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Memorial Day Weekend 2015 News and Notes 5.24.15

Oh say, can you see?

- Kansas Sports -

Texas high school safety chooses Jayhawks |

Clark, who had received heavy interest of late from Kansas State, Houston, Utah State and Nevada, becomes the fifth player to commit to KU in the 2016 class.

KU basketball notebook |

KU commit Vick getting positive reviews; Thon Maker hasn't heard from KU "for a while"; Cliff Alexander says he "learned a lot" from Bill Self

Schedule announced for KU's USA National Team |

Bracket play for the World University Games begins July 10 and lasts through July 13. There are four pools of six teams each and, following pool competition, the teams will be seeded for bracket play with the top two teams from each pool in the mix for winning medals.

Cliff Alexander shows improvements at workout | 'Hawks in the NBA |

While Alexander often struggled to stay on the floor for Kansas, Self complimented the freshman forward on several occasions during this past season for being one of the more coachable players on the team.

- Professional Sports -

Reds manager Bryan Price ejected before game starts -

Price was booted before his team's game against the Indians even began. Well done, sir!

Randy Moss hands diploma to cancer-surviving fan at her HS graduation -

Moss has been there for Spier for well over a decade and once again, he was there for her on Friday when he handed Spier her high school diploma at a graduation ceremony that took place in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.

- Pic and Video of the Day -

LOOK: Astronaut takes crazy picture of Lambeau Field from space -

Thanks to astronaut Scott Kelly, we now know what Lambeau looks like when you're looking down from the International Space Station.

WATCH: Astros turn around the horn triple play -

Just think, if Kinsler's grounder would've been a few feet to the left of Astros third baseman Jonathan Villar, it probably gets through and the Tigers could have had a huge inning. Instead, the Astros emerged with a 3-2 lead just a half-inning later -- and that would end up being the final score. A game of inches, indeed.

- Memorial Day -

Why Do We Celebrate Memorial Day? | TIME

Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance for everyone who has died serving in the American armed forces. The holiday, originally known as Decoration Day, started after the Civil War to honor the Union and Confederate dead.

Memorial Day

The “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.”

Memorial Day weekend events at Liberty Memorial, Union Station | The Kansas City Star The Kansas City Star

Here is a list of events and displays at the National World War I Museum and Memorial and Liberty Memorial for this Memorial Day weekend. All are free unless noted.

16 things to do this Memorial Day weekend in the Wichita area (May 23-25) | The Wichita Eagle The Wichita Eagle

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and there are lots of things to do in the Wichita area over the next three days, indoors as well as outdoors. Since it looks like another rainy weekend, check on the status of outdoor events and possible contingency plans before heading out. Here are some of the things going on.