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the country to gave their lives in every corner of the globe. [taps] >> honoring the heros who never came home. >> trace: but, first from fox this memorial day, the holiday weekend was a washout for millions of americans. and what's left of tropical storm beryl still soaking huge parts of the southeast right now. before it weakened into a tropical depression, the storm knocked out power to tens of thousands of people across florida and georgia. flooded roads and broken branches made for dangerous driving as folks headed home from vacation. a holiday many might rather forget. beryl stormed the florida shore overnight with 70 mile-per-hour winds. that's just short of hurricane strength. it whipped up choppy seas and dangerous rip current.
lifeguards warrant tourists to stay out of the water. not everyone listened. >> the undertow -- undertow was one way. it was difficult to stand. it was all right it was fun. >> not so fun for folks south carolina when their boat went under. the coast guard rescued three stranded people and a dog. beryl is still on the move tonight. now taking aim at the carolinas. and expected to drench some places with up to a foot of rain. we have team fox coverage tonight. meteorologist audrey with where this storm is head nex we begin with elizabeth plan. she is live with the latest in jacksonville beach, florida. elizabeth? >> hi, trace. this is certainly a storm for the history books. for the first time in the century this is the second named storm in the month of may before hurricane season starts in four days. what does that translate to? a botched memorial day for ten its of thousands of people coming down to jacksonville
beach alone. that's because these beaches closed for swimmers. the reason that people come down to the coast memorial day is to enjoy these waters. they have been closed since saturday. we spoke with the mayor about the economic impact. he said despite the fact that they did take a hit, there were no injuries and no fatalities so jacksonville beach and jacksonville dodged a bullet. take a listen. >> you have got a lot of limbs down, debris out there. we want to make sure people are safe. we don't want people going in the water. it's dangerous. it's all about safety now. i thank god he was smiling on jacksonville and we are very blessed to really be where we are right now. >> so, yes, trace, the worst of the storm is over. can you see here that we're standing in 30 mile-per-hour winds. the storm conditions will continue until at least tomorrow evening. trace? >> elizabeth prann on what is a very very lonely jacksonville beach. elizabeth, thank you. we are now looking at where this thing is heading next. let's bring in audrey.
this system is still on the move? >> that's true, trace. right now the center is located on the georgia/florida border and bringing heavy rain to north florida and southern parts of georgia. as it goes into the day tomorrow. we are expecting it to turn north and slightly northeast as we go through the day on tuesday. moving over areas like savannah, georgia and charleston, south carolina. wednesday it will actually reemerge into the atlantic and possibly strengthen back into a tropical storm as we get into the day on thursday. the good news is, it's going to move off into the northern atlantic. a cold front approaching the northeast is going to be deflecting it out for the ocean. for the northeast i'm expecting high surf as well as and rip current along the beaches. trace? >> audrey, as we unofficially kicked off summer over the weekend. some of us were actually stuck with snow. >> that's true. believe it or not. we started off the unofficial start of summer out in montana with some snow. they actually recorded
measurable snow, several inches in the elevation down to about 4,000 feet. places like great falls on the surface did get 2.9 inches of snow which breaks the previous record set in 1977 which was a trace of snow back then. very unusual to see snow each late montana, trace? >> trace: audrey, thank you. well, america will be there for you. that from president obama speaking to military veterans on this memorial day. a day in which we honor all of the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this nation. this morning, the president and the first lady paid a visit to arlington national cemetery and the tomb of the unknown soldier. and the president noted that for the first time in nine years americans are not fighting and dying in iraq. then he made a trip to the vietnam war memorial to honor the more than 58,000 americans who died in battle in
southeast asia. [bagpipes] >> the president went on to say that the nation must remain committed to our vets and the families of fallen soldiers. ed henry is live at the white house with more. ed? >> well, trace. what's interesting the president you will remember won the nobel peace prize his first year in office. he has always been a little bit struggling to balance sort of wanting peace but also being a war-time commander and chief. he was doing a little bit of that today as he tried to comfort families as you noted while he was at the wall, the vietnam war memorial families dating back many many years two more recent families who
have lost loved ones in iraq and afghanistan, he made clear that the nation really honors their sacrifice. take a listen. >> i cannot begin to fully understand your loss. as a father, i cannot begin to imagine what it is like to hear that knock on the door and learn that your worst fears have come true. but as commander and chief, i can tell you that sending our troops into harm's way is the most wrenching decision that i have to make i can promise you i will never do so unless it's absolutely necessary. and that when we do, we must give our troops a clear mission and the full support of a grateful nation. >> now, the president also mentioning as you noted that this is the first time in nine years on a memorial day when there are no u.s. troops fighting and dying in iraq that is a not-so-subtle reminder he ran against the war in iraq, he made clear he
