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Wounded Army Soldier Gives Salute While Getting Purple Heart in Heartbreaking Photo

Here's another reminder of how grateful we should be to the men and women who serve our country.

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The 990 Renamed In Honor Of Sergeant William Wilson III

The 990 now has a new name.  According to WKBW, It is now the Staff Sergeant William Wilson III Memorial Highway in honor of a soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan.

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Robert Christopher Sikorski — This Week’s Hometown Hero Served Two Decades In The Navy!

This week’s Hometown Hero is a veteran who served two decades in the United States Navy! He’s originally from Buffalo. It’s 47-year-old Robert Christopher Sikorski!

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Tim McGraw Plans Tribute Concert for Deserving Veterans

Tim McGraw has honored many veterans through his partnership with Chase and Operation Homefront. He's given away homes and cakes and even a puppy, and now he's planning a tribute concert for military members and their families at U.S. Naval Station Mayport to celebrate Veteran's Day. 

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Dan Page From Medina Is This Week’s Hometown Hero!

This week’s Hometown Hero comes to us originally from Medina. It’s Army Specialist Dan Page!

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Keith Urban
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Keith Urban Presents Navy SEALs With $300,000 Check

Keith Urban's hit 'For You,' which was written for the film 'Act of Valor,' racked up a huge share of artist and publishing royalties for the singer -- to the tune of $300,000. But, instead of keeping it for himself, the star has presented the money to the Navy SEAL Foundation.

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Veterans Knock Down Gates To WWII Memorial After Government Shutdown

It's been years since the government was shut down. Nonetheless, it's happened again. As of last night at midnight, our government is officially shut down.

So what does that mean? It means that essential parts of our government are still active, but many services, such as parks and monuments, will be unavailable to the public.

But that wasn't going to stop 92 veterans from seeing a memorial set up for them.

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Vincent John Bartolomeo Is This Week’s Hometown Hero!

This week’s Hometown Hero comes to us from Tonawanda. He is a Sergeant in the Army and is currently serving in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He is this week’s Hometown Hero not only for his service but also for everything that he has sacrificed to ensure our freedom. It’s 23-year-old Vincent John Bartolomeo.

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Boy Pays It Forward To Honor 9-11 Heroes [VIDEO]

Last week a little boy walked into a Greenfield, Wisconsin police station and did something unusual: He gave 10 dollars and 3 cents in change to the front desk officer - and walked away. Intrigued, the station used its surveillance footage to identify who the boy was.

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Soldier Surprises Son at Little League Football Game After Nine-Month Deployment

I'm an absolute sucker for these -- when a soldier comes home and surprises their kid or someone they love without them expecting it. It's true, raw emotion. Check out this one dad who surprises his son at his little league game this weekend

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First Lieutenant Catherine Cline
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Catherine Cline Is This Week’s Hometown Hero!

This week’s Hometown Hero is 25 year old First Lieutenant Catherine Cline from Grand Island.  The nomination came from Catherine’s brother Chris who was anxiously waiting for a little brother when he found out his mom was pregnant.  He wasn't expecting what he got....

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Heroic Iraq War Vet Working at Liquor Store Pulls Gun to Stop Armed Robber [VIDEO]

How quickly the tables can turn.

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