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Hellertoon: What to remember on Memorial Day

Memorial Day isn't just about tossing some burgers and hot dogs on grill and drinking cold beer on a hot, sunny day.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Memorial Day 2022 — Dying for freedom

Since the Uvalde shooting, the gun whackos have blamed mental health, liberals, wokeness, trans people, critical race theory, socialism, video games, Democrats, doors, and everything else they can think of except guns. They have zero proof of any of that.... Read more»

Our Fallen: Tucsonans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan wars

In nearly two decades of war, dozens from Tucson and Southern Arizona have died in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and elsewhere. Here is our brief tribute to them.... Read more»3

The forgotten history of Memorial Day

In the years following the bitter Civil War, a former Union general took a holiday originated by former Confederates and helped spread it across the entire country as an annual commemoration in which the nation honors its military dead.... Read more»

Despite record-high gas prices, Memorial Day travel nears pre-pandemic levels

Higher prices for gas, airfares and just about everything else do not appear to be holding back travel this Memorial Day weekend, which is “falling back to pre-pandemic levels,” and is expected to increase by 8.3% nationwide from the last Memorial Day holiday.... Read more»

Rise in COVID, flu cases 'of concern' for Pima County

Pima County is seeing an uptick in COVID cases though hospitalizations remain low, Health Director Dr. Theresa Cullen said Friday. She also discussed the county's plans in case of a monkeypox outbreak, and the distribution of free gun locks in the coming weeks. ... Read more»

Flagging devotion: 'Flags-in' event prepares Arlington for Memorial Day

Almost 1,200 people, both soldiers and civilians, were at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday to take part in the annual “flags-in” ceremony, walking rows to place small American flags in front of the more than 260,000 graves in preparation for Memorial Day.... Read more»

A year after Memorial Day went virtual, in-person events welcomed back

Loosening health restrictions amid signs of a waning pandemic allowed many Memorial Day ceremonies scheduled this year to be held in person around the state and nation, including flag-placing events at the National Memorial Cemetery, and the Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemeteries in Sierra Vista, Marana and Flagstaff.... Read more»

Vaccinated and restless, holiday travelers return at near-2019 levels

Travel experts say that with more people getting vaccinated and the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic easing, they expect the number of Memorial Day travelers to bounce back to almost pre-pandemic levels this holiday weekend.... Read more»

Veterans' cemeteries go virtual for Memorial Day services this year

In a bow to COVID-19 health concerns, the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services will be going online with the annual Memorial Day ceremony and related events at the state’s three military cemeteries.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Remembering Mountain View: 5 local kids killed in Iraq & Afghanistan wars

As we get older, Memorial Day becomes a kids’ holiday and that’s when we realize the true cost of war. It's a price Mountain View High School knows too well. ... Read more»

What’s open, what’s closed on Memorial Day

Most government offices will be closed Monday for Memorial Day, but there will be a number of public events to honor those members of the military who died while serving our country.... Read more»

Tucson transit schedule for Memorial Day

Sun Tran, the Sun Link streetcar and Sun Shuttle will run on Sunday schedules on Monday.... Read more»

I-19 lanes closed for next 2 weeks in Green Valley; no highway construction for Memorial Day weekend

Motorists on Interstate 19 near Green Valley should expect intermittent daily lane closures over the next two weeks, but ADOT officials said highways will be clear of construction all weekend.... Read more»

Tucson sailor marks Memorial Day with wreath-laying in Japan

U.S. Navy personnel in Japan held an early Memorial Day ceremony Wednesday, including the laying of a wreath by a sailor from Tucson. AWF 1st Class Alexander Coccio paid respects to a symbolic casket, commemorating the lives of U.S. servicemembers killed in the armed forces.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Ducey: Pause and reflect on Memorial Day

We pause today to honor the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. They answered the call of duty, dedicated themselves to a higher purpose, and, when the time came, gave what Lincoln called their "last full measure of devotion." ... Read more»

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