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Learn the Difference Between Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day, and Veterans Day

We have a lot of holidays here in the United States that are centered around our military in some way, and sometimes it's hard to keep track of what each one is actually about...

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A Few Less Construction Zones this Weekend

Will you be traveling this Memorial Day weekend? If so, you will not be alone! AAA predicts that 1.2 million people from Michigan will travel 50 miles or more away from home this weekend. That number would be a 2.5% increase from the 2016 Memorial Day holiday and would be the 5th straight year of growth for Memorial Day travel.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to remove lane restrictions on almost 70% of their road and bridge construction projects across the state. The move is to help holiday travelers avoid traffic delays.

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Memorial Day Parades and Ceremonies in West Michigan

Memorial Day brings a chance to enjoy a long weekend with the unofficial start of summer in West Michigan, but it's important to remember why we have Memorial Day.

This weekend, West Michigan will remember those who died while serving our country.

View our list of Memorial Day parades and ceremonies in West Michigan.

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Do You Have an Old American Flag? Art Van Will Replace it For Free!

If you have an American flag at your home or business that's hanging with pride, but it's getting to be worn out a bit... this entire summer Art Van Furniture is offering to replace old flags with new ones for people...

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West Michigan Memorial Day Weekend Parades and Activities 2016

On Memorial Day we remember those who have given their lives for our country.

West Michigan will remember through memorial services, parades and other events.

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What’s Meaning Behind Leaving Coins on Military Headstones?

Have you ever wondered about the coins that seem to be placed on top of military headstones at cemeteries? You might be surprised to find out their meaning.

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The Daily Hustle Meme.

Sometimes I have to explain the Daily Hustle meme. Not today.

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Memorial Day In West Michigan

Plenty of events are scheduled to mark Memorial Day around West Michigan.

From the ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in Grand Rapids to the parade in Jenison, here's a good list of the festivities.

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Safe Boating Tips for Memorial Day Weekend and Year-Round [Sponsored]

For most boaters, Memorial Day weekend is the "first boating holiday."

Many are looking forward to relaxing on the water. A reminder: Stay safe out there.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, says to keep you and those around you safe on the water when boating this spring, summer and fall.

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Michigan Memorial Day Weekend Road Construction – 2014

The roads will be packed over Memorial Day weekend in Michigan.

Many lanes which have been closed will reopen for the holiday weekend.

Some lanes will not open.

Check the list of Memorial Day weekend construction projects in Michigan before you go and make your trip a little smoother.

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West Michigan Memorial Day Parades – 2014

Memorial Day is May 26.

West Michigan will remember those who died while serving our country at a variety of events.

Prepare to honor those who have given so much and view our list of Memorial Day parades in West Michigan.

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Memorial Day Parades – Kent and Ottawa County

Here it's Memorial Day Weekend.  Many people view it as an extra day off, a day to grill, a day to have fun in the pool.  But remember the true reason of Memorial Day, which is to remember - and give thanks for - the men and women who died serving their country in the Armed Forces...

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