Memorial Day weekend is an American tradition. We surround ourselves with good food, better beer and best friends and family. It’s also one of those rare times when we stop and give thanks to the men and women who’ve paid the ultimate price and died while serving our country. Below are some of the best events to celebrate USA and the people who sacrificed their lives. Don’t forget to pour out a little.

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Jennifer Wadsworth and Christiana Cobb contributed to this report.