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Boston Area’s Best Memorial Day Celebrations

Boston is giving residents and visitors plenty of ways to remember the fallen on Memorial Day, 2013.

CBS Boston–05/13/2013

The transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley is moved by a U.S. Marine carry team. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: National Security Shouldn’t Get Lost In This Campaign

Our economy is on a slow recovery – slower than anyone wants. But the lack of serious discussion about national security and the world we live in is troubling.

08/27/2012

Tom Roy's Purple Heart

Vietnam Vet Wins Battle, Gets Purple Heart

It took more than 40 years, but today Tom Roy finally holds his Purple Heart.

06/01/2012

Thousands of flags were placed in Boston Common for Memorial Day. (Photo Credit: Bernice Corpuz)

A Sea Of Red, White, And Blue At The Boston Common

Memorial Day flag planting tradition at the Boston Common to commemorate men and women in the service.

05/23/2012

Hanscom Air Field in Bedford. (File photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Mass. Gearing Up To Fight Federal Gov’t On Local Military Cuts

Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray is set to meet business leaders to discuss efforts to save the six Massachusetts military bases from federal plans to cut $487 billion from the defense budget over the next 10 years. The cuts caused Murray to sign an executive order in February creating the Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force charged with crafting a strong case to protect Massachusetts bases.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–05/12/2012

Cheetah robot designed by Boston Dynamics.

Waltham Lab Creates Fastest Legged Robot Ever

The cheetah-robot can run 18 miles per hour and has already broken the record for the fastest legged robot ever.

03/06/2012

Members of the New Hampshire National Guard.

“Thanks To Yanks” Puts On Free Magic Show To Benefit The Troops

A group from Milford called “Thanks to Yanks” is putting on a free magic show. They are hoping audience members bring an item to send to the troops overseas.

01/26/2012

Harvard University's campus (Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers)

Harvard Welcomes ROTC As Military Repeals ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Forty-one years after Harvard University banned the military’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program from campus, the school welcomed it back on Tuesday.

09/20/2011

Spc. Christopher Crosby was 23 when he died under mysterious circumstances in Alaska.

Military Unsure Why Wilmington Soldier Died In Alaska

Friends and family are remembering a Wilmington soldier who was killed under mysterious circumstances.

07/27/2011

Patrick Kennedy. (File photo by Cliff Owen-Pool/Getty Images)

Patrick Kennedy’s New Mission To Unite Neuroscientists In “Inner Space”

Former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy is trying to unite neuroscientists, government and advocacy groups to improve funding and research in brain science, in what he calls a “moonshot to inner space.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–05/14/2011

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