would wrap it up. he has done that trace. >> sound like mitt romney was even more director in his memorial day day remarks today. >> he was. he was appearing in san diego at a veterans event with john mccain who as you know was on "fox news sunday" yesterday charging in his words the president has a feckless foreign policy, is not showing leadership around the world and that was john mccain. sis surrogate. here is mitt romney today suggesting that the president has made the country less safe. take a listen. >> i wish i could tell you that the world is a safe place today. it's not. iran is rushing to become a nuclear nation. as the national sponsor of terror around the world, the thought of fissile material in the hands of hezbollah or hamas or other terrorists is simply unthinkable. >> bottom line is that there is more than 22 million military veterans all around this country. they are a voting block and right now gallup has done a poll suggesting that mitt romney has about a 24 point
lead amongst military veterans. president obama has a four point lead among nonmilitary veterans. that gives you an idea that mitt romney has an edge with that community. trace? >> ed henry live at the white house. ed, thank you. an air canned -- canada passenger jet made emergency landing after jet engine shut down. the jet had taken off from toronto in route to japan with 334 passion jerusalem and crew on board. police in toronto say that falling chunks of metal from the plane may have damaged at least four cars. the flight returned to canada. there were no injuries on board. well, 250 miles above earth, astronauts did not have this memorial day off. instead, they have been busy. unloading supplies from the very first private cargo ship to dock at the international space station. a live report on that is next. plus, it has now been five decades since america began major operations in vietnam.
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>> the slaughter of dozens of innocent women and children in syria finally leading china to distance itself from soviet era ally. as you may know china has vetoed several united nations security council resolutions against the syrian government. and it continues to supply syria with weapons. but this weekend's massacre of more than 100 people, most of them women and children sparked russia to join the u.n. and blaming the syrian government for attacking residential areas. syria blamed islamist for the massacre. so far russia's change in tone has had little impact on the ground. syrian tanks and armored vehicles opened fire on several neighborhoods in the city of hamas killing dozens more people. the united nations estimates
syrian troops have killed poor than 9,000 people since last march. meantime, in north korea, a severe drought threatening to ruin crops and push more north koreans to the brink of starvation. it appears the united states and south korea will not be sending any food aid because the communist regime continues to build rockets and work towards tests of nuclear weapons. we are told that north korea has had little rain for more than a month and that it could be the worst drought in three deck case. in the 1990s the famine killed hundreds of thousands of people. the u.s. has supplied aid in the past. as you recall, north korea last month attempted to launch a new rocket. it failed. blew up after liftoff and crashed into the sea. recent satellite images have also shown a lot of the work at what's believed to be north korean nuclear testing sites. well, you think unpacking after a trip is tough? try doing it in zero gravity
250 miles above the earth. astronauts on the international space station today beginning to unload cargo from the space x dragon capsule first privately owned craft to dock with the uss. it arrived friday with a half ton of food clothing and scientific splice. we're told uploading or unloading should take 25 hours. check out new pictures from aboard the iss. this is a picture of an astronaut. he took it over or of the sunrise over the south pacific. pretty cool, right? and here we have a time laps photo of the space station, the earth and stars. the astronaut reportedly took multiple 30 second exposures and blend the photos on a computer. here is another look from a different angle. right now there is work to be done. jamie colby is live with more. jamie? >> trace, great to see you. those pictures are just the beginning. they're doing some really cool stuff up in space. no r and are for the astronauts, that's for sure on
board the international space station. they spent memorial day unloading that cargo from the first private space craft ever to visit the lab. it's called the dragon. it's bringing more than a thousand pounds of cargo with it it's a private space craft. it made history at 5:53 a.m. eastern time saturday docking with the space station. take a look at this. this is the hatch opening after the iss expedition 31 crew successfully attached space x's dragon capsule to the station. as i said, this is the first time a private company has taken part in this necessary step to keep the space station operational because, as we all remember, shuttle program retired. nasa officials are therefore hagel this as a new frontier for special activities in space. >> this is mission control houston, official hatch opening time for the space x dragon face craft 4:53 a.m. central time.
