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.
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.
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.
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.
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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