The Memorial Day holiday means lots of changes and closures to transportation and government services. Here’s a look at what’s open, and when, across the area.
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Pools are finally opening, Memorial Day parades are underway and people in the WTOP listening area are making mad dashes to area beaches. Unfortunately, the temperatures will not be feeling very summerlike and there will be daily storm chances in the D.C. area.
For 23 years, an Arlington assistance program has helped families of fallen military servicemen and women cope with the pain of loss.
The D.C. region remains a top tourist destination for Memorial Day, hotel chain Marriott says, based on searches for holiday weekend getaways at one of the hotel chain’s properties.
“Let’s not be crabby,” said a Maryland transportation official. Safety, he added, is more important than how quickly you reach your destination.
Given the holiday and the recent heightened threats internationally, expect to see more security around the District, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said.
Heading out of town for Memorial Day weekend? Here’s where you’ll find the highest tolls and the most congested traffic on the Interstate 95 Express Lanes.
A Memorial Day tradition of placing flowers at grave sites brings solace to families of fallen service members at Arlington National Cemetery and 18 other cemeteries nationwide.
Eight new names and nine status changes on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall were commemorated in an annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday.
One person was taken into custody after a container was thrown over the White House fence prompting a brief security lockdown Monday afternoon.
“We honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice,” said Josiah Bunting, chairman of the nonprofit group Friends of the National World War II Memorial.
Just because it’s a nice holiday to look at flowers, here are a few photos from the rose garden at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland. Enjoy.
The major changes to transit and government services for Memorial Day 2016.
The parade begins at 2 p.m. on Constitution Avenue, at 7th Street Northwest.
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