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Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene to Honor Heroes on Memorial Day

The Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene will host a special ceremony honoring real-life heroes in the Big Country this Memorial Day. This commemoration is open to veterans and all those who support them.

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Photo by: Galveston CVB
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Galveston’s Awesome Pleasure Pier Theme Park Opens Memorial Day Weekend [SPONSORED]

I’ve often said that “Galveston is the Lone State States little Hawaii and one of my favorite spots in Texas.” As if I ever needed an excuse to go to Galveston for some R&R, this weekend is an awesome weekend to be on the seawall in Galveston, because the new ‘Pleasure Pier’ theme park opens this weekend. What is a Pleasure Pier you ask?

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10 Hilarious Barbecue ‘Fails’ for Memorial Day

As Memorial Day opens the gate to summer, we all begin to plan our outdoor activities. Most of us will find a reason to get outside for the long weekend and enjoy food, friends, family and some delicious beverages. And really, it wouldn’t be a summer holiday without some grilling.

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10 Moving Soldier Homecomings for Memorial Day

The service men and women of our country make huge sacrifices to fight battles on our behalf and keep the freedoms we hold dear. One of those sacrifices is being away from their families and loved ones for long periods of time. The only thing that makes this sacrifice bearable for most is the incredible sweetness of coming home, even if it is only for a short leave.

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Top 5 Things to BBQ this Memorial Day Weekend

Barbequing on holidays is a must in my book, especially if the weather is great like it should be this weekend. We all have our favorites that we like to grill, whether it's appetizers, meats, vegetables or desserts. Yes, I said dessert, you can grill that too! Here are a few ideas that might bring a little smile to your guests during this years Memorial Day Weekend parties.

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Are You Planning to Grill for Memorial Day? — Survey of the Day

Memorial Day is known as the unofficial start of grilling season.

So does that mean you will be firing up your barbecue come May 28?

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5 Summer Activities for 2012 the Abilene Weather Stopped You From Doing in 2011

Last summer was a scorcher in Abilene. A record number of 100+ degree days, wildfires burning throughout west Texas, and no rain made the summer months rough in 2011. But weather forecasters are saying that the summer of 2012 should be considerably more tolerable. W

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Tips To Finding Great Camping Around Abilene and Texas

Along with the weather, Texas camping season is heating up. Memorial Day weekend is not far off, when so many campgrounds are filled with families who want to get away from civilization and enjoy the outdoors, fresh air, and relaxation. If you’re looking for a quick weekend trip, there are a lot of choices around west Texas.

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Eight Heartwarming Videos of Soldiers' Surprise Homecomings
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Eight Heartwarming Videos of Soldiers’ Surprise Homecomings [VIDEOS]

On Memorial Day, we commemorate all the U.S. soldiers who've died while serving our country. With so many of our servicemen and women currently on dangerous overseas assignments, it's also a time to think about their sacrifice, and the sacrifice of their families back home.

In these videos, families of soldiers get the surprise and relief of a lifetime when their loved ones return home from duty unannounced. You'll really want to grab a box of tissues before watching.

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8 Great Summer Vacation Movies (image)
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8 Great Summer Vacation Movies [VIDEOS]

While summer doesn't officially start until June 21, Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning to the hottest season at the movies.

Summer loses some of its meaning when you're an adult, since it no longer comes with a moths-long break from the grind.

Nevertheless, we can all still enjoy a good movie about summer vacations. After the jump, check out eight of our favorites.

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Barbecue Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend
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Barbecue Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend [VIDEOS]

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of barbecue season and will find many Americans firing up the grill this holiday weekend.

Part of the beauty of grilling is its simplicity. But that shouldn't mean you can't improve your grill repertoire or technique.

We've compiled a list of recipes and tips that can help you become a master of the open flame.

Check them out after the jump.

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10 Extreme BBQ Aprons for Memorial Day Weekend
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10 Extreme BBQ Aprons for Memorial Day Weekend [PHOTOS]

In honor of Memorial Day, and all the barbecuing that will take place during the three-day weekend, we've compiled a gallery of handmade aprons from craft site Etsy that are sure to let everyone know who's boss of the grill.

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