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DigiNews Headlines, May 26, 2014 – It is Memorial Day and Communities Digital News thanks everyone who has served, past and present, big and small.  We also thank the families that have supported, and lost, those brave men and women that they have lost.  Communities writers have been busy with their reflections and opinions – I hope you find something you will enjoy to read this evening.  

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Our veterans deserve better

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It doesn’t seem to matter which party owns the White House or the Congress. The VA has failed veterans for decades. Our veterans deserve better.

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Changing the template: Reflections on Memorial Day

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All the wars fought, all the sacrifices of America’s veterans are made nothing by the successful war against our cultural foundations. It’s time to change the template.

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Memorial Day 2014: Refreshing the significance of the day

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LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2014—Today marks the American holiday of Memorial Day. Memorial Day is significant because it honors those who have bravely sacrificed their lives for our country. Unfortunately, the word “bravery” is thrown about so cavalierly that we have lost touch with its true meaning. Perhaps if we get back to the significance

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Memorial Day: A time to honor their sacrifice with progress

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RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., May 26, 2014 — There are at least two common traits among those whom Memorial Day is meant to honor: They pledged an oath of allegiance to defend our Nation; and they exhibited the depth of their conviction through the sacrifice of their lives. While there may not be any adequate

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Rolling Thunder: Remembering the true meaning of Memorial Day

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VIENNA, Va., May 24, 2014 —  With the roar of thousands of big Harleys, Indians, BMWs and more, Rolling Thunder rolled into town last night. The rumble of the bikes clearly resonating across the streets and communities,  heard in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, and the surrounding suburbs. For the uninitiated, these arrivals have been

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Memorial Day: So those who recently died in the VA system shall not have died in vain

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Today, as the nation approaches Memorial Day, it is America’s veterans who are the ones protesting their treatment (or lack of treatment) within the government healthcare structure that is implemented through the Veteran’s Administration.

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American Memorial Day traditions

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DOTHAN, AL, May 26, 2014 — Memorial Day is coming soon. It’s the unofficial start of summer and a day of firsts for the season – first sunburn, first charred burgers on the grill, first hangover and first opportunity to put on a swimsuit and show off our caloric intake over the winter. The original

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Memorial Day: No Greater Love Moment of Remembrance, taking pause at 3 pm

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SAN DIEGO, May 24, 2014 — Many of us are looking forward to a three-day weekend. Many of us think of it as the gateway to summer, a break to enjoy warmer weather, family, friends, and favorite activities. I wholeheartedly embrace our national celebration of the American way of life. But let’s please remember the reason for