• On Memorial Day I honor fellow Marines killed in war – Luckily, I only lost my legs

    On Memorial Day I honor fellow Marines killed in war – Luckily, I only lost my legs

    On Monday, perhaps more than in most recent years, we shouldn’t just observe Memorial Day – we should celebrate it and the American heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. As a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan who lost more than two dozen of my fellow Marines fighting the wars …
  • How film goddess Carole Lombard became Hollywood’s first casualty of WWII

    How film goddess Carole Lombard became Hollywood’s first casualty of WWII

    Carole Lombard came to Hollywood from the Midwest at the age of 7 and was making Westerns at Fox by age 9. The legendary star of such classics as “My Man Godfrey” and “Twentieth Century” would rise to become a high-paid performer in the middle of the Depression. Lombard was known for her tomboy style, …
  • What to watch on TV and streaming for Memorial Day 2020

    What to watch on TV and streaming for Memorial Day 2020

    Memorial Day is a time to kick back, relax and enjoy the sunshine. And with vacations nixed this year, it also means spending some quality time with your couch — and with your TV. Luckily, there’s no shortage of broadcast, cable and streaming offerings from which to choose, from heartwarming family-friendly shows to true crime. …
  • Where did Memorial Day start and why do Americans celebrate it?

    Where did Memorial Day start and why do Americans celebrate it?

    On Monday 25 May, Americans honour those who have died while serving in the nation’s military. Americans are celebrating Memorial Day on Monday 25 May, in honour of those who have lost their lives serving in the US military. The holiday, which marks the unofficial start to summer, is observed annuallyon the last Monday of May, …