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Armed Forces Day

May 16th, 2015 is Armed Forces Day. In 1949, the third Saturday in May was declared to celebrate those who have served in the armed forces for our great country. Although we are grateful and thankful each and every day to everyone who serves our country, today is a special day of gratitude. To those who serve the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force, we say Thank You.

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HirePatriots and USMM of Western Kentucky Combating Veteran Unemployment

HirePatriots.com was launched 10 years ago after a Marine, who'd just returned home from Iraq, discovered his wife was out of work and his utilities had been turned off. His request for any work that would earn him a little money became a national program aimed at employing returning veterans.

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Cole Swindell via YouTube
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Cole Swindell’s Latest Video Salutes Our Troops [WATCH]

Cole Swindell just released the video for his latest single, "Ain't Worth The Whiskey", and he gives a great salute to our troops in it. Take a look!

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I Witnessed A Surprise Military Homecoming and It Was Awesome! [VIDEO]

Just like all of you, I can't get enough of the military surprise homecoming videos. At the Titans game last Sunday, I got to experience one and it was just as amazing as you'd expect.

The NFL does a great job of recognizing our military at their games and the Hayes family was the focus of a presentation during the game. Pretty soon, the Titans mascot drove out of the tunnel with a very large present on the back of his vehicle. Pretty soon the crowd figured out what was going on... yep, we were about to witness a great reunion moment!

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Blake’s Operation Halftime with Pepsi Tugs At The Heart Strings [VIDEO]

Blake Shelton is known for being kind of a jokester, but his latest project with Pepsi really shows a different side of him. Operation Halftime: Hyped For Halftime started at a place where Blake wanted to say, "Thanks"... the USS Lexington.

Take a look at this moving video.

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Duckcammer via YouTube
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Colonel Charles Shelton: The Last P.O.W. of the Vietnam War [Video Tribute]

If you live in Owensboro and western Kentucky, you are likely very familiar with the story of Colonel Charles E. Shelton.  The Daviess County native is immortalized downtown on the riverfront with an impressive freedom memorial that recounts the fact that he is the last P.O.W. of the Vietnam War.  And now, there's a stirring video tribute and retelling of his harrowing and heroic story.

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WBKR Air Staff Tries Baskin Robbins “First Class Camouflage” Ice Cream [VIDEO]

When I saw that First Class Camouflage was the Baskin Robbins flavor of the month, I just knew we had to try it out! What a cool way to honor Veterans Day! Baskin Robbins describes the flavor as Chocolate, Salty Caramel, and Cake flavored ice creams team up to make a flavor so delicious, you’ll never see it coming.

What did Brett, Chad, Dave Spencer and I think about it??

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Local Military and Veterans To Be Honored in New Video

Local singer-songwriter Nathan Morris has an interesting and inspiring new project.  He's creating a video that pays tribute to local veterans, active military personnel and our fallen heroes.  And here's how YOU can be a part of it and pay tribute to members of your military family.

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The Big O Music Fest Salutes Local Troops [Video]

One of the coolest moments of the 2014 Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest Saturday night happened just before the Charlie Daniels Band took the stage.  The festival paid tribute to tristate men and women serving in the Armed Forces.  Check this out!

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70th Anniversary Commemoration of D-Day Event Schedule For Owensboro

On Saturday, June 7th at 1:00pm, there will be a 70th Anniversary Commemoration of D-Day at the Owensboro Sportscenter. This event will honor veterans who served in World War II and recognize the 70th anniversary of the Allied Invasion at Normandy, France.

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Brad Paisley Makes Surprise Trip To Visit Troops Overseas [PHOTOS]

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Brad Paisley decided to do something really special this Memorial Day... he said "Thank You" to some American troops currently overseas. Brad traveled, with President Obama to Afghanistan and spent some time with true heroes.

Here are some pics from Brad and a quick video. As always, thank you Brad for being an amazing representative of country music.

Happy Memorial Day!

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A Marine Surprises His Sister Just In Time For Her Wedding [VIDEO]

If you're like me, than you can't get enough of the videos that show us the surprise homecomings of the men and women who serve our country. It just makes my heart happy, seeing all those tears of joy.

I came across this video of an unsuspecting sister, taking her bridal photos on her wedding day. She had no clue that her brother, currently deployed with the Marines, had gotten a last-minute leave to make it just in time for her wedding.

Watch and melt...

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