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Nike pulls Betsy Ross Flag over Colin Kaepernick concerns, but did she design it

Did she or didn't she? Legend says Philadelphia seamstress and upholsterer Betsy Ross used her skill with a needle and thread to create Old Glory at George Washington's request more than 240 years ago. But, historical facts don't necessarily back up that claim. "As far as the big question is...
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Sylvester Stallone returns as Rambo

John Rambo is back. Sylvester Stallone will return to the big screen as Vietnam veteran and all around badass John Rambo in "Rambo Last Blood, " on Sept. 20. Here's a sneak peek of what you can expect from the Lionsgate film: In the film, Rambo, a former Army Special Forces soldier who is an expert...
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Meet the real-life brothers who inspired 'Saving Private Ryan'

In recognition of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Fathom Events is hosting showings of "Saving Private Ryan" at 600 theaters across the nation -- but do you know the true story that inspired Steven Spielberg's 1998 film? See 'Saving Private Ryan' in theaters 75 years after D-Day Brothers Edward,...
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Driver unveils new race car honoring Soldier's memory, family

By Katie Lange Jumping into the driver's seat of a Humvee -- that's right up a race car driver's alley. But strapping into a parachute? Not so much. NASCAR driver Ryan Newman figured that out when he spent the day with paratroopers from the Army's 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North...
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Marine Corps veteran Jamel Herring wins WBO junior lightweight title

By Ben Krimmel Jamel "Semper Fi" Herring had time to let out just one "Oorah!" during his post-fight interview before the jubilation had to momentarily stop. That's because Herring's friends, family, and several exuberant U.S. Marines who joined the celebration had broken the ring. In front of a...
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Old Guard soldiers honor, remember the fallen with 'Flags In' at Arlington National Cemetery

Maj. Stephen Von Jett of the Army's Old Guard stopped by to talk with an old friend Thursday and place a flag at his gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery. "I took a moment, said a few words, and told him I missed him," he said. Von Jett was one of nearly 1,000 Old Guard Soldiers who honored the...
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Memorial Day can be a trigger for post traumatic stress veterans

For most veterans, Memorial Day naturally brings about a wave of emotions, reminded of our brothers and sisters in arms who've made the ultimate sacrifice. While civilians are celebrating the start of summer and barbecue season, we military veterans understand the solemnity of the observance. But...
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3 remarkable women warriors to honor this Memorial Day

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 their country, some of them making the...
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Five Interesting facts about Memorial Day

Memorial Day is seen as the unofficial start of summer and has become synonymous with trips to the beach and backyard barbecues. Often overlooked is the real reason behind the holiday - honoring the nation's fallen service members. With that in mind, here are five interesting facts about Memorial...
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'Saving Private Ryan' returns to theaters for 75th anniversary of D-Day

Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" is returning to theaters in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The anniversary event, hosted by Fathom Events, will include showings at 600 cinemas nationwide on June 2nd and 5th at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The 1998 film starring Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Matt...
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