Memorial Day
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May 17, 2024 at 3:02 PM

Memorial Day weekend expected to shatter travel records

More than 100,000 flights are expected across the country next Thursday and Friday, heading into the holiday weekend as the kickoff for summer travel season begins.
May 17, 2024 at 3:02 PM
VIDEO: Memorial Day weekend expected to shatter travel records
May 13, 2024 at 2:39 PM

Early travel forecast for Memorial Day weekend

AAA is expecting there to be 43.8 million travelers over the long holiday weekend, which is very close to the 2005 record of 44 million.
May 13, 2024 at 2:39 PM
VIDEO: Early travel forecast for Memorial Day weekend
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Memorial Day tribute

Honoring the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
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VIDEO:  Memorial Day tribute
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Wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Biden: "As a nation we have many obligations, but I believe we have only one truly sacred obligation. Prepare those we send into harm's way and care for them and their families..."
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VIDEO: Wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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America pays tribute to its fallen heroes

On this Memorial Day holiday we visit cemeteries across the country to recognize those that sacrificed their lives.
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VIDEO: America pays tribute to its fallen heroes
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Memorial Day forecast: Wet weather washing out some holiday plans

ABC News meteorologist Somara Theodore tracks the weather from coast-to-coast as millions of Americans celebrate Memorial Day.
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Memorial Day weather forecast

What to expect if you're hitting the roads or the beach.
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VIDEO: Memorial Day weather forecast
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Millions of Americans to take the skies for Memorial Day

ABC News’ Trevor Ault reports on the busiest travel weekend in years.
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VIDEO: Millions of Americans to take the skies for Memorial Day
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Memorial Day weather threats

As millions of Americans are flying and hitting the roads in numbers not seen since before the pandemic, weather threatens to wash out holiday plans from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic.
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VIDEO: Memorial Day weather threats
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Americans across the country honor fallen heroes

Service members placed flags in front of more than 270,000 headstones at Arlington National ceremony while in Boston volunteers arranged more than 37,000 flags at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument.
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VIDEO: Americans across the country honor fallen heroes
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Record-breaking holiday travel

Americans are hitting the roads, rails, and skies in numbers not seen since before the pandemic during the Memorial Day weekend.
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VIDEO: Record-breaking holiday travel
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Millions travel during Memorial Day exodus

Air travel is above pre-pandemic levels as 27 million are expected to take the roads over the holiday weekend.
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VIDEO: Millions travel during Memorial Day exodus
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By the Numbers: Memorial Day travel

A look at the numbers behind Memorial Day travel as its forecasted to be one of the busiest travel weekends since 2019.
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VIDEO: By the Numbers: Memorial Day travel
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Memorial Day holiday rush

Airlines are promising to avoid a repeat of last year’s major delays. ABC News’ Rhiannon Ally reports.
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VIDEO:  Memorial Day holiday rush
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Rip current warning as families head to beaches for Memorial Day weekend

A mom is speaking out about a terrifying close call for her three kids and family who were swept out to sea.
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VIDEO: Rip current warning as families head to beaches for Memorial Day weekend
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Influx of travelers take to the skies for Memorial Day

ABC News’ Gio Benitez reports on the airports across the U.S. preparing for nearly 3.4 million people traveling via the skies this holiday weekend.
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VIDEO: Influx of travelers take to the skies for Memorial Day
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Memorial Day weekend weather forecast

ABC News meteorologist Sam Champion shares the holiday weekend forecast across the U.S.
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VIDEO: Memorial Day weekened weather forecast
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Busy day on the roads for Memorial Day travel

ABC News’ Trevor Ault reports on the latest traffic conditions and expectations for road travel in the U.S. on Memorial Day.
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VIDEO: Busy day on the roads for Memorial Day travel
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What to expect on the road for the holiday weekend

ABC News’ Trevor Ault reports on traffic expectations and latest Memorial Day road travel.
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VIDEO: What to expect on the road for the holiday weekend
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What to expect at airports for Memorial Day travel

ABC News’ Gio Benitez reports on the latest airline data, including busiest travel times.
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VIDEO: What to expect at airports for Memorial Day travel
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AAA predicts one of the busiest Memorial Day weekends since 2000

The numbers of air and road travelers are expected to be significantly higher than last year.
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VIDEO: AAA predicts one of the busiest Memorial Day weekends since 2000
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Upcoming travel crush and safety concerns for Memorial Day

Airports across the country are bracing for a crush of passengers for Memorial Day weekend. One of the busiest hubs is now asking for extra security to deal with unruly passengers.
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VIDEO: Upcoming travel crush and safety concerns for Memorial Day
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Airlines prepping for busiest Memorial Day weekend since before pandemic

Some U.S. carriers expect to carry over 2 million passengers over the holiday.
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In an undated stock photo, a plane is shown flying in a blue sky.
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Memorial Day sales to shop early this year

ABC News’ Becky Worley weighs in on everything to buy now when it comes to holiday weekend sales.
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VIDEO: Memorial Day sales to shop early this year
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42 million Americans expected to travel over Memorial Day weekend: AAA 

The agency anticipates this will be the third-busiest Memorial Day weekend since 2000.
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The agency anticipates this will be the third-busiest Memorial Day weekend since 2000.
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President Biden honors veterans on Memorial Day

Plus, new video and 911 calls from Uvalde shooting, tips and tricks for summer travel and Queen Elizabeth to commemorates 70 years on the throne.
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VIDEO: President Biden honors veterans on Memorial Day
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Biden marks Memorial Day with wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery

