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Memorial Day

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  • In Theory: Should the U.N. recognize Yom Kippur?

    Although over the years the relationship between Israel and the United Nations has been somewhat rocky due to the Palestinian issue, 32 nations, including the United States, in late July sent a letter to a U.N. committee asking that the body recognize Judaism’s holiest day, Yom Kippur, as an official holiday. Presently the U.N. recognizes the Christian holidays Christmas and Good Friday and the Muslim holidays Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. It also sets aside the U.S. holidays New Year’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving.
  • Memorial Day event speaker Jimmy Weldon talks renewing patriotism

    Memorial Day event speaker Jimmy Weldon talks renewing patriotism
    An aircraft flyover by the Condor Squadron kicked off this year’s Memorial Day service held at the war memorial at McCambridge Park on Monday. World War II veteran and actor Jimmy Weldon was featured during the ceremony with his well-known speech...

    Burb's Eye View: Reflection and inspiration on Memorial Day

    Burb's Eye View: Reflection and inspiration on Memorial Day
    If you’ve never been to a Memorial Day observance in Burbank, it is a poignant and solemn ceremony that provides many reasons for you to attend and honor those who have fought for their country. Two aspects of the ceremony in particular stand out....

    Man accused of stabbing to death girlfriend's son competent to stand trial

    A 27-year-old man accused of stabbing to death his girlfriend’s son – a student at David Starr Jordan Middle School in Burbank – was found mentally competent to stand trial after a months-long psychiatric evaluation, authorities said....

    Burbank City Council opts for more meetings

    The Burbank City Council will be meeting more frequently starting this month after not holding meetings several times last year, which some city officials said caused regular meetings to run past midnight. In the 10 Tuesdays since Thanksgiving, the...