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.

This Week’s Hometown Hero Is US Army SSgt. Kevin Lange!
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 Depew, NY.  From our United States Army, it&CloseCurly…
Vehicles for Vets Finalist: Morris R Collins III – Army
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 …
Vincent Loranty 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 from Attica, NY.  From our United States Army, it&CloseCurl…
Vehicles for Vets Finalist: Alfred Ligammari – Army
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 …
Vehicles for Vets Finalist: Harold Thomas Scheg – US Army
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 …
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 …

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