expedition 31 drew getting their first look inside this brand new space craft that arrived at the space station yesterday. don pettitte giving the thumbs up there as well as the rest of the crew. seemingly everything looks good. >> it looks good and it looks cool. i'm glad we could see these pictures. in addition to delivering the supplies and performing a fly under inspection, that drag done capsule performed a series of system tests that are required for nasa to clear to come home after orbiting the space laboratory. this space x dragon blasted off in its historic journey on a rocket amazing to watch. it takes some 25 hours as you said trace to unload more than a thousand spowndz of supplies. there is food and clothing and a lot of technology. when the hatch closes wednesday, that capsule will be prepped to return to earth, loaded with all that cargo, sent on its way and it's
interesting, trace, the california-based space x is the first private company to send a vessel. and the first of what nasa is predicting will be a lot more. the company is run by a billionaire that represented helped create papal. i heard a rumor there meaive champagne may have been champagne. >> it does look good. it does look cool. jamie colby. >> take care, trace. >> you too. terrifying moments on the water as three generations of one family desperately fight to stay afloat. it looks like one of them did not make it details on the search and rescue efforts coming up. plus a memorial day march like no other. we are there as some veterans finish a mission nearly 2,000 miles in the making. ♪
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>> trace: president obama says it's time to set the record straight about the vietnam war. as we reported earlier, he visited the vietnam memorial in washington today history would honor their service even though lots of federal americans did not. >> you came home and sometimes were denigrated when you should have been celebrated it was a national shame, a disgrace that should have never happened. that's why here today we resolve that it will not happen again. >> today, the president said the words so many vietnam vets did not hear when they came back from the war. welcome home. jennifer griffin live in washington. jennifer? >> 58,282 u.s. service members killed in 13 years, trace.
the vietnam war began when president kennedy deployed hundreds of military advisors at the end of 1961. three years later, congress gave president linden johnson blanket authority to pursue the war. >> the fighting man didn't lose the war. the politicians lost the war. >> in january 1968, the veto congress lost the offensive viet kong were killed but they decided to win the war. >> the offensive was a victory. but from a psychological perspective it was a great defeat because it turned america against this war. we have seen similar things happen today in afghanistan. >> this is where we, i feel that we lost the war. when we were -- we were at the head of the snake. you figure there is a tail and there is a head. we were already at handaway we were just about there. then to pull back, that's the part that got me. >> president nixon takes office and vows to end the
war. congress defunds it three years later, two thirds of all u.s. troops are withdrawn and the ground war is left to the south vietnamese who u.s. forces have trained. 1973, the last u.s. combat soldiers leave in march. the war is over. but the north vietnamese me keep fighting until saigon falls. at 4:03 a.m. april 30th, 1975, two u.s. marines corporal charles mcmahon and lance corporal darwin judge are killed at the saigon airport. they were the last u.s. troops, trace, to die in vietnam. america's longest war, trace? >> jennifer griffin live for us in washington. jennifer, thank you. well, a child is presumed dead after a family's holiday on the water ended with frantic search. rescue crews say a small boat sank this morning in the colombian river. on board a grandfather, a father, and his 13-year-old son. a nearby boater raced to pull
the older men out of the water but no sign of the teenager. dive teams could not locate him either. officials say the teen was not wearing a life preserver. well, the man who confessed to the decades old cold case of little etan patz admitted in church years ago that he had killed a boy. that report in today's "new york times." a worshiper at new jersey church says this man confessed to a prior group in the early 1980s, that would have been just a few years after 6-year-old etan patz vanished in lower manhattan. a leader of that prayer group tells the paper he never went to police because the confession was to the group, not to him one-on-one. the etan patz case changed how we search for missing children in this country. he was one of the first missing kids featured on a milk carton. the suspect told police last week that he strangled the boy in a store where he worked. also new today, a report the suspect says he stored the boy's body in a freezer in
