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Good Samaritan Buys Plane Ticket For Soldier Trying to See His Family on Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend isn't all just about barbecues and beach parties – it's also about honoring service members who have fought for the values...

Memorial Day: How to Celebrate the Right Way–With Gratitude

Today on Memorial Day, Americans are supposed to honor the soldiers who died to protect the nation’s freedom and safety. The men and women who chose to...

After Flag-Pole Fell Down Disabled Veteran Holds Flag for 9 Hours On Memorial Day

A disabled veteran stood at attention, holding the American flag, for nine-hours because a nursing home had no way to show the colors on...
Soldier welcomed home - family photo

Gotta Watch: Soldier Homecomings Caught on Video for Natl Geo Memorial Day Show

Since 9/11, more than 2 million service people have been deployed overseas, separated from the ones they hold most dear. But the strain of...
Soldier welcomed home - family photo

Gotta Watch: Soldier Homecomings Caught on Video for Natl Geo Memorial Day Show

Since 9/11, more than 2 million service people have been deployed overseas, separated from the ones they hold most dear. But the strain of...
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Americans Honor War Dead on Memorial Day

President Barack Obama is among the Americans observing Memorial Day, a national holiday to honor those who have died in military service to the...

Good News in History, January 27

75 years ago today, the siege of Leningrad in Russia was ended after 872 days; the stranglehold by the German blockade during World War...

Girl’s Postcard to a Veteran Boasts the Simple Wisdom of Children

When a certain work assignment brought me to Nebraska for two weeks, this Canadian was given a wonderful opportunity to become immersed not only...

Striking Photo Shows Baseball Fan Standing in the Rain to Hold Umbrella Over JROTC Member

This act of kindness last week on Memorial Day is still sparking appreciation and awe in the hearts of social media users. The Atlanta Braves...

This Couple Has Been Serving Free Lunches to Everyone in Town So People Feel Less Lonely

This story was submitted by Fran Lytle as a nomination to the Reader’s Digest “Top 10 Nicest Places in America” contest: a crowd-sourced effort...

University Becomes First to Offer Free Tuition to Children and Spouses of Fallen Service Members

Starting in the fall, this school will become the first in the country to accept the military scholarship for fallen service family members as payment-in-full.

Good News in History, May 30

150 years ago today, Memorial Day was officially first observed in the U.S. when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate...

Thanks to Publicized Story of Late 4-Year-old, Toddler is Saved From “Dry Drowning”

A 2-year-old boy may not be alive today if it weren't for the concerted efforts of another child's parents wanting to save other kids...

98-Year-old Has Written Almost 7,000 Letters to Soldiers in Six Years

This 98-year-old grandmother doesn't just write birthday cards to family members – she also writes thousands of letters to military members who are deployed...

Stunning Sidewalk Chalk Festival is Funding Arts in the Schools

The 31st annual Italian Street Painting Festival was held this weekend at the grounds of the historic Mission in Santa Barbara, California—and these gorgeous...

Dutch Families Tending Graves Will Never Forget Their American Liberators in WWII

For the people of a small village in the Netherlands, every day is Memorial Day for the thousands of American soldiers buried nearby. For 70...

Support Our Troops and Remember the Fallen: Thank You, Veterans

Although today is Memorial Day in the U.S., a time to remember the fallen soldiers, we chose today to post an article that also...

Minor League Ball Player’s First Home Run is Caught by Dad

A baseball player in the Houston Astros minor league, Conrad Gregor, hit his first Midwest League home run on Saturday night and the ball...

Firefighters at Costco Dash Away But Someone Pays for Their Food

Some Northern California firefighters were surprised by a $123 anonymous gift after they dashed out of a Costco store, called to respond to an emergency. They abandoned a cart...
soldier with dog partner

Veteran Surprised by Combat Partner- A Yellow Lab Named Casey He Vowed to Adopt

On this Memorial Day, here is a heart-warming story about a Marine who vowed to take care of his partner if they each escaped...