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New Movies This Week: ‘The Identical’

Not a whole lot of action this week at cinemas, with just one new movie coming out and it isn't even getting a full, 3,000-theater release. But it is about Elvis, sort of.

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Category: Memorial Day, Sports
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Learn to Practice Proper Flag Etiquette

Photo by: Rudy Fernandez

As Memorial Day nears, many of us will be flying Old Glory high and proud. With that, comes the responsibility and respect for our flag. There are laws that govern how and when the Stars and Stripes can be flown. I have noticed that many Abilene businesses fly the American flag all year-round, not just on holidays. Some of these local businesses are actually in violation of flag laws and lack flag etiquette, and probably don't know it.

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Sara Evans Sings ‘Slow Me Down’ For Fox News’ All American Summer Concert Series

In front of a large crowd which included a group of servicemen and women directly in front of the stage, Sara Evans kicked off the Fox News All American Summer Concert Series on Friday (5/23), and she absolutely nailed her performance.

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Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles Sings at the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington DC

Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles was one of many to perform at this years National Memorial Day Concert Sunday evening in Washington DC. While I'm a huge fan of Jennifer's, I think she was the best performer there. I believe she did an incredible job on "America the Beautiful". In the even you missed it, here are some video highlights of the PBS tribute concert. Check it out.

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Jennifer Nettles singing
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Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles Sings at the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington DC

Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles was one of many to perform at this years National Memorial Day Concert Sunday evening in Washington DC. While I'm a huge fan of Jennifer's, I think she was the best performer there. I believe she did an incredible job on "America the Beautiful". In the even you missed it, here are some video highlights of the PBS tribute concert. Check it out.

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Carrie Underwood singing
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Carrie Underwood Debuts Her New Song “Keep Us Safe” a Tribute to Our Nations Troops

Carrie Underwood was asked to perform on the Academy of Country Music's "All-Star Salute To The Troops" show. In turn, Underwood was so excited to do something to honor our troops that she wrote a song specifically for the show. Carrie sang the song "Keep Us Safe" and then made it available for download with all the proceeds benefiting the ACM's "Lifting Lives" charity, dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Check it out.

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Memorial Day Recipes — Here’s How to Rule the Grill This Weekend [VIDEOS]

Memorial Day Weekend means it''s time to dust off the grill and prepare some delicious burgers, steaks and ribs. Here are a few recipes to get you started.

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Category: Memorial Day, Sports
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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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Shay’s Top 5 Best Movies to Watch on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is upon us and that means it's time for some great movies that salute our Veterans. Movies that honor, salute, and make us think about those who sacrificed everything they had for our freedom. Wars have changed over the years. They way they are fought, the way our soldiers are honored or not when they come home; these movies cover it all.

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Memorial Day in Abilene – What’s Open and What’s Closed?

Memorial Day is coming up on Monday, May 26th, 2014 and is a time we remember those who died fighting for our country. Being a national holiday and the kick off to the summer season, you should be aware of what's open and what's closed in the Abilene area.

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Steve Azar singing
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Steve Azar’s “Soldier Song” Video Uses Soldiers Reunion Pictures for the Video Watch

Steve Azar's "Soldier Song" is emotional enough if you ask me. However, when you listen to the lyrics and watch the images in this video it makes for a tearful experience. When I watched this video for the first time, I was blown away to learn the the images were taken by the actual soldiers and/or their families. Check it out.

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Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene Will Host Special Memorial Day Ceremonies for Veterans

Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene will host a special ceremony for all veterans Monday, May 26th, Memorial Day beginning at 11:00am. This ceremony will honor all veterans past and present and will feature a special guest speaker. Veterans, their families and friends are all encouraged to attend this special event.

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