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3 Fun Things to do in New York on Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start to summer, and we've got some fun ways to spend it in Upstate, New York. 

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10 of the Best Excuses for Central New Yorkers to Get Out of Work Early on Friday

With Memorial Day Weekend just a few days away, getting to the end of the week is going to be pretty tough. What if we could make that weekend come a little faster?

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Upstate New York Town Is Birthplace Of Memorial Day

It seems like a little-known fact, but in 1966, United States President Lyndon Johnson signed a proclamation naming Waterloo, New York as the birthplace of this national holiday.  That was after Congress had adopted a resolution which officially recognized that the patriotic tradition of Memorial Day had begun 100 years earlier in this small community which is located southwest of Syracuse.  There is now a Memorial Day museum in the town of just over 5,000 residents.

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Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at Sylvan Beach

Memorial Day weekend is just a few days away - Why not spend it in the beautiful Sylvan Beach area?

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‘Mohawk Valley’ Is Mighty Monument To Rome’s GAFB

From 1948 until 1995, Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome was key to our country's air defense system.   The former base was home to some of the most sophisticated fighter-interceptors and bombers of their day.

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Drive Back In Time To Central New York Drive-Ins

Drive-In movies - they bring back a lot of summertime memories. 

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3 Reasons to Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Old Forge

We don't want you coming down with the Red, White, and Blues this Memorial Day Weekend, but we do want to give you a Red, White, and Blue Memorial Day, Spring into Summer Escape! 

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Every Kid In A Park Gives 4th Graders Free Access To National Parks

The U.S. Government's Every Kid In a Park program gives you the chance to take your children and their friends to a National Park for free to explore everything nature has to offer.

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2015! Menschen, Bilder, Emotionen - RTL Jahresrueckblick
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Adele ‘Hello’ From the Dark Side/ Star Wars Parody [Video]

The fun Adele parody songs continue with a Star Wars "Dark Side" rendition. Enjoy! 

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Classic Military Tribute Song ‘Taps’ Written by Utica Native [Video]

One of the most iconic patriotic tunes is 'Taps.' What began as an indicator of "Lights Out" on the battlefield has now become a beautiful tribute to service men and women at their funerals. This classic memorial song was actually written by a Utica native by the name of Daniel Butterfield! 

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Dust Coated Car at Syracuse Airport Reminds us of Every Soldiers’ Sacrifice

A car sits at the Hancock airport parking garage in Syracuse awaiting its owner to. The car likely belongs to a soldier who was stationed at Fort Drum.

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See the 2015 New York State Fair Watchfire [VIDEO]

Watch the 2015 Watchfire at the New York State Fair in Syracuse. The annual event, held Memorial Day weekend is organized by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Central New York Chapter 103 and an estimated 20,000 people attended the fire.

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