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Staff Sgt. Marlana Watson Will Receive The New York State Medal Of Valor

A member of the Army National Guard is being awarded New York state's highest military award for heroism. Staff Sgt. Marlana won the award for coming to the aid of two teenagers who were shot on a Syracuse street last fall.

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Missing Herkimer WWII Pilot Finally Returns Home to Be Laid to Rest

After over 70 years, a Herkimer WWII pilot can finally be laid to rest. The remains of Army Air Force 2nd Lt. Edward F. Barker, who went missing in 1944, have been found.

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Soldiers Of Reddit Explain Things They Wish They Had Known Before Joining The Military

On the website Reddit a question was asked on the board called "Ask Reddit". The question was directed towards soldiers, veterans, and anyone who has served our military. The question was "what is something you wish you had known before joining the military?". Here's some of the top answers. 

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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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Starving Army Vet Battling Cancer Calls 911 for Food

This is about as moving as it gets.

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WWII Veteran Tears Up After Discovering Old Love Letter [VIDEO]

There have been so many crazy discoveries made in thrift stores across the country and this one is absolutely incredible. A woman in Colorado purchased an old record and in the sleeve was a love letter written just about 70 years ago from a WWII soldier to his would be wife

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We Salute Veterans Today On Veterans’ Day

We at 96.1 WODZ salute veterans and those serving in our military today on the observance of Veterans' Day. We thank you for your service; many of whom have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. As today is a federal holiday, there are a number of closings today.

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Photo of Wife Carrying Legless Marine Vet Husband Warms the Internet’s Heart

A photo of a Marine who lost both his legs in Afghanistan being carried by his wife has gone viral.

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Details On The 2013 National Memorial Day Parade Monday May 27th In Washington D.C.

The American Veterans Center is the organizer of the 2013 National Memorial Day Parade which will be held Monday, May 27th 2013. The parade’s television broadcast will be nationally syndicated to more than 100 cities and 80 million households across the country, with live coverage on The Pentagon Channel and American Forces Network. It will also be streamed live online at this website, where you can also get all the info you need about the parade.

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Wal-Mart To Hire Over 100,000 Vets And To Sell More U.S.Made Merchandise

Does this make you more likely to shop at Wal-Mart? Would you like to see more companies show more economic patriotism? If you haven't heard, Wal-Mart announced on Tuesday (January 15th) that it's rolling out a three-part plan to help further stimulate our economy by hiring more than 100,000 veterans over the next five years. Wal Mart also plans to spend $50 billion on American-made merchandise in the next 10 years.

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