrols this Memorial Day weekend to help keep Texas roadways safe. During the increased patrols Friday, May 24, through Monday, May 27, troopers will be looking for drunk drivers, speeders, seat belt violators and other traffic violators statewide. “Memorial Day is a time of …

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May 17 2013

Lone Star State: Save money, energy

The opportunity for Texans to save money on energy efficient appliances is fast approaching. The state’s annual ENERGY STAR® Sales Tax Holiday is from Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27. “Texans can save twice when purchasing energy efficient appliances during the Memorial Day weekend,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “Shoppers are expected to save …

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May 25 2011

City of Longview holiday schedule

City of Longview offices will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. The Sanitation Division will not pick up trash Monday, May 30, due to the holiday. Trash collection will remain on the normal schedule the rest of the week. The Compost Facility will be closed on Monday, May 30, as well …

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