Memorial Day http://wvxu.org en Remembering the fallen on Memorial Day http://wvxu.org/post/remembering-fallen-memorial-day <p><a href="http://www.vva10.org/index.html" target="_blank">Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 10</a> marks each Memorial Day with a ceremony at their monument in Cincinnati's Eden Park.</p><p>This year's speaker was David Foster, First Sergeant, United States Marine Corps (Ret.). Foster enlisted in July 1980 and served multiple tours of duty including Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003; Operation New Horizon/Nicaragua 1999; and Operation Desert Storm 1990-1991.</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 20:25:43 +0000 Tana Weingartner 27184 at http://wvxu.org Remembering the fallen on Memorial Day Roads and airports will be busy for the holiday http://wvxu.org/post/roads-and-airports-will-be-busy-holiday <p>If you're traveling for Memorial Day, you'll have a lot of company on the roads and in the air.&nbsp; AAA is estimating more than 1.34 million Ohioans plan to travel this weekend, a 0.6 percent increase from last year.&nbsp; The figure is 36.1 million across the country, a 1.5 percent increase and the highest number since the recession. Cheryl Parker with AAA in Cincinnati chalks it up to cabin fever.<br /> Fri, 23 May 2014 16:18:20 +0000 Mark Heyne 27097 at http://wvxu.org A fascinating book about what can be learned visiting cemeteries on Memorial Day http://wvxu.org/post/fascinating-book-about-what-can-be-learned-visiting-cemeteries-memorial-day <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.americanafterlifebook.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Kate Sweeney</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a producer for </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">NPR</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, has just released her fascinating book, </span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/American-Afterlife-Encounters-Customs-Mourning/dp/0820346004/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1400077888&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=american+afterlife" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and she’s on the phone with Lee Hay to share what she learned about visiting cemeteries on Memorial Day, green cemeteries, roadside memorials and more.</span></p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:15 +0000 Lee Hay 27006 at http://wvxu.org A fascinating book about what can be learned visiting cemeteries on Memorial Day Taste of Cincinnati marks 35th year http://wvxu.org/post/taste-cincinnati-marks-35th-year <p></p><p>Dubbed "the nation's longest running culinary arts festival," <a href="http://www.tasteofcincinnati.com/" target="_blank">Taste of Cincinnati</a> returns Memorial Day weekend for its 35th year.</p><p>Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Vice President Pat Sheeran says the annual festival continues to grow.</p><p>"Last year we set a record for crowds," says Sheeran. "And if Mother Nature cooperates, we're going to do it again."</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 20:49:44 +0000 Tana Weingartner 26731 at http://wvxu.org Taste of Cincinnati marks 35th year Marking Memorial Day 2013 http://wvxu.org/post/marking-memorial-day-2013 <p>Each Memorial Day, <a href="http://www.vva10.org/" target="_blank">Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter #10</a> hosts a ceremony at the Vietnam Memorial in Eden Park.</p><p>This year's guest speaker was retired Brigadier General Charles O. Dillard, MD who served two years in the United States Air Force and 20 years in the Ohio and Indiana National Guard.</p><p>For more images, visit our <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151396697111825.1073741836.38686491824&amp;type=3&amp;uploaded=20" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>.</p> Mon, 27 May 2013 16:17:00 +0000 Tana Weingartner 13040 at http://wvxu.org Marking Memorial Day 2013