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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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Memorial Day In Lafayette – What Is Open & What Is Closed

Memorial Day this year is on Monday, May 28th. Looking for something to do, or just want to see what's going to be open? Check out our full list of what's open on Memorial Day in Lafayette below.

Agave: 11:00am - 10:00pm

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Eight Heartwarming Videos of Soldiers’ Surprise Homecomings

On Memorial Day, we commemorate all the U.S. soldiers who've died while serving our country. With so many of our servicemen 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.

In these videos, families of soldiers get the surprise and relief of a lifetime when their loved ones return home from duty unannounced. You'll really want to grab a box of tissues before watching.

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Difference Between Memorial Day And Veterans Day

Many people think of Memorial Day as the the beginning of Summer (3 day weekend, no more school, barbecues, Indy 500, the list goes on and on). But what are we really remembering on Memorial Day and what's the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day?

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Remembering American Veterans On Memorial Day

As we enter into Memorial Day Weekend, I hope that we all remember why we are celebrating this day and weekend. I don't want to sound like I'm preaching, because I'm not, but lets all remind ourselves what Memorial Day is truly all about.

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8 Great Summer Vacation Movies [VIDEOS]

While summer doesn't officially start until June 21, Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning to the hottest season at the movies.

Summer loses some of its meaning when you're an adult, since it no longer comes with a moths-long break from the grind.

Nevertheless, we can all still enjoy a good movie about summer vacations. After the jump, check out eight of our favorites.

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Five Things To Watch For In ‘Hangover 2′

Thanks to the Grand 16, the Hot crew and some lucky listeners got the sneak preview of 'Hangover 2' last night. Did it make me laugh? Yes. Was it better than the first? I think it was. Are you going to watch it this weekend? Probably. That being said, I won't ruin the plot line for you by telling you everything that happens in the movie. I will, however, give you a list of 5 things to watch for in the movie that will make you laugh/cringe/etc. during the show.

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Traffic Safety Reminder For Memorial Day

From the Louisiana State Police, here's a reminder regarding the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and safety measures to consider when traveling.

The Memorial Day weekend is the "official" start of summer for many of us in Louisiana.  As children finish their school year; families plan weekend outings; or we head out on vacation; the traffic on our roadways will increase.  Unfortunately, with that increased traffic there is also a greater chance of being involved in a crash.

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Barbecue Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend [VIDEOS]

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

Part of the beauty of grilling is its simplicity. But that shouldn'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.

Check them out after the jump.

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10 Extreme BBQ Aprons for Memorial Day Weekend

In honor of Memorial Day, and all the barbecuing that will take place during the three-day weekend, we've compiled a gallery of handmade aprons from craft site Etsy that are sure to let everyone know who's boss of the grill.

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