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10 Heartwarming Holiday Soldier Homecomings

The Christmas season is the happiest time of year. We get to spend extra time with our family and friends, and there are endless supplies of cookies. While these few weeks are filled with tons of cheer, it's also the sappiest time of year, especially in the good ol' USA. It's the ideal time for overseas military men to surprise their loved ones, and of course, create tearjerker alert YouTube videos of it all.

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Unmanned U.S. Drones To Be Piloted Here In Niagara Falls

This is pretty cool news!  The Air National Guard unit that is based in Niagara Falls will soon be piloting unmanned drones that fly around the world.  That's right, just like a video game, men and women will control

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Golden Retrievers Help Newtown Mourners Deal With Their Grief

There is nothing anyone can do to take away the pain the community of Newtown, Connecticut is going through right now. But a charity group from Illinois is using man's best friend to provide a little comfort to those who are mourning the loss of life from last Friday's mass school shooting.

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Lee Brice Gets Personal in Emotional ‘I Drive Your Truck’ Video

Lee Brice's heart-wrenching song, 'I Drive Your Truck, becomes deeply personal in the music video, as Brice plays the songwriter who carries on his late friend's legacy by driving his truck.

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“Real Talk” From A U.S. Marine! [VIDEO]

I stumbled upon this video while perusing the internet this morning.  The video comes from the site Military.com and it features a U.S. Marine talking about why he joined and how war gives you thick skin.  Certainly, we know that already, but sometimes we need a reminder of how much some sacrifice so we can live the way we do.  Check out

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Help Make This Christmas Special for the Child of a WNY Veteran

We are happy to help the people at WNY Heroes achieve their goal of making Christmas special for the children of Veterans in Western New York. You can donate to the efforts or if you are a Veteran and need assistance this year, you can apply right here.

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The Eden VFW Post 8265 Invites You To “Country Night”

Looking for a great way to spend your Saturday night?? Join me for a “Honky Tonk Saturday Night” in Eden this Saturday night!

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More Than One Local Connection To The USS The Sullivans

It’s a retired navy ship that’s part of the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park downtown. It’s the USS The Sullivans – the only navy destroyer named in honor of more than one person. It was named in honor of five brothers from Waterloo, Iowa who served together on the USS Junea during World War Two.

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Honoring Western New York’s Veterans — Read Their Stories [PICTURES]

Veterans Day is this weekend (November 11), and WYRK is honoring our listeners that have served our country. You can read their stories below.

If you know a veteran you'd like us to profile, you can send us some information about them.

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Tim McGraw Surprises Soldiers to Say Thanks During Nashville Luncheon

Tim McGraw surprised 30 soldiers and their families during a Veteran's Day appreciation luncheon at Outback Steakhouse in Brentwood, Tenn. on Thursday. The singer gave out handshakes, words of encouragement and thank yous to the men and women for their service.

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John La Mond Salutes Our Veterans On Wide Open Country

 

Veterans Day is tomorrow so I thought it would be great to honor the men and women who have worn the uniform of the U.S. Military with a special edition of Wide Open Country. Today's show will feature many songs about our soldiers and our country. The

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We want to meet our WNY Vets (Getty Images)
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WYRK Wants to Honor Western New York’s Veterans

Veteran's Day is this weekend (November 11), and we thought the least we can do is show off some of our veterans that are fans of WYRK. If you, a family member or friend has served our country, we want to know about you and them!

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