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Barbecue Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend — Watch How to Do Them Right

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

Part of the beauty of grilling is its simplicity, but that doesn'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:

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Professional Sports’ 5 Biggest Memorial Day Moments

Memorial Day weekend, which is coming up soon, doesn't offer a a reprieve from the daily grind for many athletes. The NBA and NHL playoffs are still smoking hot, and Major League Baseball is in full swing.

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ern/yoppy/Father.Jack, Flickr
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10 of the Best (and Oddest) Deep-Fried Foods

There are some foods that we, as human beings, collectively enjoy when deep fried in vats of cooking oil, like crispy chicken and French fries. A lot of these deep-fry choices make pretty good sense, while others are a bit more dubious, and push the bounds of what can actually be called “food.” Here’s a list of some of the most delicious deep-fried items around, and a few that might make you think twice before taking your first bite.

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Rick Diamond (2), Getty Images
Rick Diamond (2), Getty Images
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Dierks Bentley, Eric Church + More Reflect on True Meaning of Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, we remember our fallen American soldiers who have sacrificed their lives in all wars. These heroes fought for our freedom without selfishly thinking of what could be at stake for them and their families.

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Rick Diamond / Frazer Harrison / Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images
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This Week’s Best Tweets: Country Stars Start Celebrating Memorial Day Early

As a holiday weekend approaches, it’s clear that a few country stars may have begun celebrating a little early. Joe Nichols has something to celebrate, while a few others — like Jerrod Niemann and Tyler Farr — may just be celebrating life. Of course Blake Shelton is included in this list of the week’s best tweets, but his submission is much more domestic than fans are used to — but still hilarious.

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Robin Jones / Christopher Polk / Ethan Miller, Getty Images
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Country Artists Who Have Served Their Country

Country music has a long tradition of supporting the troops, with stars like Toby Keith, Kellie Pickler and Darryl Worley taking frequent trips overseas to play for the men and women stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of course, before the Gulf Wars, country musicians were quick to join the USO to play for troops stationed just about anywhere. While only a minority of Nashville’s best served in the military, more than a few on this list may surprise you.

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Win McNamee/Cole Bennetts/Stephen Chernin, Getty
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Memorial Day

Most of America might look forward to Memorial Day because it gives us a three-day break from our hectic work lives and an excuse to grill great gobs of red meat over an open pit, but it’s intentions are much nobler.

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Get Smashed (or Hammered) This Memorial Day With These ‘Avengers’ Themed Cocktails!

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, these ‘Avengers‘ themed cocktails will give you the courage, strength, and wit of your favorite superheroes to help you cope with your weird family vacation.

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Getty Images, Kevork Djansezian
Getty Images, Kevork Djansezian
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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
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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