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Posted by ImaJustSaying on May 30, 2011


Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May.   Formerly known as Decoration Day, which was first recorded to have been observed by Freedmen (freed enslaved southern blacks) in Charleston, South Carolina in 1865, at the Washington Race Course, to remember the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. Today, what is now known as Memorial Day, is a day of reflection and recognition of ordinary people who sometimes visit cemeteries and graves to honor their deceased relatives while also commemorating all U.S. Service Members who died while in military service.   The recognition of the fallen victims was then enacted under the name Memorial Day by an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War. Over time, it was extended after World War I to honor all Americans who have died in all wars.

Memorial Day often marks the start of the summer vacation season, and Labor Day its end.


What’s New Tonight: Monday, May 30, 2011

8 pm Eastern

Antiques Roadshow


Washington, D.C.

Part 2 of 3. In Washington, D.C., items include an 1813 Congressional sword; an early 20th-century Tiffany & Co. Sinclair mantel clock; and a Charles Schreyvogel sculpture of a soldier and his horse that’s valued at $60,000 to $90,000. Also: the New Deal’s WPA program, the art it sponsored and efforts to locate some of the lost treasures are discussed with General Services Administration inspector general Brian Miller.

Basketball Wives

| VH1

Evelyn tries to profit from the brawl that ended Season 2, and Jen and Tami try to prevent that in the third-season premiere.

Secret Life of the American Teenager


It’s Not Over Till It’s Over

Both Adrian and Ben get cold feet regarding their impending nuptials. Elsewhere, George can’t stop interfering in Amy and Ashley’s lives.

The Bachelorette

| ABC Editors’ Pick

The 18 opening-night survivors move into the mansion. One guy snares Ashley’s first kiss, on a Las Vegas one-on-one date that includes wedding preparations. Another attends a private Colbie Caillat performance, also in Vegas. And 12 others dance with the hip-hop crew Jabbawockeez during a group date. And before three contenders are sent home, the masked man doffs his mask.

WWE Tough Enough


Now We Face the Rattlesnake

The Miz makes an appearance. Also: a shocking elimination.

9 pm Eastern

American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior


Cadillac Build-Off Part 1

Part 1 of 2. A father-son build-off unfolds as bikes for Cadillac are built, and Senior makes a second settlement offer to Junior sans lawyers.

Cake Boss


Space Shuttle, Stepping Up & Surprise!

Buddy designs a space-shuttle cake for NASA. He also makes a special confection for his mom.

House Hunters: Beachfront Homes


Real Housewives of New Jersey

| BRAVO Editors’ Pick

Sealed With a Diss

Jacqueline is haunted by her past as her relationship with her daughter continues to weaken. Meanwhile, life dramas impact Caroline’s sons; Teresa attempts to reconcile with Melissa; and Kathy defends herself in a conversation with Caroline.

Secret Life of the American Teenager


To Be…

Ricky loans Jack his apartment, much to Amy’s chagrin. Meanwhile, Adrian grows apprehensive about labor; and Katelyn and Grace festively welcome Ben and Adrian back to school.

Single Ladies

| VH1

Three best friends (Stacey Dash, LisaRaye McCoy and Charity Shea) have different philosophies on sex and relationships in the series premiere of this comedy-drama. One gives her man an ultimatum; another plays cat-and-mouse with a millionaire; and one is tempted to scratch her seven-year itch.

WWE Monday Night Raw


R-Truth confronts John Cena.

10 pm Eastern

Breakout Kings

| A&E

Where in the World is Carmen Vega

In the first-season finale, the head of a drug cartel escapes while attending her son’s funeral, and, while the team hunts her, it’s suspected that there’s a rat in the ranks who’s helping the fugitive elude the team.

Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition

| ABC | starts at: 10:01


A non-competitive weight-loss reality series with each episode focusing on one person’s transformation over the span of one year with a personal trainer. First up: A young woman who weighs nearly 400 pounds attempts to lose half her body weight.

Khloe & Lamar

| E!

Baby Blues

Kris voices concern about Khloe not getting pregnant, so Khloe visits a doctor to see if there is a problem; Rob receives some shocking news.

Law & Order: Los Angeles


Plummer Park

A kidnapping gone awry leads detectives to two armed Russian men and the discovery of a second crime.

Meat & Potatoes


Meats on the Bone

Chef Rama tries the 45-ounce tomahawk steak at Hank’s Fine Steaks in Henderson, Nev. He then heads to Boston’s SoulFire Barbecue for a taste of their baby-back ribs, and later, Miami chef Michelle Bernstein shares the secret to her short ribs.

Platinum Hit

| BRAVO Editors’ Pick

This Is Platinum Hit

Songsmiths battle in various tune-writing challenges in this music-competition reality show hosted by Jewel. First up: The city of Los Angeles inspires the 12 contestants to author a hook-laden song. Kara DioGuardi is the series’ head judge; Jermaine Dupri and Trevor Jerideau are guest judges.

Surprise Homecoming


Operation: Bank Job

A soldier arrives home just in time for his fiancée’s bridal shower in the premiere of this reality series, which follows military men and women as they surprise their loved ones with an unexpected visit home. Also: a family reunites at “the happiest place on Earth.” Billy Ray Cyrus is the host.

Swamp Brothers


No Crocodile Tears on This Farm

The brothers seek black racer snakes to feed to their king cobras; efforts to tag crocodiles unfold.

The Hard Times of RJ Berger


Steamy Surprise; The Better Man

RJ and Jenny are nominated for Mr. and Ms. Pinkerton right as he’s ready to take his relationship with Amy to the next level in the Season 2 finale.

Vanished With Beth Holloway


Kesse & Bible; Freeman

Beth talks to the father of a woman who had a premonition of danger before she disappeared. Also: a case involving a fire, two murders and two missing teen girls.

10:30 pm Eastern

The Best Thing I Ever Ate



Smoked dishes are discussed, from fresh oysters smoked with tea leaves to smoked pork ribs. Appearing: Claire Robinson; Ted Allen; Ming Tsai; Alton Brown.

The Dance Scene

| E!

Out of the Closet and Into the Light

The first season concludes with Laurieann choreographing a dance for a charity event, and the occasion causes Kherington to relive painful memories. And Sarah and Paul come to a decision about their relationship.


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