Heroes

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.

Vehicles for Vets Finalist: Nicholas Green – USMC
The Basil 'Vehicles for Vets' has started! The final giveaway will be on August 14th at the Erie County Fair, also Veterans Day at the Fair - free admission to all those who are serving & have served! There will be 9 finalists total, and they can win a new car or $21,000 …
Our Hometown Hero This Week – Steve Schaffer!
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 from Darien, NY.  From our United States Marine Corps, it&C…
Bikers Ride in Honor of the Fallen at Sprague Brook Park
It was the 18th Annual Memorial Day 'Ride To Remember' at Sprague Brook Park in Glenwood. Over 370 bikers rode through the American flag lined park and made their way to the war memorial at the top of the hill. People lined the road to wave flags and wave at the riders as they made their w…
The True Meaning of Memorial Day
Formerly known as Decoration Day, Monday is Memorial Day. It’s a day set aside to honor the country’s men and women who have died in war. The official observance is marked by the placing of a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in …
Vehicles for Vets: One WNY Veteran Is Getting a NEW CAR
For the second year in a row the Basil Family of Dealerships has partnered with the Veterans One Stop Center of Western New York to launch “Vehicles for Vets”; a summer long promotion in which a veteran or active serving military member can win a new vehicle!
Chad Larson 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 from Getzville, NY.  From our United States Air Force, it&C…
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.
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.
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…

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