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Celebrate Veterans Day in Buffalo

The words "American" and "freedom" are synonymous with each other. If the freedoms we possess were gone, we would, in essence, not be Americans. Therefore, it is extremely important to observe and celebrate the freedoms we have and honor those who fought to gain and retain those freedoms.

Veterans Day is on Sunday, November 11, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate this holiday besides just having off of work the next day. Here are some events that are going on in Buffalo this year for Veterans Day.

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Not Even Hurricane Sandy Affects Guard Duty at Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Regardless of the weather, heat, cold, rain, snow or even hurricane, members of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment “The Old Guard” have guarded the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year since April 6th, 1948. Not even Hurricane Sandy changes that, or any hurricane for that matter.

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Western New York Heroes ‘Red, White & Blue Event Announced

Join Western New York Heroes and WYRK’s Clay Moden for a celebration of local military Veterans on Friday November 2nd.  It’s the annual Armory, ‘Red, White & Blues’ event to honor Western New York’s Veteran of the year, as chosen by the Buffalo News.

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A National Historic Site Right Here In Buffalo

He was a hunter, rancher, explorer, soldier, naturalist, author, governor of New York State and President of the United States.  Teddy Roosevelt was the first president to ride in a car, the first president to ride in an airplane and the first to dive in a submarine.

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1st Annual WNY Wounded Veterans Fishing Tournament [GALLERY]

The first annual WNY Wounded Veterans Fishing Tournament took place today on Lake Erie, launching out of the small boat harbor in Buffalo at 9am today. A fleet of volunteer charter captains provided licensed fishing boats and plenty of fishing expertise

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Honor the Troops at These Western New York Memorial Day Parades

Memorial Day is this country’s annual salute to the men and woman of the armed forces who gave their lives in service of their country. There are dozens of services and ceremonies planned locally. But we were talking earlier this week about Memorial Day parades in this area and I was able to find a list of some of the more notable ones.

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Rodney Atkins Shows Fans He’s Doing Fine on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’

Wednesday night (Jan. 11), Rodney Atkins took the stage for his latest appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.’ Atkins performed two tunes at the end of the show, including his recent chart-topping hit ‘Take a Back Road,’ as well as his brand-new single, ‘He’s Mine.’

“The last time I was on the show, Guillermo and I performed a little skit — or I guess song, i

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25 Things You Might Not Know About Christmas

Christmas is full of familiar traditions: carving the ham, leaving cookies out for Santa, listening to Uncle Morty talk about his gall bladder removal surgery while you’re trying to enjoy some egg nog. These staples had to come from somewhere, and since Christmas offers a mix of religious and secular traditions, their origins are just as mixed and varied.

Everything from the Christmas tree to the marshmallows on Grandma’s yams got their start somewhere, and many have surprising stories. Take a look at a few things you might not know about Christmas below.

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