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Coming up on News 7,

The nation pays tribute to its World War Two Veterans. We'll have two live reports.
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And for the the veterans who couldn't make it Washington, remembrance and tributes in home towns like Blacksburg.
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In sports, a chat with Jeff Gordona and teammate Brian Vickers about a special anniversary,
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and the ACC offers fans a great deal for tonight's tournament baseball championship.
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What a great way to start the holiday weekend. Unfortunately, it will be short lived. Changes are on the way for the rest of the weekend. The full forecast is coming up. [Open]
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((WE HAVE RAISED THIS MEMORIAL TO COMMEMORATE THE SERVICE AND SACRIFICE OF AN ENTIRE GENERATION.))
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America unveils its permanent remembrance to all who served in Word War Two.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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It's been eleven years in the making, and today thousands gathered at the Mall in Washington for the dedication of the World War Two Memorial.
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It honors the 16-million Americans who served in World War Two, including the 400-thousand who lost their lives. President Bush spoke at today's ceremony, calling the memorial "a fitting tribute."
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Former President Bill Clinton authorized the establishment of a World War Two Memorial in 1993. He and former President Bush were among the many dignitaries in today's crowd.
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But the real dignitaries of the day are the veterans who served their country through some of its most challenging and trying years ever.
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Justin McLeod and Keith Humphry are both at the Memorial tonight, and we begin with Justin.
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Of course, many World War Two veterans could not make it to Washington.
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And many are being honored in their home towns this weekend. Still ahead, we'll visit one such ceremony -- in Blacksburg.
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[MINI-OPEN] While thousands of World War Two veterans attended today's memorial dedication in Washington, many more could not. So many communities are holding their own celebrations
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and Jennifer Wishon attended one of them. Myranda, the Town of Blacksburg wasn't about to let local veterans go unnoticed.
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Instead several hundred gathered for an intimate ceremony at a LOCAL WWII Memorial today to remember a group of men and women responsible for preserving freedom.
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At a humble memorial on the outskirts of Blacksburg's Warm Hearth Village, several hundred people gathered under the shade of a forest to celebrate a generation.
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Now in their 80's many veterans were forced to stay home during the dedication of the National WWII Memorial.
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But the Blacksburg American Legion wasn't about to let Harold Wall and other area veterans go without recognition.
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Instead, nearly a hundred veterans were recognized for their service and bravery. A tribute past due for a group of men and women responsible for changing the world. But for many the praise comes too late.
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Gone, but not forgotten. ((NAT SOUND OF TAPS WITH SHOT OF THE MEMORIAL.))
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In about a week WWII veterans will turn their attention to the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. The City of Bedford and the National D-Day Memorial are teaming for a series of events called "Freedom Week."
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For a complete list of those events log onto our website at WDBJ7.com and click on "Websites in the News."
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So Myranda, many opportunities for area residents to pay tribute to our veterans.

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The "Jammin J-J-S" morning team gets the heave-ho. We have details coming up.
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And one of pro football's best players comes to Chatham, for his little brother's graduation.
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NFL linebacker Ray Lewis received his college degree two weeks ago, and today in Southwest Virginia, Lewis watched as his little brother followed in his footsteps.
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Lewis's brother Keion Lattimore graduated this afternoon from the Hargrave Military Academy.
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Seven seasons after being drafted to the NFL, Lewis received a management studies degree from the University of Maryland--University College. Keion will be attending the University of Maryland in the fall to play football on a full scholarship.
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The ACC offers a fans a big offer a few hours away from the baseball championship game, Robby Gordon talks about pulling double duty at Indy and at Lowes,
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and Travis Wells chats with Jeff Gordon about a special anniversary
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The Coca Cola 600 and the Indy 500 are tomorrow and Cingular Wireless driver Robby Gordon will attempt to run in both races and he says its all about will power.
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The other Gordon qualified third for tomorrow's race and says finishing strong is the key.
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Jeff Gordon and teammate Brian Vickers have an intersting connection at Lowes Motor Speedway. Travis Wells explains.
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((May 29th, 1994 is a day that Jeff Gordon will never forget. Gordon picked up his very first points win ten years ago this weekend, the first of 66 career victories, including three in the Coca-Cola 600. The 4 time Cup series champ is still the youngest driver to win the 600 at the tender age of 22.
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Vickers starts 5th and Gordon 3rd in Sunday's race. In Concord, North Carolina, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

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The ACC baseball tournament championship will match Georgia Tech against either Florida State or UNC tonight at eight.
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The ACC has decided to offer folks a great deal. You can buy four tickets to tonight's eight PM championship for only four dollars! But you have to buy four tickets.
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Florida State was leading UNC 7-4 in the eighth inning.

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The Berglund Auto World Festival Soccer Tournament began today and runs through tomorrow.
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92 teams will compete in 300 games at 11 fields at Green Hill Park and the competition is outstanding.
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Finally, when listeners tune in to W-J-J-S next week, they won't hear the sounds of three familiar voices.
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After the "David Lee and Melissa Showgram" signed off the air Friday, D-J's David Lee Michaels, Melissa Morgan and the Reverend Bonezini were told they'd just hosted their last show. The trio says the show's ratings were steady and aren't sure what prompted the news - they were simply told the station was making some changes and they were no longer needed. They say the hardest part was not being able to say "good- bye" and "thank- you" to their listeners.
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As radio personalities, David Lee, Melissa and Bonezini have been able to share a lot with the community over the years.
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Coming up on News 7 at Eleven, we'll hear more from the trio, including their most memorable moments in radio.


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American honors its greatest generation.
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Keith Humphry and Justin McLeod report from Washington tonight
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