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Canton World War II navy veteran Charles Alexander will be among many vets honored tonight by the Orchestra of Northern New York. Photo: Todd Moe
Canton World War II navy veteran Charles Alexander will be among many vets honored tonight by the Orchestra of Northern New York. Photo: Todd Moe

ONNY to honor D-Day vets at Potsdam concert

The annual summer pops concert by the Orchestra of Northern New York will also honor North Country veterans tonight (Thursday) in Hosmer Hall at SUNY Potsdam.

The performance, which begins at 7 pm, will be led by Music Director Ken Andrews and will include a special tribute to the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. An annual tradition during the concert is a musical tribute to veterans of the air force, army, coast guard, marines and navy.

89-year-old Charles Alexander, of Canton, will be in the Hosmer audience tonight. He was a navy seaman aboard one of the transport ships that ferried Allied troops across the English Channel, and brought the wounded back to England. He shared some of his memories with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

Commentary: July 4th Thoughts of Revolutions

As the 4th of July approaches, commentator Paul Willcott has some thoughts on revolution - the one in 1776 and the one he sees going on at present.  Go to full article

Commentary: Thoughts of Revolution

In the view of commentator Paul Willcott, this first Independence Day since the terrorist attacks of September 11th is more than a celebration. It's also a time for reflection on what it means to be American.  Go to full article

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