To all of the veterans whose sacrifices preserved the way of life Americans now enjoy, and those who work to make certain that, in our comfort, we don't forget their great gift to us.
To Joshua Neumann, a Smithsburg Middle School student whose inventive speech on the Bill of Rights won the Modern Woodmen of America oratory contest. He says he's wanted to be president since the second grade.
To the U.S. Congress, for its professed concern about air quality at the same time it allows Amtrak, a passenger rail service that carries 20 million people a year, to drift toward bankruptcy.
To former Washington County Circuit Judge John Corderman, who apparently lost his job as attorney general of the island nation of Palau for the right reasons - trying to end corruption and drug production.