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>> i'm trace gallagher in for shepard smith. this is "the fox report." word u.s. drone strike has killed five militants in yemen. home of one of al qaeda's most dangerous offchutes. t happened near south of the capital. targets of the strike two local al qaeda leaders reportedly survived. catherine marriage is live for us in washington. catherine, what do we know about the guys who got away? >> well, trace, the yemeni government official tells fox that both men are connected through maker to the american cleric anwar al-awlaki the first american on the cia kill or capture list. al awlaki killed by drone strike in yemen september 30th married the sister of the two al qaeda members targeted today. at least one of the brothers studied under the radical american cleric in this mugshot of al awlaki is from a prosecution charge in san diego from the late 1990s. today's drone strike is part of a broader pattern, one
where protestor gays of humane society protege. though the cia does not comment on the campaign. describe the men as collateral damage and not the intended targets, trace. >> catherine, now the defense secretary has gone on the record about these drone strikes? >> well, trace, when it comes to weakening al qaeda in yemen. the secretary of defense and former cia director told abc news the drone campaign is the tip of the spear. >> first and foremost, i think this is one of the most precise weapons that we have in our arsenal. number two, what is our responsibility here? our responsibility is to defend and protect the united states of america. >> and according to the long war journal that tracks the drone campaign by the u.s. military and the cia, at least nine confirmed strikes in yemen this month for context
there have been more u.s. drone strikes in yemen this year than in the first 11 years after 9/11. al qaeda in yemen vowing to retaliate. it began last week when this young man strapped on a suicide vest and killed more than a hundred yemeni soldiers rehearsing for marital parade. since journalists report more than six suicide bombers have been picked up in that country. though it's not known who or what their targets were, trace. >> catherine herridge live for us in washington. catherine, thank you. there are three more fallen soldiers to honor this memorial day. the u.s. military reports a helicopter crash killed two nato service members in eastern afghanistan. and the third died in an insurgent attack in the south. no word on whether they were americans. well, one u.s. marine serving in afghanistan wrote a letter for his family to read in case he didn't make it home. he didn't. sergeant william stacy was killed by a homemade bomb in january. today, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan read part of that letter at the memorial day ceremony in kabul.
sergeant stacy was just 23 but already on his fourth deployment. >> today, we remember his life and his words for they speak resoundingly and timelessly for our fallen brothers and sisters in arms. >> in his letter, sergeant stacy wrote, quote: there will be a child who will live because men left the security they enjoyed in their home to come to this. and if my life brings the safety of a child who will one day change the world, then i know that it was all worth it. well, a group of military veterans fighting for a new cause this memorial day. they are encouraging others to remember the true meaning of the holiday. we introduced you to these guys at the start of their cross-country march. now four weeks and almost 2,000 miles later, these vets call it mission accomplished. [ applause ] [cheers and applause] >> navy seal veteran ruiz
these final steps mark the end of a long 1700 miles. but ruiz knows the journey is far from over for the families of fallen heros. they are the reason his battle wages on. >> memorial day to us, to guys who have best friends and good friends who we have lost in service to the country is much more than just a barbecue, a three day weekend and a mattress sale. it's about recognizing the sacrifice that some individuals have made and rising the sacrifice that their families make every day. >> ruiz is one of the organizers of a relay walk called carry the load. a cross-country trek spanning nightbeat states and the district of colombia. to honor those who have carried our nation with their service. >> every single family member in america who has lost a service member, a firefighter, a law enforcement official in service to the country they get up every day and they still have to move on. they put one foot in front of
the other every single day. >> may 1st ruiz and his team set out from west point. >> here we go. >> the starting point chosen as recognition of the army's monumental sacrifice. they walked reflecting on the price of freedom. even receiving a hero's welcome in laverne, tennessee. the 27-day around the clock operation covered some 60 miles per day, thanks in part to hundreds of volunteers willing to put their best foot forward. >> we have been met by single individuals and a couple hundred cities we were in. it's a sign they do want to do something on memorial day. i don't think in a country we have defined what that something should be. >> for ruiz each step personal as he has lost some 40 comrades in the line of duty. [bagpipes] among the most memoible moments passing through ground zero on the anniversary of usama bin laden's death.