Later, he and families of the fallen plant a magnolia tree at the White House.
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President Joe Biden participates in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, May 30, 2022.
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Best Memorial Day sales to shop right now

From appliances to clothing, ABC News’ Becky Worley breaks down which retailers are offering the biggest discounts on items for the holiday.
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VIDEO: Best Memorial Day sales to shop right now
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Millions of Memorial Day travelers head home amid record gas prices

ABC News’ Victor Oquendo shares tips on how to find the best and worst times to hit the road and how to save money at the pump for travelers heading home after the holiday weekend.
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VIDEO: Millions of Memorial Day travelers head home amid record gas prices
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Hundreds of flights canceled for Memorial Day travelers

Delta Airlines, which saw the most cancellations, said the issues stemmed from bad weather and “air traffic control actions.”
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VIDEO: Hundreds of flights canceled for Memorial Day travelers
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Poppy Wall returns to National Mall for Memorial Day

The USAA Poppy Wall of Honor -- honoring the more than 645,000 Americans who have been killed in military service -- returned to the National Mall for Memorial Day
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Poppies are seen encased in the USAA Poppy Wall of Honor visible on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on May 27, 2022.
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Millions of Americans on the move for Memorial Day

Two thousand flights have been canceled since Friday.
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VIDEO: Millions of Americans on the move for Memorial Day
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Best deals for Memorial Day sales

ABC News' Becky Worley shares tips for hunting down this weekend's best deals.
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VIDEO: Best deals for Memorial Day sales
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Best Memorial Day sales to shop amid rising inflation and shortages

Despite supply chain shortages and inflation concerns, there are still great deals to find on summer items this weekend if you know where to look.
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VIDEO: Best Memorial Day sales to shop amid rising inflation and shortages
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US celebrates Memorial Day, 1st holiday after vaccine rollout

Over the weekend, an estimated 34 million people traveled and more 7 million people were screened at airports between Thursday and Sunday. There were about 135,000 fans at the Indy 500.
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VIDEO: US celebrates Memorial Day, 1st holiday after vaccine rollout
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Americans remember the fallen on Memorial Day

At Arlington National Cemetery, service members placed flags at each of the 260,000 headstones in honor of the lives lost. Across the country, people paused to honor those who died in combat.
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VIDEO: Americans remember the fallen on Memorial Day
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Honoring our nations’ fallen heroes

Representative Mark Takano discusses what Congress is doing to support those who have served our country.
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VIDEO: Honoring our nations’ fallen heroes
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Thousands of motorcycles ride for veterans

Thousands of motorcycle riders rolled through Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about issues facing American veterans.
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Thousands of motorcycle riders rolled through Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about issues facing American veterans.
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Navy SEAL, Green Beret killed in Afghanistan, leaving Marine brother 'Sole Survivor'

As the sole survivor, Beau Wise was told he would not be put in harms way -- the only service member to be kept from combat in the Afghanistan war for such a reason.
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Beau Wise visits the gravestones of his brothers on June 23, 2019.
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Memorial Day sales

Big discounts and bargains are available for those shopping this Memorial Day weekend.
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VIDEO: Memorial Day sales
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Memorial Day weekend sales

Lifestyle expert Valerie Greenberg is here with the lowdown on all the deep discounts.
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VIDEO: Memorial Day weekend sales
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Military families face growing food insecurity

ABC News’ MaryAlice Parks reports on food insecurity among military families and efforts by advocates and lawmakers to address the problem, which has worsened during the pandemic.
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VIDEO: Military families face growing food insecurity
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Our troops need more than a salute this Memorial Day. They need food.

Americans are used to showing their patriotism on Memorial Day, but experts say this holiday many of the nation’s troops need more than a salute -- ​they need food.
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Volunteers load boxes of goods into a truck during the Veterans Leadership Program's (VLP) monthly Military Share Food Distribution at their Strip District location on March 8, 2021, in Pittsburgh.
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Gas prices hit a 7-year high as Memorial Day travel begins

There are high volumes of car traffic and airline passengers as people travel for Memorial Day weekend.
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VIDEO: Gas prices hit a 7-year high as Memorial Day travel begins
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Flags placed at Arlington Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day

U.S. military service members placed flags at gravestones in Arlington National Ceremony in Virginia to mark Memorial Day.
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U.S. military service members placed flags at gravestones in Arlington National Ceremony in Virginia to mark Memorial Day.
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Thunderbirds rehearse before Memorial Day show

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds squadron rehearsed ahead of their Memorial Day weekend show at Jones Beach State Park in New York.
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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds squadron rehearsed ahead of their Memorial Day weekend show at Jones Beach State Park in New York.
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US sees its busiest travel season since start of pandemic

More than 37 million people are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend.
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VIDEO: US sees its busiest travel season since start of pandemic
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Gas prices surge as millions hit the road for holiday weekend

Tips to avoid traffic and what to expect on the road and in the air over Memorial Day weekend.
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VIDEO: Gas prices surge as millions hit the road for holiday weekend
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Heavy traffic times, high gas prices expected for Memorial Day travelers

Americans hitting the road over the long weekend can expect to see the highest gas prices in seven years and for travel time to take at least 20% longer than normal, according to experts.
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VIDEO: Heavy traffic times, high gas prices expected for Memorial Day travelers
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Blockbuster movies make a return to theaters on Memorial Day weekend

Major releases, like “Cruella" and “A Quiet Place 2,” will make their cinema debut during the holiday weekend, marking the start of the first summer blockbuster season since the pandemic began.
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VIDEO: Blockbuster movies make a return to theaters on Memorial Day weekend