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New Eagle Dedicated In New York Mills Veterans Park

July 26, 2015, the eagle atop the World War II monument at Veterans Park in the Village of New York Mills was stolen. Now, just in time for Memorial Day a new eagle has been dedicated in New York Mills.

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Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremonies Held In Utica [VIDEO]

Memorial Day observances in Utica on Monday included wreath laying ceremonies at the city's six military monuments.

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9 Moving Soldier Homecomings [VIDEOS]

The servicemen and women of our country make huge sacrifices to fight battles on our behalf and keep the freedoms we hold dear. One of those sacrifices is being away from their families and loved ones for long periods of time.

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10 of the Best Excuses for Central New Yorkers to Get Out of Work Early on Friday

With Memorial Day Weekend just a few days away, getting to the end of the week is going to be pretty tough. What if we could make that weekend come a little faster?

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Upstate New York Town Is Birthplace Of Memorial Day

It seems like a little-known fact, but in 1966, United States President Lyndon Johnson signed a proclamation naming Waterloo, New York as the birthplace of this national holiday.  That was after Congress had adopted a resolution which officially recognized that the patriotic tradition of Memorial Day had begun 100 years earlier in this small community which is located southwest of Syracuse.  There is now a Memorial Day museum in the town of just over 5,000 residents.

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2016 Memorial Day Parade Schedule For Central New York

Looking for various parade schedules for Memorial Day in Utica, Rome, Syracuse, and Central New York? Here's a few schedule of events going on. 

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Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at Sylvan Beach

Memorial Day weekend is just a few days away - Why not spend it in the beautiful Sylvan Beach area?

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Help ‘Fill The HIll’ With U.S. Flags For Memorial Day

The goal: 'Fill The Hill' with hundreds of U.S. flags on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. Are you in? Show you're proud to be an American and support Sitrin's Military Rehabilitation Program

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See the 2015 New York State Fair Watchfire [VIDEO]

Watch the 2015 Watchfire at the New York State Fair in Syracuse. The annual event, held Memorial Day weekend is organized by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Central New York Chapter 103 and an estimated 20,000 people attended the fire.

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Carl Edwards Wins NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

Carl Edwards conserved his fuel en route to winning the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina on Sunday night.

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Juan Pablo Montoya Wins Indy 500

Juan Pablo Montoya broke away from teammate Will Power in the final laps and won the 99th Indianapolis 500 in Indiana on Sunday.

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Why is This 3 Year Old From Ilion Bringing Soldiers To Tears?

This might be the most touching story I've read in quite some time, and the timing couldn't be any better.

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