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Many teens struggle with U.S. history (Getty Images)
Many teens struggle with U.S. history (Getty Images)
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Most American Teens Don’t Know Why We Celebrate on July 4th

I came across this poll this morning, and it is not only scary, it's very sad. Many American teens when asked couldn't give a reason why we celebrate the Fourth of July. But that wasn't the only historical blunder. Wait 'til you read what else they don't know. 

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AAA Travel Stats For The 4th Of July

Many families are planning to some traveling this 4th of July.  As for me, I like to keep in nice and quiet.  I go to a local fireworks showing maybe do some grillin' and call it a night.  If I were to travel anywhere, it would be to see the show at the Jam in the Valley.  According to the "AAA", roughly 42-million Americans will.....

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Where Did You Go To Watch Fireworks?

Yesterday was one of those days where I just didn't feeling like hopping into the car and  driving somewhere to watch fireworks. I was not in the mood to fight crowds. Luckily, I am located in a great spot that allows me to see many different displays without having to go anywhere.

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Service Men And Women Sing The Star Spangled Banner [Video]

You may have heard the renditions of celebrities who have sung the national anthem and totally messed it up.  They've forgotten the words, missed notes, and just really banged it up.  Here's a video of some of our nations bravest singing "The Star Spangled Banner."  Somehow, it doesn't matter how they sing it....it just sounds good coming from them.

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List of Firworks Displays Around Western New York

List of all fireworks shows going on in the Western New York region this weekend beginning on July 1st through July 4th.

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Join Me For Patriotic Songs This Saturday Morning On Wide Open Country [VIDEO]

This Monday is our nation's birthday and I thought we would pay tribute to our country with some patriotic songs this weekend.  I am hoping you will join me this Saturday from 6am to 10am for Wide Open Country. I will be taking your requests at 644-WYRK and toll-free at 1-800-696-WYRK, and also off the WYRK text line at 716-393-0213. You are also welcome to email your requests at:  johnlamond@wyrk.com

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Photograph by Brad Hohman
Photograph by Brad Hohman
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Fourth of July Fireworks Displays in Buffalo- Our Top Five

With our fighting men and women overseas protecting our freedom and risking their lives, the fourth of July means a little more to America. The sound and feeling of a fireworks show on Independence day can't help but give you goose bumps and a feeling of national pride. Here are some of the best places to view Fireworks in the Buffalo, New York area.

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