>> i didn't know anybody personally here but to walk around and really get a sense of the sacrifice that new york has made and the sacrifices associated with 9/11 is a pretty tremendous -- it's a pretty intense experience. >> former navy seal clint bruce carried frustration over the meaning of memorial day. >> i put on my pack and i started walking around memorial day morning. as i was coming around the corner there was an older gentleman. you can always talk korean or world war ii veteran. i couldn't hear what the man was saying. i took my head phones out answered looked at me and said hey son. i said yes, sir, who are you carrying? it kind of unlocked it for me. >> organizers encouraged to bring along mementos of those who not come home. ruiz carried him w. him the badge of new york city firefighter badge he and his brand of brothers have brought along on 24 deployments. >> it has been special to
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>> i saw a lot of guys die during these battles. during my six battles. and i feel maybe it's survivors' guilt that i'm alive and they are dead or i think it's deeper than that. i feel like i owe something to these guys. >> actor kelsey grammer narrates the film which today in las vegas. they sift through dirt sand and rocks looking for remains of the fallen in order to finally give the dead the burial they deserve. dan springer is live with more. dan? >> yeah, trace. until they are home, it's a story about loyalty, love of country and 93-year-old veteran who is going to extraordinary lengths to honor his fallen comrades. >> over three days in november, 1943, more than a thousand americans fell in what is known as the bloodiest battle in marines history. >> i had landed marines of the
second division. and saw the slaughter taking place. >> leon cooper was a -- battle, the first american offensive in the pacific theater during world war ii. the u.s. took the island and after d-day we left. but as years passed the shoreline where so many gave their lives became covered with war debris and trash. >> i went there with the objective of doing something about getting the garbage cleaned up. i learned during that visit the remains of possibly hundreds of americans still lay where they fell. >> more than 500 soldiers who fought in the battle of tarwa are still unaccounted for. cooper made it his mission to bring every last one home. but hit a dead end. >> i couldn't get the attention of any of the big shots in washington. >> so the now 93-year-old financed a documentary, which was seen by the right people. >> an illinois congressman introduced legislation that helped launch a pentagon mission to recover, identify,
and return. [taps] >> but cooper is not done. >> there are tens of thousands of guys who died elsewhere in the pacific theater. >> he appears in a second documentary and has plans for more. he wants every soldier missing in action found. >> they are still there. how many? nobody knows. >> well, the pentagon puts the number of missing in action from world war ii at more than 73,000 military personnel. trace? >> dan springer live for us in seattle. dan, thank you. the former british prime minister tony blair testified today in the wake of the phone hacking scandal at the news of the world newspaper. news corporation, the parent company of this network, should down news of the world earlier this year. amy kellogg has the details from london. >> trace, former british prime minister tony blair told a judge led inquiry today in london that rather than take on the all powerful british media during his years in
power, he chose instead to actually manage that media. and that included having a fairly close relationship with the head of news corporation, rupert rupert murdoch. murdock's papers were largely supportive of tony blair while he was in office. though the media mogul and blair did disagree on policy issues. blair was quite pro-european integration. he he used his platform today to he believes the media needs to reform. particularly when t comes to the blurring between fact and commentary in the press and tabloid excesses in the country which he pointed out were not confined to news corporation. the testimony went on for showers -- hours interrupted by a heck clear. a man who breached security at the courts of justice. >> jp morgan six months after he left office. >> the man said to be a documentary film maker called blair a war criminal because of iraq. he was taken off by police and
ultimately released without charge. blair and to be unrattled by the incident. he fears it will be the moment most remembered from today's hearing. trace? >> amy kellogg reporting from london. amy, thank you. human organs are sold black market at a rate of 1 per hour. dramatic rise in years. that's the estimate from the world health organization. it reports the global demand for kidneys and other organs is seriously outnumbering the supply as more patients suffer from diabetes and blood pressure. the black market will continue to grow adding, quote, the stakes is so big, of the profit so huge that the temptation is out there. when it comes to new lungs, doctors say getting a smoker's lung beats getting nothing at all. according to a british study, patients who received those lungs had a much better shot at survival compared to folks who stayed on the waiting list. still your odds are the best if doctors can give you a
nonsmoker's lung. the american lung association reports that roughly one in five adults currently smokes. well, there is some scary moments apparently on takeoff forcing a pilot to turn back. this video is just in to fox news. it was a southwest airline 737 taking off from burbank a short time ago. but as it began speeding down the runway, we're told the pilot reported smoke coming from one of the engines. but he was able to abort the takeoff and return to the terminal as you see there. there are no reports of any injuries. >> well, it looked like one town couldn't afford a memorial day parade. until the citizens decided to do something about that. and found a way to honor their veterans. next.
