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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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What is Central New York’s ‘WatchFire’ Event and Why Is It So Substantial? [Video]

I'll be honest, up until yesterday, I'd never heard of "WatchFire." Is this something people do while roasting marshmallows at Lake Delta?  No, and it has way more meaning.

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Why is This 3 Year Old From Ilion Bringing Soldiers To Tears?

This might be the most touching story I've read in quite some time, and the timing couldn't be any better.

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Grilling Tips to Keep You Safe on Memorial Day

One of the best days for grilling, picnics, and family is Memorial Day. It's not only a day for grilling of course. It's really a day to celebrate and honor all those brave men and women who have served our country. When you do get out the grill it's important to remember theses simple safety tips to avoid disaster on this awesome day!

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Enjoy All That Old Forge Has to Offer for Memorial Day

If you are looking for the perfect place to enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend, why not take the trip up to Old Forge? This year, they are hosting The Old Forge Red, White, & Blue Spring Into Summer Celebration! This is one party you will not want to miss. 

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Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremonies In Utica [VIDEO]

Memorial Day observances in Utica began Monday morning with a wreath laying ceremony at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Oneida Square.

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9 Moving Soldier Homecomings for Memorial Day

The servicemen and women of our country make huge sacrifices to fight battles on our behalf and keep the freedoms we hold dear. One of those sacrifices is being away from their families and loved ones for long periods of time.

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Memorial Day 2014-Some Easy Ways To Honor Those Who Died In Service To Our Country

When you think of Memorial Day, what comes to mind? A day off? Grilling with family and friends? The unofficial start of summer? Hopefully what also comes to mind is the reason for the day. Honoring and remembering those who died in service to our country. There are some simple ways you can honor them on this Memorial Day 2014.

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2014 Utica Memorial Day Parade

The 2014 Utica Memorial Day parade is set for Monday May 26.

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What’s the Meaning Behind Leaving Coins on Military Headstones?

Have you ever wondered about the coins that seem to be placed on top of military headstones at cemeteries? You might be surprised to find out their meaning.

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