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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 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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Utica Holds Memorial Day Events [VIDEO]

Memorial Day observances in Utica on Monday included wreath-layings at six monuments and a parade up Genesee Street.

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Soldier’s Car From Fort Drum Has Sat At Hancock Airport For Years [OPINION]

A car sits at the Hancock airport parking garage in Syracuse awaiting its owner who appears will never return. The car belongs to a soldier who was stationed at Fort Drum who appears has never returned home from his deployment. 

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Grilling Tips to Keep You Safe on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor all of those brave men and women who have served our country.  It is also, of course, one of the best days for grilling, picnics, and celebrating family.

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Photo Credit: Win McNamee, Getty Images
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Americans Mark Memorial Day

UNDATED (AP) — Americans are marking Memorial Day today. President Barack Obama is hosting a breakfast this morning with organizations that support military family and families of the fallen. Then Obama will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, followed by remarks at Arlington National Cemetery.

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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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Step Up Your Grilling Game — Use Lava to Cook Your Steaks (Yes, LAVA)

You still use an actual grill to grill your meats? That's cute.

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With permission from Joe Heller
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Will Everybody Please Stop Making this Big Mistake on Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is an important American holiday that generally serves as the unofficial start of summer; but, it's not all hot dogs, tomato pie and horseshoes.  It's a serious holiday and there are some things that you just don't do

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Fallen Marine’s Family Asking For Return of Coin Stolen From His Grave [VIDEO]

The family of Lance Corporal Jeremy Lasher, a Marine killed in Afghanistan, is asking for the return of his special coin/medallion. It stolen from his grave at Oneida Castle Cemetery over the Memorial Day weekend.

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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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