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.
In Bucks County, an annual Memorial Day service in Northampton Township remembered a fallen hero who lost his life less than a year ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some elementary school kids in Delaware County got a glimpse of what it’s like to be a Marine in Afghanistan Thursday.
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.
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.
Family and friends waited one year to show their signs, their love and their appreciation for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, 131st Transportation Company.
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.
“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.