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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
Charles Peltz
Charles Peltz

Preview: A night of patriotic tunes in Glens Falls

The Glens Falls Symphony presents its annual Summer Pops Concert outdoors tonight in Crandall Park. In addition to its popular tunes and patriotic favorites, tonight's concert will also include a tribute to Warren County's bicentennial. Todd Moe spoke with symphony conductor Charles Peltz, who says the concert concludes with patriotic music and fireworks in the summer night sky.  Go to full article

Fort Drum soldier becomes citizen at White House ceremony

It's a national tradition for the White House to perform a naturalization ceremony for new U.S. citizens on Independence Day. Joanna Richards reports that this year, the ceremony includes a Fort Drum soldier.  Go to full article

Fireworks Craftsman May Have Trouble Continuing Explosive Hobby

Tonight's fireworks show in St Regis Falls was designed and handmade by Peter Henry, a pharmacist at Adirondack Medical Center. He makes fireworks out of his home workshop in Brighton. But new federal regulations on sales of explosive chemicals are making it harder and harder for him to continue his hobby. Gregory Warner paid Pete a visit last Friday.  Go to full article

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