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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Jets will head North to Buffalo for a divisional game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, and prior to the game more than 150 New York Army National Guard soldiers will be honored by players, coaches, fans and politicians.
National Guard Soldiers will unfurl a giant American flag across the field during the opening ceremony when the Bills host the Jets on Sunday. The soldiers will reaffirm their oath during a halftime ceremony.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo notes that guard members have served not only in Afghanistan and Iraq, but they have also aided New Yorkers in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and flooding in the Mohawk Valley.
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some very important training took place in Midtown for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
About 200 people attended Macy’s Clown University Saturday taught by the stars of the Big Apple Circus.
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The goal of the course is to teach the hundreds of new volunteers how to interact with the crowd and get people laughing during the parade.
“You have to be super enthusiastic, really happy and smiley,” one new clown said.
And while it may sound like all fun and games, Amy Kule, executive producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, says it’s serious business.
“The clown group is really the heart and soul of the Macy’s parade,” she said.
Before beginning training for one of the 300 coveted spots as a new…
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