African Americans’ Memorial Day in Charleston, South Carolina, 1865

Memorial Day African Americans invented Memorial Day in Charleston South CarolinaThe first widely publicized observance of a Memorial Day-type observance after the Civil War was in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 1, 1865. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: This Memorial Day From Harlem To Hollywood – Don’t Just Bow Your Head

By Seth Jordan

This year, as during each Memorial Day weekend, a small minority of Americans may attend a parade — or post something on social media that will cause #NeverForget to be a trending topic. Continue Reading →

Metro-North’s Memorial Day Weekend “Getaway” Service, May 26-29, 2017 (Update)

To help you get a jump on the Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial start of summer – Metro-North Railroad has extra early getaway service on Friday, May 26 , 2017, and plenty of trains to get you to your destination during the long holiday weekend. Continue Reading →

HW Picks: Metropolitan Area Memorial Day Free Events

The United War Veterans Council (UWVC) — organizers of the New York City Veterans Day Parade — calls on metropolitan area residents to remember this Memorial Day those who have sacrificed for us by participating at one of many events taking place Monday, May 29, 2017. Continue Reading →

The History Of Veterans Day From Harlem To Hollywood

369th harlem hellfightersWorld War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: African Americans’ Memorial Day

431832_169236859911383_1841802600_nThe first widely publicized observance of a Memorial Day-type observance after the Civil War was in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 1, 1865. Continue Reading →