>> well this memorial day one community proved that patriotism can overcome tough times. the shaky economy left some towns scaling back or canceling memorial day events. they couldn't scrape together the cash for parades which can cost tens of thousands of dollars. so folks in one city took it upon themselves to make sure to get our fallen heros the recognition they deserve. rick leventhal is live for us in new rochelle, new york. rick? >> and, trace, memorial day parade has been a long standing tradition here in new row chilly, like many other cities and towns in america money is tight and budgets have to be trimmed. civic celebrations could be the first cut. in the community couldn't raise the 40 grand to pay for the parade and the barbecue, it just wasn't going to happen. >> the economy has significantly affected our budgets. we raise our money through property taxes and sales taxes and fees the economy has gone
down so we have taken a large hit in sales taxes. property market has dropped significantly so property tax revenue has been reduced. >> with city money going to police and fire and public services and not parades. citizens stepped up along with local businesses, a car dealership, a local college all contributing to the cause to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice and thanking veterans, including peter, who served with the marines in desert storm and led the fundraising effort. >> fourth of july is the birthday of our country, but memorial day, without those that have sacrificed and laid down their lives for this country, this country would be nothing. >> and the they will probably have to go through this same drill again next memorial day and july 4th is also in doubt, trace, if the locals can't raise the cash themselves, they may have to go watch fireworks somewhere else. >> rick leventhal live in row chilly, new york. thank you.
>> kenya: it happened in the capital city of nairobi. a witness says a man left a bag at her stall and it exploded. authorities blocked off streets and tried to usher hundreds of peo >> police tried to usher hundreds of people from the scene. hospital officials say at least four people hurt seriously. china, crews battled massive flames in a chemical plant in an eastern province. witnesses reported seeing the fire from up to 4 miles away. we are told it broke out last night, after an explosion in a workshop. more than 100 firefighters put out the flames early this morning. nobody hurt. inr indonesia, authorities arrested a 56-year-old british woman, accusing her of trying to smuggle $2.5 million of cocaine in her luggage. customs officials say an airport
x-ray screener found the drugs in the lining of her bag. they say they believe she was bringing the coke to three other brits and an indian national. a conviction could mean a maximum penalty of death by firing squad. afghanistan, more than 200 people taking tae kwon do training at this camp in kabul. the sport's grown in popularity since 2008, when an afghan tae kwon do competitor won the country's first gold medal. that's a wrap on this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. t who has been missing for more than a week. 21-year-old university of louisiana student mickey shunik last seen leaving a friend's house around 2:00 in the morning. surveillance cameras recorded her on her bike at that time. police are also looking for information on this late model four-door white pickup truck also caught on the
surveillance cameras. some fishermen found the missing student's bike under a bridge about 25 miles from the spot where she went missing. dozens of police are now searching that area. well, some civilians paying respects to a world war ii veteran through a home makeover. and he is just one of dozens of veterans these workers plan to help. the details on that next. everyone in the nicu,
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front stoop, doing some painting and even upgrading plumbing and heating systems. listen. >> it's picking his spirits up. is he happy again. people have shown an interest. come out. he served for us. if it wasn't for the people that have served, bewouldn't be here. >> house of heros also worked on a couple of other veterans homes in the state. the organization reports it hopes to fix up about 25 homes by the end of the years. vaccaro that's the lord 6-year-old spelled to win spelling bee in march. that makes her the youngest contestant to make it into the spelling bee. she is from virginia. she will compete against 300 other kids many of them twice her age. no one younger than 8 has ever qualified for the national round. lori ann's mom says her daughter has been shocking people since she began reading before the age of 2. and that she is, quote, like a teenager in a 6-year-old body. >> updating some of our top stories tonight, president
obama laying a wreath at d.c.'s vietnam war memorial. he said it was a, quote, national shame that americans turned their back on troops returning from vietnam. what's left of the tropical storm beryl set to drench florida and the carolinas after giving florida a wet holiday weekend and air canada jet like this one making emergency landing in toronto. officials say an engine shut down in flight. on this day in 1863 the most famous african-american regiment of the civil war departed boston on its way south to fight for the union army it was called the 54th massachusetts infantry. and it left for battle just one week after the war department established the, quote: bureau of colored troops. many of its members escaped or freed slaves leading the 54th. robert gold shaw a white man. once they arrived on the front lines, any saw action almost
immediately. then a battle against confederate. later immortized in the 1989 film fox report on this memorial day monday may 28th. >> catch me on fox business network at 1:00 eastern. have a great memorial day, everybody. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> eric: hello. this is "the five." welcome to the memorial day special. i'm eric bolling with kimberly guilfoyle, bob beckel, andrea tantaros and greg gutfeld. we hope you have all been enjoying the holiday weekend. it's a time with many of us get together with our family and friends for the unofficial kickoff to summer. today is a day tribute to men and women fighting for the country. to those sevened and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom