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The Sidney Wood Show: Memorial Day Edition

We took the time out, to remember our Veterans. Thank you for your service; we appreciate you. Click the audio links to hear the conversation…

WAOK-AM–05/28/2013

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Interviews With Veterans: What Memorial Day Means From A Hero’s Perspective

How do you celebrate Memorial Day, and what does this federal holiday mean to you and your family? Read what some of our country’s veterans had to say about Memorial Day, patriotism and what this annual holiday means to them.

05/13/2013

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Where To Experience National Monuments This Memorial Day

Visiting monuments this Memorial Day is a refreshing way of fostering a child’s education outside of the classroom, paying tribute to those who died in war and remembering America’s leaders.

05/13/2013

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Obama Honors Fallen Troops At Arlington Cemetery

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama calls it “the most wrenching decision” that he’s had to make — the decision to send troops into harm’s way. At Arlington National Cemetery on this Memorial Day, […]

WAOK-AM–05/28/2012

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The History Of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. See what the holiday really means and why it falls on the last Monday in May.

05/13/2012

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Gas Prices Up ….Again

ATLANTA (WAOK)- In case you hadn’t noticed, gas prices at the pump just keep going up. A gallon of regular unleaded gas in the Atlanta Metro area is now selling for between $3.45 and $3.49 on […]

WAOK-AM–02/06/2012

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Memorial Day Weekend at the Atlanta Jazz Festival

The weather was fantastic, the food was delicious and Atlanta turned out in great numbers once again for the 34th annual Atlanta Jazz Festival. Check out pictures .

WAOK-AM–05/28/2011

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Alternative View Of Memorial Day Weekend: ‘You’re Welcome,’ Says Comedian Al Dukes

Humorist Al Dukes offer a few tips for the Memorial Day weekend.

05/27/2011

NEW YORK - MARCH 20: Jazz violinist Regina Carter performs during 'Beboperella', a celebration of Bebop and Ella Fitzgerald, at Laura Belle on March 20, 2003 in New York City.  Ms. Carter is a featured performer at the Atlanta Jazz Festival.  Credit Scott Gries/Emigrant Savings Bank/Getty Images

Atlanta Jazz Festival

The Atlanta Jazz Festival is a free jazz festivals. Memorial Day weekend, the festival features show-stopping performances at Piedmont Park. The festival is produced by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, free and […]

05/25/2011

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Ways to Observe Memorial Day

Honor and remember the men and women who have died in military service with these simple ways to commemorate Memorial Day.

05/09/2011

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