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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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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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Photo Credit: Win McNamee, Getty Images
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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Photo Credit: Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Photo Credit: Joe Raedle, Getty Images
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Walmart Expanding Its Veteran Hiring Program

A giant discount retailer is pledging to hire more veterans.

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Starving Army Vet Battling Cancer Calls 911 for Food

This is about as moving as it gets.

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Exhausted Soldier Finishing 12-Mile Road Race Will Inspire

Members of the military are tough. They're also insanely supportive.

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Returning Soldier Reveals He’s Home in Best Photobomb Ever

Just when you think you've seen the best video of a returning soldier surprising his family another one comes along to remind you that you definitely haven't.

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Colonel David Ireland is buried in Binghamton's Spring Forest Cemetery. PHOTO: DAVID CLEUTZ
Colonel David Ireland is buried in Binghamton's Spring Forest Cemetery. PHOTO: DAVID CLEUTZ
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Remembering a Binghamton Civil War Hero [AUDIO]

Special events are being held in downtown Binghamton in conjunction with the sesquicentennial of the conclusion of the American Civil War in 1865.

The Civil War Family Day will be held at the Phelps Mansion Mu

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The Utica Comets Are Seeking Photos of Military Members for #CometsMilitaryNight

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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Photo Credit: Mark Mainz, Getty Images
Photo Credit: Mark Mainz, Getty Images
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Does Everyone Deserve a Second Chance?

NBC is suspending its "Nightly News" anchor for six months without pay after comments that he made that misrepresented events as they truly occurred.

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