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Memorial Day weekend: what to pack for your getaway

Memorial Day packing made easy.

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Sunshine, barbecues and the sweet smell of summer's impending arrival -- there may be no three days of the year more full of promise than Memorial Day weekend.

While some can't see spending the holiday anywhere but in their own backyards, many will be taking advantage of the extra day off from work and fleeing town for a mini-getaway.

And because it's just plain un-American to celebrate...

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