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Memorial Day observances scheduled for Friday

May 27, 2008

The Joint Veterans Council of Washington County will conduct a Memorial Day remembrance ceremony at 9 a.m. at Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park in Halfway. The featured speaker will be Maryland's Secretary of Veterans Affairs James A. Adkins.




The Funkstown War Memorial will be rededicated in a ceremony at 3 p.m. The memorial, at the east end of town at Edgewood Drive and Alternate U.S. 40., commemorates the sacrifices veterans have made fighting for freedom.




The town of Smithsburg will host a Memorial Day ceremony at 6 p.m. in Veterans Park on West Water Street. The featured speaker will be Paul Summers, a Korean War veteran from Waynesboro, Pa. Other Korean War veterans will be recognized, the color guard from Hagerstown AMVETS Post 10 will participate and music will be provided by the Smithsburg High School band. A canopy and chairs will be provided.

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