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John La Mond Salutes Our Veterans On Wide Open Country

 

Veterans Day is tomorrow so I thought it would be great to honor the men and women who have worn the uniform of the U.S. Military with a special edition of Wide Open Country. Today's show will feature many songs about our soldiers and our country. The

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Former Marine Raises Money to Bring Home Stray Dog He Befriended in Afghanistan

When former Marine Shaun Duling met Bolt, a stray Labrador-shepherd mix, the little fella was skittish and hungry. Duling was doing contract work in Afghanistan with a German military unit, and while the Germans had adopted Bolt's sister as their mascot, the less-outgoing Bolt was mostly ignored.

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Military Dad Surprises Family In Front of 85,000 at College Football Game

When Tammy Faile and her two children were chosen as the military family of the game for South Carolina's match up Saturday against the University of Georgia, they probably expected some sort of message from their husband and father Sgt. First Class Scott Faile, who is stationed in South Korea.

And that's what they got at halftime, a video message on the University of South Carolina’s Williams-Brice stadium's Jumbotron.

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Military Wife Gets an Onstage Surprise From Toby Keith [VIDEO]

Toby Keith is very much an artist who shows his support for our military.  He has done countless overseas shows and visited with soldiers who have been wounded during service.

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Chris Young Reunites With Wounded Warrior Pal During Visit to Air Force Base

Chris Young had the chance to catch up with an old friend during a visit to Minot Air Force Base last week. The singer stopped by the base for a CD signing with some of our country’s finest airmen as part of his work with Stars for Stripes and the Minot Exchange. While there, he was reunited with Wounded Warrior Scott Lilley, whom he first met in 2009 while working with Stars for Stripes.

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Students Invent Wall-Climbing Device For The Troops! [VIDEO]

Engineering students at Utah State were asked to create a device that would allow military personnel to scale walls.  What they invented was some kind of a super high-powered vacuum, but it's cool, nonetheless!  Spiderman-like! The only problem is that the vacuum is really loud.  I'm sure there will be modifications made to it before it reaches the battlefield.  Check this video out....

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Water Main Break In Buffalo Closes Streets

A water main break in the Riverside/Black Rock area has a number of streets closed off this morning.  If you use Military Road to get in to work, know that it's closed between Kenmore and Layer Avenue.  Other closures are as follows.....

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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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Check Out Trace Adkins’ “Semper Fi” [AUDIO]

Have you heard Trace Adkins song "Semper Fi?"  It's off the album "Proud To Be Here" and is a great song to play on this Memorial Day weekend.  Trace, who co-wrote the song, says that whenever he does a USO Tour, he never gets to play for the Marines.  Because of that, he wanted to write a song especially about those men and women.  Hence..."Semper Fi"  You can hear the song if you click to the next page....

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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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Clay And Dale Speak With A WNY Soldier In Kuwait [AUDIO]

I have the UTMOST respect for our brave men and women that serve this great Nation. When we get a chance to speak with one of them on duty, it makes my whole week better. We got a call from Ben Dudek who is serving in the National Guard in Kuwait.

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Dierks Bentley Gives Military Hero A Huge Gift On “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” [VIDEO]

Dierks Bentley along with The Ellen DeGeneres Show surprised a military family with 50-thousand dollars to assist them with their financial struggles on yesterday's show!  Sgt. Chad Sparks and his wife had been selling their furniture, appliances and other items on Craigslist to try and get by.  The couple also has a 1-year-old daughter to support.  Check out the video....

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