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Memorial Day: Remarkable Women Veterans to Honor

By Kaylah Jackson and Elizabeth Howe Women veterans are the fastest-growing segment of the veteran population and have been serving in the Armed Forces since the Civil War. With Memorial Day around the corner, it's only right to recognize a few of the women who dedicated their lives to serving...
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WWII Vet Who Lived Through Great Depression On Coronavirus: 'We Will Prevail'

As coronavirus turns our world completely upside, a Westchester County resident who has lived through some of the darkest chapters of modern history says keep your chin up, we will get through this.
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Meet the World War II Veterans Who Will Participate in the Super Bowl LIV Coin Toss

Four World War II veterans will once again be part of history on Sunday. Army Staff Sgt. Odon S. Cardenas, First Lt. Samuel Lombardo, Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, and Cpl. Sidney Walton will participate in the coin toss at Super Bowl LIV before the Kansas City Chiefs square off against the San...
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Warrior Canine Connection names puppies after WWII vets

Is there anything better than puppies and World War II veterans? Yes! Puppies named in honor of World War II veterans. The aptly dubbed Operation Overlord litter has been named in honor of some of the heroes of D-Day by Warrior Canine Connection. They were born to Skye on June 24. Some of the...
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100,000 cards for 100-year-old Texas World War II veteran

World War II veteran James South had a simple wish for his 100th birthday on Oct. 7. He wanted 100 cards and put out a plea on Facebook asking for the greetings. What he got was nearly 100,000 cards , according to the VA North Texas Health Care System. South, a World War II veteran who took part in...
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Veterans Day Discounts and Deals 2019

Veterans Day is this coming Monday! Here is a listing of some of the great discounts and deals offered to veterans and active duty service members on Veterans Day to thank them for their great service. Free Food: Applebee's | Free meal for active duty and veterans on November 11, 2019. Aspen Creek...
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Fallen soldier included in daughter's senior photos

Julia Yllescas has never doubted that her dad has always been with her. But now she, and the whole world can see it, thanks to help from photographer and military spouse Susanne Beckmann. Beckmann, of Snapshots by Suz has been photographing Nebraska teen Yllescas since she was 9 years old and...
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Tom Cruise drops "Top Gun: Maverick" trailer at Comic-Con

Maverick's back and he hasn't lost his need for speed. The trailer for "Top Gun: Maverick" dropped Thursday at Comic-Con in San Diego and here it is: Video of TOP GUN 2: Maverick Trailer (2020) Tom Cruise returns 33 years after the original "Top Gun" as Navy pilot Capt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell,...
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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin punches moon landing denier

As a former fighter pilot, an MIT grad and one of the first human beings to ever walk on the moon, we didn't think legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin could get any cooler. But after watching the video of him punching a heckler in the face, we have a whole new kind of love and admiration for him. Video...
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History, respect and undies: Things we should know about our flag

Stars and Stripes, The Star Spangled Banner and Old Glory- today we celebrate it. In honor of the flag that's survived combat, inspired songs, created national debates around the president and the NFL and even been planted in outer space, we bring you some facts all Americans should know about our...
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