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Mystery Of The Military Truck Parked At Hancock Airport Has Been Solved

On Memorial Day, we talked about the viral photo of a Fort Drum truck parked at Hancock Airport since at least 2011. The photo showed a dusty old truck and gave us the impression it's driver never returned home from war. Turns out, the driver is alive and well and could be facing one of Central New York's largest parking ticket. 

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Classic Military Tribute Song ‘Taps’ Written by Utica Native [Video]

One of the most iconic patriotic tunes is 'Taps.' What began as an indicator of "Lights Out" on the battlefield has now become a beautiful tribute to service men and women at their funerals. This classic memorial song was actually written by a Utica native by the name of Daniel Butterfield! 

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Dust Coated Car at Syracuse Airport Reminds us of Every Soldiers’ Sacrifice

A car sits at the Hancock airport parking garage in Syracuse awaiting its owner to. The car likely belongs to a soldier who was stationed at Fort Drum.

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Central New York #GoSilent To Observe A Moment of Silence On Memorial Day

Central New York: We are asking for your help. #GoSilent this Memorial Day at 12:01PM dedicated in memory of a fallen military service member.

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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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Have You Ever Seen The Bald Eagle On A Gravestone At Fort Snelling National Cemetery?

This Memorial Day you've seen plenty of touching photos from Fort Snelling National Cemetery in the city of Minneapolis. I bet you won't see a photo like this. A few years back Amateur photographer Frank Glick spotted a bald eagle through perched on a gravestone, and snapped shots with his camera.

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3 Year-Old Ilion Boy Reminds Us The True Meaning of Memorial Day [VIDEO]

Memorial Day is about more than a three day weekend or the unofficial kick off to summer. We're reminded of the true meaning of the holiday by 3 year-old Logan Winter of Ilion who spends his Memorial Day weekend placing American flags on the gravestones of fallen soldiers.

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Grilling Tips to Keep You Safe on Memorial Day

One of the best days for grilling, picnics, and family is Memorial Day. It's not only a day for grilling of course. It's really a day to celebrate and honor all those brave men and women who have served our country. When you do get out the grill it's important to remember theses simple safety tips to avoid disaster on this awesome day!

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Enjoy All That Old Forge Has to Offer for Memorial Day

If you are looking for the perfect place to enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend, why not take the trip up to Old Forge? This year, they are hosting The Old Forge Red, White, & Blue Spring Into Summer Celebration! This is one party you will not want to miss. 

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The 2014 New Hartford Memorial Day Parade [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

Every year the residents of New Hartford break out their lawn chairs and line Pearl Street to enjoy the annual Memorial Day parade. Fire Departments from all over the county, bands, and veterans march with pride and it's truly a sight to see! The community support is really remarkable.

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Brad Paisley Meets Fort Drum Commander In Afghanistan

While most of us took the Memorial Day Weekend to spend some time with family and friends and enjoy a burger or two on the grill, Brad Paisley kept the true meaning of the holiday.  Brad joined the President on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, where he met the Fort Drum Commander and entertained the troops.  Read more to check out some of his tweets.

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2014 Utica Memorial Day Parade

The 2014 Utica Memorial Day parade is set for Monday May 26.

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