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 Utica Comets don't have many home games left, but they're going to make them count. This Saturday is Military Night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium and there will be a ton of things going on dedicated specifically to honoring both active military members and veterans. The Comets are also asking for you to submit photos of your favorite military member using #CometsMilitaryNight.
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