To Ron Stansbury, who headed up Washington County's tourism transition, for all his hard work, and for wisely knowing it was time to pass the leadership to someone else.
To the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites, and for all the volunteers and corporate sponsors making this weekend's activities commemmorating the 135th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam a reality.
To the Richard K. Mellon Foundation, and the Conservation Fund, for acquiring 11.6 acres near Antietam Battlefield, so that it could be preserved forever.
Thanks for an everlasting gift.
To CSX Corp., for estimating work to repair the Northern Avenue rail crossing in Hagerstown could close the road to traffic for up to two weeks. That's ridiculous; it wouldn't take two weeks to clear a full-blown train wreck.