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This Day in History for July 3 – Battle of Gettysburg Ends and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863 – The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett’s Charge (More info)

1884 – Dow Jones and Company publishes its first stock average (More info)

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Memorial Day Activities in Shreveport

Many local and area events are going on to honor our fallen heroes.
Today, Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover addressed the Annual Memorial Day salute to Veterans program at Paradise Baptist Church on Hollywood Avenue.

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Memorial Day Tributes!

My Dad was a WWII Veteran...he survived the war, but many of his buddies did not. We say thanks to all of the men who sacrificed their lives for us.
Hear our stories:

Many businesses offer special deals for Memorial Day Weekend

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ACLU Fighting Prayer In Military

I recently got an email from my friend, Reggie which included these amazing pictures and some disturbing information. This email is circulating the country and claims that the ACLU has filed a suit to end prayer from the military completely. They're making great progress.

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Marcus Luttrell/Facebook
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Former Navy SEAL Honors Fallen Comrade With Touching Gesture

In one of the most poignant ways of honoring a fallen comrade we’ve ever seen, former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell recently went to a Newtown, CT, pub and offered to pay the owner enough money to buy a random person a pint of Guinness every hour for the entire day.

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Thunderbirds Are Coming Back!!

You might want to mark these days on your calendar. April 21-22nd will be the "Defender's of Liberty" air show at Barksdale this year.

Even greater news is that the Air Force Thunderbirds will return to entertain the crowd. More than 200 thousand people are expected to attend this year's event. The Thunderbirds were here

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Davis Turner, Getty Images
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President Obama Welcomes Home US Soldiers After 8 Years of War [PICTURES, VIDEO]

President Barack Obama finally made good on his 2008 campaign promise to end the war in Iraq. On Wednesday, the president was at Fort Bragg in North Carolina to welcome troops returning home from Iraq for the last time.

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Category: Military, National News
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David McNew, Getty Images
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Former Marine Can’t Stop Sending Spam to Troops Overseas

Most of us get annoyed when we receive spam, but one Maryland man has spent countless hours and money sending Spam to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan so they can have a little bit of home while they’re away.

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Returning Soldier Surprises Sons By Wrapping Himself Up as Birthday Present [VIDEO]

A soldier dad from Kentucky gave his two sons a birthday surprise last week that they’ll likely never forget.

Capt. Nate Burgess, who had just returned home after serving in Afghanistan for the past year, decided to surprise his two sons on their birthday.

So, he wrapped himself up as a life-sized G.I. Joe birthday present and gave himself as a gift. 

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Dogs Welcome Home Soldiers In Heartwarming Montage [VIDEO]

Is there anything more adorable than a dog greeting its owner? How about a dog greeting its owner after they return home from military deployment? We dare you to watch this supercut of lovable pooches welcoming their owners home from military service and not get choked up.

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Soldier’s WWII Helmet Returned to Family After Being Lost for 66 Years [VIDEO]

66 years after it was lost during D-Day, a WWII helmet will finally be returned to the soldier’s family thanks to the efforts of a collector in Minnesota.

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Veteran in Oregon Faces Eviction for Putting Up American Flag

A navy veteran in Springfield, Oregon received an eviction notice from his landlord for putting up an American flag for Navy Day on October 27.

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