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Hibiscus Show Pays Tribute to Acadiana Military

Do you know when to fertilize a potted hibiscus? Do you know how much to water it? Whether you have a green thumb or not, the Acadiana Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society invites everyone to their annual show and sale on May 20, 2012 at the Cathedral Carmel School Gym. They also encourage all military personnel (active or inactive) to come to the show with their military ID and receive a free plant as a way to say thank you for their service.

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Surprise Military Homecomings [VIDEO]

After a wonderful day with Mom, I thought I'd share this video of surprise military homecomings.  Let's remember the men and women who couldn't be with their Mothers today and children who were without Mommy or Daddy.

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Ceremony Honored New Recruits In Lafayette

The Inaugural High School Senior Enlistee Recognition Ceremony to honor military recruits was held Saturday at the Petroleum Club, sponsored by the Our Community Salutes organization of Acadiana.

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Former Navy SEAL Honors Fallen Comrade With Touching Gesture

In one of the most poignant ways of honoring a fallen comrade we’ve ever seen, former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell recently went to a Newtown, CT, pub and offered to pay the owner enough money to buy a random person a pint of Guinness every hour for the entire day.

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Governor Chris Christie Orders Flags To Half Staff For Whitney Houston’s Funeral

This one seems to be, in my head, cut-and-dry:  Lowering the flags for non-military and non-heads-of-state is in poor taste, verging on insulting.

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Buy a Member of the U.S. Military a Cup of Coffee with Cup of Joe for a Joe

If you watch  'Army Wives,' premiering March 4 on Lifetime,  you've seen the wives having coffee in a Green Beans Coffee House. The company has a program called Cup Of Joe For A Joe which lets you say thanks to our Troops through the simple act of buying a cup of freshly brewed coffee, writing a personal letter of encouragement to go with it and having both delivered into the hands of a Soldier, Sailo

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Adorable Shreveport Airman Invites Tim Tebow to Military Ball [VIDEO]

Adorable Airman Jamie Walden, stationed at Barksdale AFB in Shreveport, Louisiana, has invited Denver Broncos Quarterback Tim Tebow to be her date to her first Military Ball.

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Video Compilation Of Soldiers’ Surprise Homecoming

Welcome Home Blog has some of the best "Welcome Home" videos on the web. I didn't make it all the way through this video without getting emotional. Please, at some point during your 'time off' for these holidays, take a moment to think about what our military personnel are going through, and what hardships their families endure during their absence.

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Send A Christmas Greeting to Our Troops

KTDY and the American Red Cross encourage families in Acadiana to share their gratitude to our veterans and active-duty members of the Armed Forces. Here's how:

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Mila Kunis Stands by Her Date at the Marine Corps Ball [PICTURE]

Her pal and ‘Friends with Benefits’ co-star Justin Timberlake already fulfilled his promise to attend a Marine Ball — and this weekend, it was Mila Kunis’ turn.

While stationed in Afghanistan this summer, Marine Sgt. Scott Moore sparked the “ask a celeb out via YouTube” craze when he requested the pleasure of the beauty’s company at his upcoming fete. She accepted, so on Friday night he escorted her to the Marine Corps Ball in Greenville, NC, an event celebrating 236 years of military history.

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Dogs Welcome Home Soldiers In Heartwarming Montage [VIDEO]

Is there anything more adorable than a dog greeting its owner? How about a dog greeting its owner after they return home from military deployment? We dare you to watch this supercut of lovable pooches welcoming their owners home from military service and not get choked up.

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Justin Timberlake Has ‘Moving’ Experience at Marine Corps Ball [VIDEO]

In July, actor/singer Justin Timberlake accepted a YouTube invitation to attend a Marine Corps Ball with Cpl. Kelsey De Santis. Timberlake made good on his promise this past Saturday. But did he “bring sexy back” as well?

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