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Photo: MarineCorps NewYork, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

US honors veterans over Memorial Day weekend

NEW YORK (AP) The U.S. Marine Corps' chaplain has reminded a New York City congregation not to forget the sacrifice of fallen soldiers around the world.  Go to full article

7 new WWI names being added to village's memorial

SOLVAY, N.Y. (AP) The names of seven upstate New York men who died in World War I are being added to a war memorial in a suburban Syracuse community.  Go to full article
Kate Ebbing takes inspiration from the real clouds on a beautiful day in Clayton. Photo: David Sommerstein
Kate Ebbing takes inspiration from the real clouds on a beautiful day in Clayton. Photo: David Sommerstein

Hairdresser in Clayton applies artsy side to patriotism

It's Memorial Day weekend. Villages across the North Country are adding a patriotic flare to their Main Streets.

Just down Riverside Drive from the new hotel in Clayton, a hairdresser at River Day Spa & Salon was decorating their window front with an American flag motif on Tuesday. Kate Ebbing has been cutting hair there for two and a half years.  Go to full article
An unidentified girl plants a flag on Memorial Day in Saranac Lake (NCPR photo)
An unidentified girl plants a flag on Memorial Day in Saranac Lake (NCPR photo)

A beautiful day to remember

Memorial Day services were held across the North Country yesterday, with parades and prayers and wreath-layings.

"The freedoms we as Americans enjoy and cherish today have been safeguarded by men and women who gave their lives," said Governor Andrew Cuomo, in a statement released from Albany.

"Today, we also honor the military families who have lost loved ones, and send our heartfelt condolences to each of them."  Go to full article
Shannon stands with the statue near the memorial in Alexandria Bay. Photo: Shannon D. Bartlett
Shannon stands with the statue near the memorial in Alexandria Bay. Photo: Shannon D. Bartlett

Indian River student pays tribute to fallen veterans

As we all celebrate Memorial Day, we think about the sacrifices made by our troops. One young woman from Alexandria Bay was touched personally by the effects of war. Our news intern Josh Cameron reports on how she decided to pay tribute to fallen veterans.  Go to full article
Soldiers remember.  Photo by Lizette Haenel.
Soldiers remember. Photo by Lizette Haenel.

Generations of veterans remember in Canton

Across the North Country, parades and ceremonies remembered the sacrifices of America's soldiers on Memorial Day. In Canton, veterans of World War 2, and the wars in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq and Afghanistan marched together down Main Street to the village green. David Sommerstein was there for today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article

Commentary: Memorial Day

For commentator Paul Willcott, this Memorial Day is sadder and more painful than most, as we think of those who have given their all in Iraq.  Go to full article

Memorial Day Postcard: Fort Ticonderoga

A small crowd gathered yesterday at Fort Ticonderoga to remember some of the first soldiers to die defending the country. A raid on the Fort in 1775 helped to launch the American Revolution. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann sends this audio postcard.
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Fife and Drum Corps Music

At Memorial Day ceremonies yesterday at Fort Ticonderoga, the fife and drum corps also honored the soldiers of France and Britain buried at the site. They performed Le Rondeau and God Save the King, under the direction of Drum Major Mike Edson.  Go to full article

Commentary: Memorial Day

Paul gives us something to remember: excerpts from Oliver Wendell Holmes great 1884 Memorial Day address: In Our Youth Our Hearts Were Touched With Fire.  Go to full article

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