The Washington holiday season had a festive start Friday when First Lady Michelle Obama presided over the arrival of the White House Christmas tree – a balsam fir from Wisconsin.
Americans relaxed at the end of a three-day weekend marking Memorial Day. But millions of them also paused to remember and to honor those who’d lost their lives in military service.
Ryan Jerabek's parents helped organize an annual footrace that traces the route run by their son, a Marine killed in Iraq. The event honors those who serve in the US armed forces.