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US In Photos: Memorial Day preparations

01:08  24 may  2020
01:08  24 may  2020 Source:   msn.com

A WWI memorial in Pittsburg was vandalized on Memorial Day, police say

  A WWI memorial in Pittsburg was vandalized on Memorial Day, police say Police in Pennsylvania are investigating after a World War I memorial was vandalized on Memorial Day, according to a news release from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. © Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Pittsburgh Police are investigating after a WWI War Memorial at Doughboy Square in Lawrenceville was vandalized overnight, according to a release from th The vandalism was discovered at 8 a.m. on Monday on the monument in Doughboy Square in the Lawrenceville neighborhood, the release said.

Take a look at the holiday marking the official beginning of summer and America's most solemn occasion.

Memorial Day (previously, but now seldom, called Decoration Day ) is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who had died while serving in the United

Even as Republicans contemplate the prospect of scaling back their presidential nominating convention this summer, the national party is pouring millions into the group charged with financing and organizing the event, financial records show.

Donald Trump standing in front of a red suit: Saul Loeb/Getty © Provided by The Daily Beast Saul Loeb/Getty

The Republican National Committee transferred a whopping $6.4 million to its convention committee in April, according to records released on Wednesday. That was more than 10 times the sum that the Democratic National Committee transferred to theirs last month. It also represented the biggest month of RNC funding for its convention committee so far this cycle, and more than a three-fold increase over the prior month. The DNC’s convention transfer in April, meanwhile, was $634,000. In March, the committee had steered more than $1 million there.

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 United States: what does Memorial Day look like in the midst of a Coronavirus epidemic? © Sean Rayford / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP People walk and gather along the beach on the morning of May 23, 2020 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Businesses, including entertainment, have reopened for Memorial Day weekend. In the United States, it’s Memorial Day weekend. Monday, May 25 is a holiday to pay tribute to members of the armed forces who died in combat.

American Flags posted into the ground in preparation for Memorial Day at Indiantown Gap National Cemetary holiday, illustrations, objects, symbols. Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, shutter speed: 1/125, aperture: f 10.0, ISO : ISO 200, focal length: 32 mm.

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women who have died in military service Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season.

Both convention committees spent roughly the same amount in April—Republicans $835,000 and Democrats $860,000—but the outsized sums steered by the RNC into its convention account indicate a far larger down payment on future expenses associated with putting on the party’s biggest event of the cycle.

The money disparity is the latest illustration of the different mindsets the parties are taking about the conventions being planned for later this summer. Democrats already have moved their convention back from July to August to adjust for the spread of coronavirus. And several sources tell The Daily Beast that the planning committee has canceled contracts with vendors in anticipation that they may not have the same transportation, food, and entertainment demands even at that latter date. 

Missouri officials slam 'irresponsible and dangerous' behavior seen in images of Memorial Day crowds

  Missouri officials slam 'irresponsible and dangerous' behavior seen in images of Memorial Day crowds Missouri officials on Monday slammed the "irresponsible and dangerous" behavior of people who crowded pools and patios at the Lake of the Ozarks over Memorial Day weekend.Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams released a statement Monday warning people that the coronavirus pandemic is not over."This Memorial Day, we caution that COVID-19 is still here, and social distancing needs to continue to prevent further spread of infections," he said.

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Memorial Day , in the United States, holiday (observed the last Monday in May) honoring those who have died in the nation’s wars. It originated during the American Civil War when citizens placed flowers on the graves of those who had been killed in battle. Learn more about Memorial Day .

Delegates have continued to express concern about the prospect of even a scaled-down gathering in Milwaukee. And presumptive nominee Joe Biden has been open about contemplating the possibility that an in-person convention may not even happen at all. 

Republicans have been less overtly cautious. RNC chair Ronna McDaniel left open the possibility of a pared-back convention during a phone call with reporters this week, The New York Times reported on Thursday.

But the RNC pointed to the numbers in this week’s FEC reports as evidence of its opponents’ uneasiness. “The money speaks to the massive enthusiasm gap that exists between President Trump and Joe Biden,” RNC spokesman Michael Ahrens said in a statement. “There is such little enthusiasm for Biden’s nomination that the DNC has barely been able to raise any money and had to lay off its convention staff.”

3 fatal stabbings in 12-hour span in NYC over Memorial Day Weekend

  3 fatal stabbings in 12-hour span in NYC over Memorial Day Weekend NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Three people were fatally stabbed within a 12-hour span over Memorial Day weekend, police said Monday. At approximately 11:45 a.m., on Sunday officials discovered 56-year-old Deidre Borders, with multiple stab wounds to her torso in the bedroom of her Staten Island home officials said. Authorities said police were called after second-floor tenant heard a commotion in the home on Osgood Avenue then not hearing from Borders "for a while" and spotting the woman through a window lying unresponsive in her first-floor apartment.

Join us for a Memorial Day Ceremony on Saturday May 25th at 9AM and help us honor our fallen heroes. In preparation for the ceremony, we ask that you bring an 8.5 x 11 photo and a narrative about the fallen heroes life that will be Please bring your photo and narrative any time before May 25th.

Carleton Burr, during Memorial Day weekend at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau Shively shows a photo of his grandfather, World War I Marine Corps Private Norman Alfred Roberts, as he Scouts place flags at the graves of veterans across the country in preparation for Memorial Day .

President Donald Trump has been adamant that the 2020 Republican National Convention—or some version of it—go on. For months, he’s demanded that back-up options for less crowded gatherings be fully explored by his staff, if a full-blown convention isn’t ultimately possible or safe, according to three people familiar with his private insistence. But he has scoffed at the notion of a virtual convention in recent weeks, saying that it sounds like “something Joe Biden would do from his basement,” said a source who heard Trump mock the idea.

Trump’s desire to have some sort of coronation moment fits his love of pageantry and spectacle. But various staffers working on plotting the Republican gathering aren’t quite so optimistic that it’s doable, knowing that they are entirely at the mercy of the virus and that the convention may end up even sparser than some expect.

“I don’t want to be the one to tell the president,” the White House official said, envisioning a scenario in which a disappointed, possibly angry Trump is informed he would have to be livestreamed into his own convention.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

FDA commissioner issues Memorial Day warning: 'Coronavirus is not yet contained' .
The commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration on Sunday urged Americans observing Memorial Day weekend to follow federal guidelines aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, saying the deadly virus "is not yet contained."The commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration on Sunday urged Americans observing Memorial Day weekend to follow federal guidelines aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, saying the deadly virus "is not yet contained.

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