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Laureus Sport for Good Foundation - Martina Navratilova Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb Day 8
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Boonville Vietnam Veteran Set to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro for Other Vets

Paul Fortin is a 69-year-old Boonville, NY resident who is also a Vietnam Veteran. Paul remains very active and is about to embark on an incredible journey for an amazing cause. On February 9th Paul will journey on a nine-day expedition to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa to support the Sitrin Health Care Center’s Military Rehabilitation Program.

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Arlington National Cemetery Lays Wreaths Ahead For Holiday Season
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CNY Locations For ‘Wreaths Across America’

More than 1,000 local veterans will be remembered, at noon Saturday, Dec.12, with wreaths on their graves at Rome Cemetery, St. Mary’s, St. Peter’s and at the Westernville Presbyterian Cemetery.

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Tony Longretta
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Photo Calendar of Utica Landmarks for Sale to Benefit Veterans

Tony Longretta is a former Utica resident who loves taking photos. He's actually really good at it. On a recent trip home, he took some amazing shots of some of the most beautiful landmarks in our fine city. He and a friend, Daniel Mellito, decided to sell the collection of photos in a calendar and give the proceeds to The CNY Veteran's Outreach Center.

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Sponsor a Flag to Be Displayed on The Parkway to Honor Your Veteran [PHOTOS]

There is not much time left to sponsor your flag to honor your veteran! The Good News Center is selling flag sponsorships to put up along the parkway. The money raised will be given to our heroes and their families. The flags that have already been sponsored are currently on display along the parkway in Utica and they look amazing.

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Rome Historical Society Sponsoring Letter Writing Drive For Military Members

For the entire month of November, the Rome Historical Society will be sponsoring a letter writing campaign for Operation Gratitude. These letters will be sent out to deployed troops, veterans, new recruits, and wounded warriors.

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Photo and Graphics Courtesy: James Piccola, NYS DOT
Photo and Graphics Courtesy: James Piccola, NYS DOT
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Utica / Marcy Traffic Advisory Being Issued for Next Monday [MAP]

A traffic advisory will be in effect for the Utica and Marcy area for next week.

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Soldiers Of Reddit Explain Things They Wish They Had Known Before Joining The Military

On the website Reddit a question was asked on the board called "Ask Reddit". The question was directed towards soldiers, veterans, and anyone who has served our military. The question was "what is something you wish you had known before joining the military?". Here's some of the top answers. 

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90-Year-Old WWII Veteran Evicted From Buffalo New York Home

Last week, 90-year-old World War II Navy veteran Johnnie H. Hodges was evicted from a place he has called home for over 60 years.

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Bodies Of 36 WWII US Marines Recovered On A Remote Pacific Island

More than 70 years after World War 2, the bodies of 36 US Marines have been found on a remote Pacific island.

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WWII Veteran From Syracuse Named To 2015 Veterans’ Hall of Fame

91 year old World War II veteran Don Fida of Syracuse will be recognized in Albany as a 2015 Veterans' Hall of Fame honoree.

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WWII Veteran Tears Up After Discovering Old Love Letter [VIDEO]

There have been so many crazy discoveries made in thrift stores across the country and this one is absolutely incredible. A woman in Colorado purchased an old record and in the sleeve was a love letter written just about 70 years ago from a WWII soldier to his would be wife...

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Beautiful National Anthem Performance Brings NFL Star To Tears [WATCH]

Before the 'Monday Night Football' game on ESPN, Grammy Award winning Jazz Trumpeter Chris Botti performed the National Anthem. He played so beautifully, you could here a pin drop in the stadium and it brought Colt's wide-receiver to tears.

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