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Airport terminal comes to a standstill for returning remains of Col. Roy Knight | Connecting Vets

Colonel Roy Knight of Millsap, Texas was killed during the Vietnam War, May 1967. This week, he came home to Texas -- and brought an entire airport terminal to a standstill. "I'm at the airport in Dallas, waiting for my flight home to DC from El Paso, and something incredible is happening," tweeted...
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Here's 5 things you may not know about the Korean War

On June 25, 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea - launching a conflict that technically is still on-going . As we mark the 69th anniversary of the start of the Forgotten War, here are five things you may not know about it: 1. Fighting. Together. Even though President Harry Truman desegregated the...
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Maverick and his need for speed are back

Maverick's back and he hasn't lost his need for speed. The trailer for "Top Gun: Maverick" dropped Thursday at Comic-Con in San Diego and here it is: Video of TOP GUN 2: Maverick Trailer (2020) Tom Cruise returns 33 years after the original "Top Gun" as Navy pilot Capt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell,...
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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin shares memories of his Apollo 11 moon landing, thoughts on Mars at 50th Anniversary gala

Moments after becoming one of the first people to ever walk on the moon, astronaut, fighter pilot and American legend Dr. Buzz Aldrin spoke these prophetic words to mission control, "We feel that this stands as a symbol of the insatiable curiosity of all mankind to explore the unknown." Now 50...
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Army astronaut to head to International Space Station July 20

Col. (Dr.) Andrew "Drew" Morgan was selected to be a NASA astronaut in 2013 when he was serving as an emergency physician in the Army. On July 20, he will launch for his first space flight to the International Space Station as a flight engineer for Expedition 60.
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Chick-fil-A manager changes tire for World War II veteran in need

Hearing the phrase "My Pleasure" can only mean one thing--Chick-fil-A. The nationwide fast-food chain is known for its efficient service and extremely kind staff, so it's no surprise a store manager took time out of his day to help a veteran in need. The customer known as "Mr. Lee" by employees was...
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History, respect and undies: Things we should know about our flag

Stars and Stripes, The Star Spangled Banner and Old Glory- today we celebrate it. In honor of the flag that's survived combat, inspired songs, created national debates around the president and the NFL and even been planted in outer space, we bring you some facts all Americans should know about our...
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Independence Day was actually July 2nd. Really.

So, everything you think you know about Independence Day - July 4th - is probably wrong. And it starts with: we didn't declare independence from England on July 4th. It was actually July 2nd. Here's how it went down, according to ConstitutionFacts.com : July 2, 1776: The Pennsylvania Evening Post...
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Fallen Heroes Memorial transforms dog tags of the fallen into a traveling American flag

A 28-foot wide American flag that is comprised entirely of the dog tags of fallen service members is traveling the country to "raise awareness of the sacrifice paid by our nation's heroes." According to Veterans & Athletes United, the group behind the Fallen Heroes Memorial, it symbolizes the...
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Civil War epic 'Glory' back on the big screen 30 years after its debut

"Glory" is making a return to theaters around the nation next month, three decades after the Academy Award-winning motion picture was released. The Civil War epic stars Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Matthew Broderick, Andre Braugher and Cary Elwes and was originally released in July 1989. The...
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