Honoring Veterans

    In Dover, Delaware, the Air Mobility Command Museum houses over 30 aircraft from bombers to helicopters to presidential aircraft. But the truly remarkable part of the AMC museum are the over 100 volunteers, many of whom are veterans, that help keep history alive. People like Bill Lee, whose father served in WWII, works alongside a C-47, the plane that landed on Omaha Beach to save wounded soldiers only two days after his father arrived. Personal stories like these bring history to life for museum patrons.

    African Americans have served in every single American war yet recognition for their service is overwhelmingly absent. The National Association for Black Veterans, who assists Black veterans in receiving proper accolades and applying for benefits, turns 50 this year. Currently, NABVETS is working with Maryland Senator, Chris Van Hollen for a Congressional Medal of Honor for Waverly B. Woodson Jr., a Philadelphia native who fought in WWII and died in 2005.

    As people get back into their exercise routines many forget the most important part: recovery. Host Regina Mitchell takes you to three new popular spots in Philly that are helping people get rid of the pain and improve their workout routines.

    What do Kevin Hart, Will Smith and Questlove have in common? They all graduated from Philadelphia Public School! This year marks the first Philadelphia Alumni Homecoming celebration so pull out your old high school sweatshirt and see what’s in store from November 7th through 9th.

    Preparing for Thanksgiving can be a daunting task. This year, if you want to skip the traditional meal at home, Eater.com writer Sarah Maiellano has you covered with local restaurants open for the holiday.
    Philadelphia picks: Elwood, Jean-Georges Philadelphia, P. J. Clarke’s.

    Delaware pick: Harry’s Savoy Grill & Ballroom

    New Jersey pick: Denim BYOB

    If skipping Thanksgiving dinner seems a little drastic, instead try skipping the supermarket madness with grocery delivery. Host Shirley Min compares the quality of home delivered food to her own selection of items for the ultimate question: is home delivery worth the hype?

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