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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Memorial Day

Most of America might look forward to Memorial Day because it gives us a three-day break from our hectic work lives and an excuse to grill great gobs of red meat over an open pit, but it’s intentions are much nobler.

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The Essential Memorial Day Song

I hope your Memorial Day is great! I have a hard time wishing people a "happy" Memorial Day because I believe it is a day of reflection and observance.

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Interesting Facts About The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

There is a monument at Arlington National Cemetary dedicated to the Unknown Soldier.  It is for the soliders whose remains were not able to be identified.  They are still soliders who fought for our freedom and guarding their tomb is one of the highest honors. The guardians are called Sentinels and when they are chosen to serve, their duty lasts for the rest of their lives.

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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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