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Runners Stop During Race to Thank 95-Year-Old Veteran in Touching Tribute [VIDEO]

You really ought to know the way to San Jose.

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Correcting Brett’s Post About The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

In May of 2012, I had written a post here at WYRK.com about some interesting facts about the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier. I had used a website called freerepublic.com for some of the facts.

However, yesterday I received an email from John Shields who actually served as a Sentinel at the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier from ’00 to ’02. He explained that some of the statements made in the post were incorrect and asked if he could help me to clear some of them up. 

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Veterans Knock Down Gates To WWII Memorial After Government Shutdown

It's been years since the government was shut down. Nonetheless, it's happened again. As of last night at midnight, our government is officially shut down.

So what does that mean? It means that essential parts of our government are still active, but many services, such as parks and monuments, will be unavailable to the public.

But that wasn't going to stop 92 veterans from seeing a memorial set up for them.

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A Collection of Dogs Reuniting With Veterans Returning From War — Daily Distraction

By now you've probably seen at least one video of a soldier or Marine returning home and seeing his dog for the first time. It's one of the things the Internet does that really, genuinely tugs at your heartstrings.

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Honoring Western New York’s Veterans — Read Their Stories [PICTURES]

Veterans Day is this weekend (November 11), and WYRK is honoring our listeners that have served our country. You can read their stories below.

If you know a veteran you'd like us to profile, you can send us some information about them.

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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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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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Redesigned Sabres Plates Now Available

They’re called vanity license plates and it’s a way for the state to make extra money.  Some people put their names or initials on them.  I’ve heard of people putting the name of their pet or some kind of combination of numbers and letters to form a phrase.

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The Combat Paper Project

When Soldiers come back from war, they are sometimes haunted by the experiences and struggles that they had to face. Some veterans do not know to handle their emotions so they bottle them all up inside and may turn to drugs and alcohol for relief. Our veterans do not deserve to live this way after serving and protecting our country.

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