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Riverside County is moving toward designating reserved parking spots at county office buildings and facilities for military active duty or veterans who've recieved Purple Heart medals for their service.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Screenshot from KTLA 5 TV, Los Angeles

Earlier this morning (Friday), scores of volunteers spread out across the more than 900-acre grounds of the Riverside National Cemetery to make sure that each of the more than 200,000 graves has a miniature American flag planted next to it in time for Veterans Day ceremonies at the cemetery on Saturday.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Ken Burns and Lynn Novic have produced "The Vietnam War," an 18-hour television documentary airing tonight at 8pm on KVCR-TV.  In conjunction with the TV series, KVCR's Lillian Vasquez has produced a series for 91.9 KVCR called "The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War," in which she talks with veterans from our Inland Empire region.


Thousands of Navy sailors and Marines will return to San Diego today (Monday) after a 7-month deployment overseas.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


The U.S. Air Force has decided not to consider March Air Reserve Base in Moreno Valley as a finalist to host a new military air tanker program.  KVCR's Ken Vincent report the Air Force snub of March does not sit well with one Inland Empire Member of Congress.