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Things To Do In Abilene on Memorial Day

First and foremost, Memorial Day is a day where we remember those that sacrificed their own lives to keep America safe and free. But, it's also a day for families and friends to gather together to fire up the grill and spend some time together. If you're looking for things to do in Abilene on Memorial Day, here are some things you can do.

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Abilene Lions Clubs Offer a Holiday Flag Service

Independence Day is Thursday this year, and it's time to take a good look at Old Glory to make sure she's fit to fly. I just can't remember all the different holidays in which it's okay to fly the flag. I know there's the 4th of July, Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Flag Day. One time I forgot to take it down my flag at night, then there's the unexpected storms, is it too faded or tattered. There's so much to remember right? The Abilene Area Lions Clubs to the rescue

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Miranda Lambert Finds a Home for Another Stray Dog Over Memorial Day Weekend

Rumors have been running rampant about whether or not Miranda Lambert and her hubby Blake Shelton are ready to have a baby. But the idea of adding a human baby to her pack of adopted pups hasn't stopped the sassy country singer from helping stray animals find good homes.

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How to Celebrate Memorial Day in GIF Form

Americans across the country celebrate Memorial Day in honor of those who have died while in the military service. Though it's a day of remembrance, it also kicks off the most fun part of the year -- summer! For many, Memorial Day signals the beginning of beach season and barbecues. So let's celebrate America with these fun GIFs!

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10 BBQ Fails to Avoid on Memorial Day

Got any Memorial Day plans? Maybe you’re heading to a parade and dressing up in those American flag shorts (guilty). Or perhaps heading to the public pool to kick off swimming season is more your style. Whatever you do, there’s one Memorial Day staple that all Americans must experience on Monday— the BBQ.

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13 Animals Kicking It in Kiddie Pools for Memorial Day

Hooo boy, it is so close to being summer, we can practically hear the incessant song of the ice cream truck already. Frankly we don't want to wait until Monday to kick off the season. We can't. We've lost all control. Here are some pics of animals in kiddie pools to prove it.

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The 10 Best Indy 500 Finishes of All-Time

The Indianapolis 500 is the world's largest single-day sporting event. Approximately 400,000 fans will crowd the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend to watch "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" at the 2.5-mile oval track. While drivers average speeds well in excess of 150 miles per hour, sometimes the race comes down to the final lap. Here are the 10 best Indy 500 finishes of all-time:

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“Ride for Our Warriors” Motorcycle Rally is Scheduled for June 1st at Kent’s Harley-Davidson in Abilene

The intersection of Catclaw and Southwest Drive will be very busy on Saturday, June 1st, as Kent's Harley-Davidson hosts the "Ride for Our Warriors" motorcycle rally, to benefit the "Wounded Warrior Project." The event will have several raffle items, live entertainment, a poker run, food and several special guests will be on hand signing autographs. So get on your bike and come join the fun.

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The D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy, France — Go Here

The date was June 6, 1944. The invasion of France by the Allies had begun, and it was the beginning of the end for Hitler's Third Reich, and its occupation of mainland Europe.

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18 Signs That You’re at an Awful Barbecue

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and that means it's time for one of our favorite things: grilling. Sometimes, however, what should be such a simple process can go horribly wrong.

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Seven Heartwarming Videos of Surprise Military Homecomings

Memorial Day was created to commemorate all the American servicemembers who have died while serving our country. With so many military men 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.

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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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