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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
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Memorial Day 2012 & The National Moment of Remembrance
Memorial Day is a United States Federal holiday. Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May each year since the mid 1800's. Memorial Day is formerly known as Decoration Day, and commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in military service for their country. Memorial Day is one of the most special days for those who had family members in the various wars, battles, and conflicts over the decades.
The Memorial Day holiday started in the aftermath of the American Civil War when veterans from the Northern Army started a day called “Decoration Day.” This day was originally designed to honor those who died in the Civil War between the North and South.
However, it became a fully celebrated day in the North only two decades later. A couple decades after this, the rest of the expanding country of the United States of America adopted it as well. Memorial Day and Labor Day are often referred to as bookend holidays, marking the beginning and end of the summer holidays in the United States.
Activities and Traditions For those who observe this day, there are a number of patriotic activities which are typically done to honor the country and its soldiers. Some of the following are events which will take place every year during Memorial Day:
Flying the American flag at half-mast. This is done during all national days of mourning or days of respect for soldiers and other men and women in the armed services
Attending a speech or concert. This is one of the favorite activities for those who wish to honor the country and its people. Almost every park or public space will hold a Memorial Day celebration in order to bring people together in a unifying way.
Having a back yard barbecue or cook-out. These social gatherings are very American in nature, and Memorial Day weekend is one of the favorite times to host such events. In fact, since Memorial Day itself is a holiday off from school and work, the three day weekend induces many to have cook outs in their backyards. Common foods include hot dogs and hamburgers, corn on the cob, steak, and chicken.
Staying at home watching the race. There are two very notable races which are held on Memorial Day. They are the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600. These races are attended by thousands and are watched by millions
In addition to events scheduled for this day, most musical groups hold special performances. There is a national event in Washington, D.C. This is broadcast on PBS television and NPR radio for all to hear around the country and the world. Some of the favorite songs include marches written by John Philip Sousa.
The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3:00 pm local time on Memorial Day for one minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the US. As Moment of Remembrance founder Carmella LaSpada states: “It’s a way we can all help put the memorial back in Memorial Day.”
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