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Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who died in service to their country. The holiday was officially proclaimed in 1868 to honor Union and Confederate soldiers and was expanded after World War I to honor those who died in all wars. Today, Memorial Day honors over one million men and women who have died in military service since the Civil War. 

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Many can name exactly where they were when President Kennedy was assassinated. I wonder if the same can be said for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose life ended with a bullet on a motel balcony in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968. I was 17, living in Louisville, Ky., which erupted into violent demonstrations.

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Every year, over half a million military service members and veterans enroll in undergraduate institutions. Only about half leave with a certificate or degree.

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AUBURN — Wallace E. 'Skip' Slayton Jr., 67, of Hardenburg Ave., Auburn, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, Aug. 25, 2017, in the com…

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AUBURN — Christopher C. Spagnola, 98, of Auburn passed away peacefully late Tuesday evening, May 23, 2017 in Little Falls Hospital, with his l…

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DALLAS — Military service changed the Dallas gunman from an extrovert into a hermit, his parents said in an interview excerpt published Monday.

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