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WYRK is proud of this country, and the soldiers who have earned our freedom and those who fight to preserve it. We ask listeners to nominate a soldier to become one of our weekly “Hometown Heroes.” Each Friday a new Hometown Hero is chosen. The selected Hometown Hero is featured right here on WYRK.com, thanked for their service on the air and the first song on Noon Tunes is dedicated to them.

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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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A Memorial Day Tribute To Soldiers [VIDEO]

On Monday we salute our soldiers, past, present and future!

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Top 10 Country Songs That You Should Hear for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day, for many people it's a dot on the calendar that means it's the beginning of summer.  For some, it's the weekend where you open the pool or bring out the barbecue for the first time. But really, it's a day to reflect and remember those who have fought for our freedom and are no longer with us.

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Retired TSgt Michael McClure Is This Week’s Hometown Hero! [VIDEO]

It’s time once again for our Hometown Hero, brought to you by Batavia Downs Gaming with help from our friends at WNY Heroes who help us with our nominations every week.  This Week’s Hometown Hero is orignally from North Tonawanda, NY.  From our United States Air Force, it’s Retired Technical Sergeant Michael McClure!

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Deputy Joseph Tortella (center) receiving an award from Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour (Facebook)
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Local Deputy To Receive Presidential Medal of Valor

Niagara County Sheriff's deputy Joseph Tortorella will be in Washington, DC on Monday to receive the Presidential Medal of Valor.  President Obama will make the presentation at the White House to Tortorella and four other police officers from across the country.

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Zachary Kijowski Is This Week’s Hometown Hero!

It’s time once again for our Hometown Hero, brought to you by Batavia Downs Gaming with help from our friends at WNY Heroes who help us with our nominations every week.  This Week’s Hometown Hero is orignally from North Tonawanda, NY, it’s 21 year old Army Specialist Zachary Kijowski!

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How You Can Help Stamp Out Hunger in WNY

The National Association of Letter Carriers is back at it again this year. They are asking for your help to Stamp Out Hunger this weekend. It's so easy to do, you don't even have to leave your property to help out.

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The Missing Man Table at the Military Ball – A Truly Moving Ceremony

I was privileged and honored to have been invited to attend the 56th annual Western New York Military Ball over the weekend.  Held each year at the Connecticut Street Armory in Buffalo it honors the local men and women of all branches of the military who have served their country.

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John Sniadecki Is This Week’s Hometown Hero Of The Week!

It’s time once again for our Hometown Hero, brought to you by Batavia Downs Gaming with help from our friends at WNY Heroes who help us with our nominations every week.  This Week’s Hometown Hero was born and raised in North Tonawanda.  From our United States Army, it’s John Sniadecki!

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Nathan Hansen From U.S. Navy Is Hometown Hero of the Week!

It’s time once again for our Hometown Hero, brought to you by Batavia Downs Gaming with help from our friends at WNY Heroes who help us with our nominations every week.  This Week’s Hometown Hero is originally from North Tonawanda, NY.  From our United States Navy, it’s Nathan Hansen!

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Retired Navy Petty Officer Jerry Papaj Is This Week’s Hometown Hero!

It’s time once again for our Hometown Hero, brought to you by Batavia Downs Gaming with help from our friends at WNY Heroes who help us with our nominations every week.  This Week’s Hometown Hero is orignally from Buffalo, NY.   It’s United States Navy Retired Cryptologic Technician Technical First Class Jerry Papaj.

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Sgt. David Cross Is This Week’s Hometown Hero!

It’s time once again for our Hometown Hero, brought to you by Batavia Downs Gaming with help from our friends at WNY Heroes who help us with our nominations every week.  This Week’s Hometown Hero is orignally from Buffalo, NY.  It's United States Army Sgt. David Cross!

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