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The Ion development agreement, and a veteran helps resettle Afghan refugees (Nov. 11, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Houston City Council approves an agreement with the Ion developers, and an Afghanistan veteran shares how working to resettle refugees from that country helped him process his experiences from the war.

Three New York Army National Guard Soldiers posed for figures that inhabit this exhibit of a Higgins Boat landing craft loading up for the landings in Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944, at the National Museum of the United States Army. Major Kevin Vilardo, served as the model for the photographer in the stern, while 1st Lt. Sam Gerdt modeled the Soldier waiting at the side of the boat. Sgt. 1st Class Nick Archibald served as the model for one of the Soldiers climbing down the cargo net. The museum opens to the public on Nov. 11, 2020.

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How Do You Thank A Veteran For Their Service? Veterans Weigh In On The Weight They Carry

Posted on · After 245 years, the United States Army finally gets a national museum, a historian gives contexts to modern songs and how storytelling keeps their history alive, and veterans find their work isn't done after leaving the service.

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Encounter with D-Day Survivor Changes Houston Vet’s View on Thanking Someone for Their Service

Posted on · Today is Veterans Day. So we thought we’d bring you this story about a Houston veteran and his encounter with another veteran. When Houston comedian Ty Mahany was in the military, he had an encounter with a survivor of the D-Day invasion. Like many of us would, he shook the veteran’s hand and thanked him […]

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