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Good Morning, I'm Marya Jones - It's going to be a great day for a barbecue - with partly sunny skies and warm temperatures. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have all of your forecast details in just a couple of minutes.



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Memorial Day is a day Americans salute soldiers who gave their lives serving their country.
Among the ceremonies in our region today, the Roanoke Valley Veterans Council holds a service at Lee Plaza, at 10-30 this morning.
Other observances this weekend include one on wheels in the nation's capital.
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Local residents were taking part in the 14th annual Rolling Thunder demonstration to honor America's veterans this Memorial Day weekend. Yesterday-- more than a hundred people from Roanoke and the New River Valley left for Washington D-C to take part in the event.
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((JEFF WALKE/ROLLING THUNDER RIDER: WE FOCUS MAINLY ON SUPPORTING OUR VETERANS AND SHOWING OUR PATRIOTISM ACROSS THE COUNTRY. WE HAVE SOME VIETNAM VETERANS WHO'VE BEEN WITH US YEAR AFTER YEAR AND SO WE GO TO SHOW THEM THAT WE CARE.))
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The event started in the 1980's as a call to remember prisoners of war and those missing in action during the Vietnam War, and to advocate improved health care for Vets.
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It's the unofficial start of summer - and many people are heading to the water. But if you had thoughts of a relaxing ride down the James River today, you are urged be careful.
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The Buchanan Rescue Squad is calling the river dangerous. That's because the James River is swollen from recent rains and the water is moving quickly. Nine people were rescued from the James Saturday when their canoes capsized.
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((LT. CHARLIE PROVOST/BUCHANAN RESCUE SQUAD: IT'S PROBABLY 6 TO 8 FEET HIGHER THEN NORMAL AND JUST BECAUSE THE WATER IS MOVING SO FAST IT'S DANGEROUS TO BE IN.))
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Normally the James River is between three and four feet deep and the water moves slowly.
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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones - A rainy start to your Memorial Day - but later, expect partly sunny skies and warm temperatures. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up.





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Today is Memorial Day - A day to remember all veterans who gave their lives fighting for their country and cause. Yesterday- a group of Native Americans in Salem held a traditional Pow Wow to remember soldiers. Kate Weidaw has the story.
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((GARLAND HUMBLE BEAR: WE LOST A LOT OF GOOD FRIENDS THERE AND WE LEFT MANY BEHIND THAT'S WHY WE DANCE TODAY. WE DANCE IN HONOR OF THE SPIRIT OF ALL THE BROTHERS THAT FELL THERE.))
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Vietnam veteran Garland Humble Bear says a pow wow is an opportunity for Native Americans to remember all veterans who gave their lives in battle.

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((GARLAND HUMBLE BEAR: IT BRINGS BACK SOME SAD MEMORIES BUT ALSO SOME GOOD ONES TO KNOW THEIR BODIES JUST LAID DOWN THEY DIDN'T KILL THE CONSCIOUS OF MY FRIEND.))
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During the ceremony both men and women who have lost someone performed a memorial dance in their honor.
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Hugs and hand shakes symbolize the homecoming of soldiers after the war.
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As Vietnam veteran Randy Riley looks at the flags that fly during the ceremony he says the prisoner of war flag reminds him of the battle Native Americans still fight today.

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((RANDY RILEY: WE GO TO OTHER COUNTRIES TO FIGHT FOR FREEDOM BUT FOR A LOT OF NATIVE PEOPLE WE DON'T HAVE FREEDOM HERE.))
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For those who gave their lives a wreath was laid in their honor.
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And while countless lives have been lost to war, Humble Bear says the drum will keep the heartbeat of the earth going on. Kate Weidaw News7 Salem.))
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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... A rainy morning... but Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner is calling for some sun and warm temperatures later on. He'll have your complete forecast coming up.





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The identitiy of a man found dead at a construction site in Blacksburg has not been released -

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The man was found Saturday afternoon in an apartment building under construction on North Main Street. Sources say the body had been there for a couple of days. Police are treating the death as suspicious.
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Bedford will be remembering several lost soldiers today.
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The community is paying tribute to five military airmen who died in a crash on Sharp Top Mountain 58 years ago. The men were on a nighttime training mission from South Carolina when their B-25 Bomber crashed in Bedford County. About two years ago, a group of Bedford residents began gathering information and money for a two-and-a-half foot bronze monument.
It will be placed at the remote crash site today. A similar monument will be erected somewhere in Bedford where everyone can see it without making the hike to the crash site.
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We will have more on the memorial service tonight on News 7 at 6.

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Some Virginia colleges and universities are feeling the effects of the Wall Street roller coaster ride.\
For the first time in nearly a decade, many schools are reporting sharp declines. But most schools say they have diversified their portfolios and can ride-out short-term dips in the market.
Virginia Tech saw its 368 MILLION dollar portfolio shrink by almost 30 MILLION dollars before the stock market rebounded. Tech's loss is still close to 20 MILLION.