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Erin’s Son Has Been at Marine Boot Camp for 10 Days Now

My son has been off to Marine boot camp for 10 days. It does get easier with each passing day, but it's still so tough to wonder what's going on in his life. I have had no contact with him since I gave him a big hug at the airport on Monday of last week. I wonder

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CBS Issues Apology to Vietnam Veterans over “Amazing Race” Episode

During an episode of "The Amazing Race" which aired last week, the teams were traveling in Hanoi in Vietnam and they stopped to get a clue at a B-52 crash site memorial. The wreckage of the big plane is still on the scene. 2 Airmen died in the crash and 2 others were injured. Military activists say it was offensive to use such a solemn memorial as a prop in a reality tv show.

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My Tearful Goodbye to JW as He Ships Out for Basic Training [PHOTOS]

My eyes welled up as I saw him sitting with some new buddies at Shreveport Regional Airport. JW was more concerned about me at that point (he hates to see me cry). Then we just talked.

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Erin’s Son Headed for Marine Basic Training Today

This is the day I have been dreading. My oldest son leaves for the U.S. Marines today. He is headed to basic training in South Carolina for 13 weeks.

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Erin’s Letter To Her Son As He Enters The Marines

I am so torn about my son's decision to join the Marines. But mostly I am proud. He has been thinking about doing this for a few months and he checked out all of the branches of the military.

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Veteran’s Day Is This Weekend, We Honor All of Our Military

Thanks to all Veterans! Veteran's Day is actually on Sunday, but it will be observed on Monday.

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Alex Wong/Getty Images
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Navy Tells Widow ‘Bring Your Own Flag’ for Husband’s Funeral

Edyth Grolton chose to cancel her husband's funeral at Arlington National Cemetery after the Veteran's Administration told her she had to provide her own flag for her husband's burial.

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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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Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery photo by Elaine Etheridge
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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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