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The District Department of Transportation lifts the reversible lane restrictions for the Memorial Day holiday Monday.
The U.S. Marine Corps' chaplain, speaking to a congregation that has tied gold ribbons on the church's fence in honor of fallen soldiers since the Iraq War began, lauded the sacrifice of veterans around the world as President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan for Memorial Day.
"What they have done has allowed us to be here," Rear Admiral Margaret Kibben told the roughly 200 worshippers Sunday at the Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan, including active duty servicemen and women in town for the annual Fleet Week celebration.
Memorial Day, she said, was a time to remind ourselves of the meaning of sacrifice and to put personal struggles and difficulties in perspective.
Read more about how veterans are being honored around the country on WTOP.com.
Gasoline prices have familiar look as summer nears
To smooth the way for holiday travelers, Virginia highway officials are suspending construction and maintenance on most interstates and highways for the Memorial Day weekend.
The work pause starts at noon Friday and ends at noon Tuesday. The Virginia Department of Transportation says action is intended to keep travel lanes open and traffic flowing.
Read more on WTOP.com.
Traveling with a pet? What you should do
If you're traveling with your pets this Memorial Day weekend, Kim Salerno, founder of Trips with Pets, there are some things you'll want to do to make the trip a smooth one.
"Make frequent pit stops along the way. You want to watch their food intake, so you definitely want to keep their food to a minimum while you're traveling."
Read more tips on WTOP.com.
DelFest in Cumberland, Maryland, is four fun-filled bluegrass stompin' days of family fun along the Potomac. For info delfest.com
Hometown Holidays in Rockville, Maryland, is family fun with great music and food, kids activities and a parade. For info Rockvillemd.gov
Caribbean Festival at Linganore Wines in Mt. Airy, Maryland, is a family friendly, cultural celebration with music, food and more. For info www.linganorewines.com
Delaplane Strawberry Festival at Sky Meadows State Park is a day of good, old-fashioned family fun with music, games, dancing, petting farm, antique car show and more. For info delaplanestrawberryfestival.com
ViVa! Vienna! in Vienna, Virginia, is a Memorial Day weekend extravaganza for the family with rides, music, crafts, food and a kids stage. For info vivavienna.orgDinosaurs Come Alive at the Dulles Expo Center, Saturday and Sunday, is a family adventure where dinosaurs ruled the world featuring animatronic displays, roaring dragons, enchanted fairies, slides, rides and an obstacle course. For info Dinosauriaexperience.com
Rolling Thunder has motorcyclists from all over converging in and around the D.C. area to honor our military veterans with various events all weekend. For info rollingthunderrun.com
Kennedy Center presents the 19th Annual Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival celebrating a legacy of the legendary pianist. For info www.kennedy-center.org
This Memorial Day, the Massachusetts Vigil Society remembers those lost or missing in action - WTOP's Kristi King reports from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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