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Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremonies Held In Utica [VIDEO]

Memorial Day observances in Utica on Monday included wreath laying ceremonies at the city's six military monuments.

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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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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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New York Area Prepares For Super Bowl XLVIII
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Official 11 Year Timelapse Video Of The World Trade Center [Video]

This video makes me proud to be a New Yorker!

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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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Saranac Thursday Makes Its Debut Tonight!

We've been waiting long enough; Saranac Thursday is finally here, and the fun gets started this evening!

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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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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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