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Trace Adkins “Arlington” Remembers Fallen Soldiers [VIDEO]

Memorial Day isn't just a day off.  Although many of us use the holiday to get the grill fired up and to down a couple cold beers, it's a day to remember soldiers who have served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice.  If there was ever a song that says we're thankful to the soldiers who have done just that, this is the song.

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Memorial Day – What It’s Really About [VIDEO]

Memorial Day originated after the Civil War to commemorate the Union Soldiers killed in the war and was originally known as Decoration Day until 1882. In 1968 Congress moved four national holidays to Mondays in order to create convenient three day weekends.

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John La Mond Talks to Tim Packman From Dunn Tire Raceway Park [VIDEO]

Today I had the chance to speak with Tim Packman from Dunn Tire Raceway Park on Gunnville Road in Lancaster. We have an awesome time working with Tim every Wednesday night for our WYRK Country Cruise and Bike Night

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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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5 Ways to Observe Memorial Day

In America it's tradition to have family over on Memorial Day and cook out.  At least that's the way we do it at my house.  It's a day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us and our country.  We spend the day with our families because that's what these brave men and women in the military have fought for.  Our freedom.  That's how my family does it.  If you really want to observe Memorial Day to the fullest here are some guidelines that will help you proper observe the holiday....

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5 Fun Things to do Over Memorial Weekend in Western New York

Buffalo Bisons Game – The Bisons have games on Saturday and Sunday at 1:05 PM.  Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have fought to preserve the American way of life, and nothing is more American than baseball.  Bring the whole family down to the ballpark for a day of great fun.  Plus, Memorial Day Picnic at 2 PM on Monday.

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Our Canadian Neighbors Celebrate Victoria Day Weekend!

The Memorial Day Holiday isn't until next weekend but this weekend brings a three day weekend for our neighbors to the North.  Its Canada’s Victoria Day weekendand the weather couldn't be better.  Sunny and in the eighties!  While lots of folks will be working in the yard and grilling out I’m sure we will also see an increased number of Canadian shoppers at our area malls which make for longer lines at the border crossings.

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Memorial Day in Buffalo – What is Open and What is Closed?

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and every year I find myself wondering what's open. Here is a list of places around Western New York and their status on Memorial day.

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May 30th…Memorial Day & Our Anniversary (Video)

Hello All...First, let me say thank you to all the men and women of the Armed Forces dating back to this great nations founding who fought and died for our freedom. A freedom that allows me to celebrate another special day today...Our Wedding Anniversary!

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8 Great Summer Vacation Movies [VIDEOS]

While summer doesn't officially start until June 21, Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning to the hottest season at the movies.

Summer loses some of its meaning when you're an adult, since it no longer comes with a moths-long break from the grind.

Nevertheless, we can all still enjoy a good movie about summer vacations. After the jump, check out eight of our favorites.

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Who are you Remembering this Memorial Day?

WYRK supports our troops and hopes everyone appreciates the sacrifices our military forces make for each and every one of us.

We want to know who you are remembering this Memorial day?  Leave a comment below and let us and all of our listeners know

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Memorial Day, A Day to Reflect

It’s Memorial Day weekend, a weekend filled with parties, picnics and most importantly memorial services. We’ve all heard many times that freedom is not free and this weekend we all should take time to reflect on those great folks that have given their lives to fight for this great country and maintain the freedom that we all sometimes take for granted.

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