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Veterans salute the graves of fallen soldiers during a wreath-laying ceremony at Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Bridesburg. (Credit: Michelle Durham)

One Of Philadelphia’s Oldest Memorial Day Parades Marches Through Bridesburg

The parade traditionally begins with a wreath laying ceremony at Holy Redeemer Cemetary. But, organizers say last year they came close to not holding the event due to lack of funds, but the community held fundraising drives.

05/28/2012

Members of the Warrior's Watch Riders honor Army Master Sergeant Kenneth Elwell, who died in Afghanistan. (Credit: Brad Segall)

Service Honors Fallen Soldier From Bucks County

In Bucks County, an annual Memorial Day service in Northampton Township remembered a fallen hero who lost his life less than a year ago.

05/28/2012

(US Army soldiers await departure for their deployment to Afghanistan .  Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Rutgers Helps Army Combat High Soldier Suicide Rate

The Army has been confronting an alarming increase in the number of suicides among soldiers and it’s seeking help from an unusual source: the Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository.

05/28/2012

(Joseph Hagan III of Hagan Stone Cutting Memorial Lettering adds the name of a soldier from the five-county Philadelphia area who died in Afghanistan.   Credit: John McDevitt)

Names Of Fallen Soldiers Set In Stone At Korean War Memorial

Preparations have been underway all over the region leading up to Memorial Day events. One man’s family business has been helping others honor those who have passed away for 140 years.

05/28/2012

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Online School And Financial Institution Join Forces To Help Vets

An online school has teamed up with a local financial institution to help 150 veterans get back to school and work after serving in the military.

05/06/2012

Stigall Show Log 5.2.12

Chris discusses the Occupiers attempts to protest school closings an the private talk thats said to happen between Romney and Santorum on Friday. Pennsylvania Voter Id Law is being fought by older women and Chris speaks with Philly Mag Editor Tom McGrath on his article on the Philadelphians one percent.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–05/02/2012

(Credit: Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio)

Philadelphia Agency Provides U.S. Troops Overseas With Holiday Meals

Thousands of U.S. troops are away from home this holiday weekend, but that doesn’t mean they’re missing out on the traditional holiday meals.

04/07/2012

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales (credit: CBS News)

New Details Emerge About Soldier Accused Of Killing Civilians In Afghanistan

As new details emerge about the soldier accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan, there is talk that he may have been dealing with a combination of stress, alcohol and domestic issues.

03/16/2012

Stigall Show Log 3.12.12

Chris reviews all the political doings of the weekend and previews this week’s primaries with Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein. He also discusses the premeire of the HBO film, Game Change, and the argument between New Jersey Governor Chris Chris and a law student who opposes the merger between Rutgers-Camden and Rowan.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–03/12/2012

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Drexel Hill Students ‘Skype’ With Marines In Afghanistan

Some elementary school kids in Delaware County got a glimpse of what it’s like to be a Marine in Afghanistan Thursday.

02/02/2012

(credit: Michelle Durham)

Students In Drexel Hill ‘Skype’ With Soldiers Serving In Afghanistan

Students at St. Andrews School in Drexel Hill wanted to deliver a special Christmas message Wednesday to troops serving in Afghanistan, and as KYW Newsradio’s Michelle Durham reports, their presentation was unique and memorable.

12/21/2011

(Photo from Wilmington PD)

Soldier’s Arrest In Wilmington Murder Heightens Awareness For Troubled Vets

The murder of a Wilmington woman allegedly committed this week by a decorated Afghanistan war veteran is raising awareness about the need for families who see signs of trouble in returning loved ones to get them help.

12/21/2011

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Pennsylvania Army National Guard Soldiers Return Home From Afghanistan

Family and friends waited one year to show their signs, their love and their appreciation for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, 131st Transportation Company.

12/03/2011

(Vice President Biden addresses a crowd in front of the Delaware County Courthouse.  Credit:  David Madden)

VP Biden Visits Media, Pa., For Veterans’ Day Ceremonies

Some 300 listened as Biden hailed those who served their country, particularly the two-million-plus young people who stepped up after America was attacked a decade ago.

11/11/2011

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Local Businesses Asked To Participate In Fundraiser To Support Marines Abroad

“And the money will all go towards our Merry Christmas mission where we send Christmas and Hanukkah to our Marines in Afghanistan. That’s a huge $500,000 mission,” organizer Patty Lewis said.

10/27/2011

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