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EDUCATION
October 17, 2011
Heritage Academy students gathered in the rain while junior Zach Muller led the group in prayer during the annual “See You at the Pole” event Sept. 28 at the Hagerstown school on Walnut Point West. See You at the Pole (SYATP) is an annual gathering of Christian students at a flagpole in front of their local school for prayer, scripture-reading and hymn-singing, during the early morning before school starts. It is held the fourth Wednesday of September.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | September 7, 2011
Kaplan University in Hagerstown now has something that school President W. Christopher Motz said was conspicuously absent 10 years ago - a flagpole with the Stars and Stripes flying. The campus Wednesday held a ceremony that acknowledged the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and remembered victims and heroes of that day, including first responders. The flagpole was dedicated in memory of Lance Cpl. Steven Szwydek of Fulton County, Pa., a U.S. Marine killed while serving in Iraq in 2005.
NEWS
September 26, 2010
HANCOCK - The Woodmen of the World, Lodge 1, Hagerstown, recently donated the flagpole at Hancock Rescue Squad, 6 E. Main St. in Hancock. A ceremony to dedicate the flagpole, "in honor and remembrance of the heroes and victims in the fight against terrorism and to celebrate the enduring spirit of all Americans" was held at the Rescue Squad on Sept. 11. Installation construction of the flagpole was done by Pelton Construction and Hancock Rescue Squad Chief Stephen Barnhart.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 28, 2011
(Editor's note: This story was edited at 5 p.m. May 31 to correct information about the number of Medal of Honor recipients in Washington County.)   His supply train surrounded by Indians, Capt. John S. Loud circled the wagons and looked for someone to get an urgent message to his commanding officer. Two Indian scouts refused to carry the message through the gauntlet, but Cpl. William Othello Wilson stepped forward and volunteered. With a volley of rifle fire from his fellow cavalrymen, Wilson took off on horseback with the Sioux in pursuit.
NEWS
November 22, 2008
SHARPSBURG - Antietam National Cemetery will be closed temporarily while a flagpole near the cemetery entrance is replaced, according to a press release from Antietam National Battlefield Superintendent John W. Howard. The closure will begin Monday, and the cemetery will reopen as soon as the 85-foot flagpole is installed, Howard said. The existing flagpole was damaged during a storm on June 4. For information, call the battlefield at 301-432-7648 or 301-432-5124.
NEWS
January 29, 2009
DETROIT (AP) -- Veterans from Michigan and Indiana are among those traveling to West Virginia to erect a 25-foot flagpole at the home of the last known living American-born veteran of World War I. The Detroit Free Press reports the group heading to 107-year-old Frank W. Buckles' Charles Town, W.Va. home with the nonprofit Lest We Forget is being joined by Bob Heft of Saginaw, the designer of the 50-star American flag. They plan to erect the flagpole Friday. It's scheduled to be dedicated Saturday with a flag-raising ceremony as a gift for Buckles, whose birthday is Sunday.
NEWS
By CLYDE FORD | February 10, 1998
W.Va. planners want to put a hold on phone towers CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Planning Commission on Tuesday voted 5-4 to recommend a moratorium on cellular phone towers until July 1 to give planners time to draft an ordinance regulating the structures. The moratorium recommendation will go to the Jefferson County Commissioners for approval. The commissioners meet today. The moratorium issue was raised after U.S. Cellular received approval from the Planning Commission on Dec. 9 to build a 260-foot-high tower next to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in the middle of a Civil War battlefield.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | September 22, 2005
HAGERSTOWN karenh@herald-mail.com Among the books she normally carries from class to class at South Hagerstown High School, Keisha Patterson's thoughts Wednesday revolved around the words in just one: her Bible. Patterson held open a black nylon binder as she studied her Bible, quoting verses as she led a group of students and staff in a group prayer before school. Students at the annual See You at the Pole event said they were praying for flood victims, grandparents, soldiers and each other.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | September 11, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- An Iraqi War veteran assisted in raising the American flag Friday during a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony at the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue. William Worthington Jr. attended Friday's ceremony "to remember the ones that have fallen and the ones who still give their lives and time to protect this country," he said. Worthington served two years in the Marine Corps, and served in Iraq in 2005, he said.
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NEWS
May 26, 2013
A tall white tower recently popped up at Fairgrounds Park in Hagerstown. What is it for? Scott Nicewarner, the city's director of technology and support services, said in an email that the structure is a flagpole-style cellular tower being built by Shenandoah Personal Communications Co., also known as Shentel. “It is being done to expand the capacity of the tower, as well as to clean up and better secure the area around the tower,” he said. Two smaller metal towers are situated next to the new tower, but they are being used temporarily to maintain cell signals while the main tower is completed, Nicewarner said.
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NEWS
June 16, 2012
Dylan Eyler, the son of David and Shanda (Harty) Eyler of Cascade, was awarded his Eagle Scout Medal and Badge during an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held at St. John's United Church of Christ in Sabillasville, Md. Eagle Scout John Hasty, the master of ceremonies, welcomed a large audience. Troop 18 Scoutmaster Jim Pfeffer and Troop 18 Boy Scouts presented the American flag and the Troop 18 Boy Scout flag, before leading the “Pledge of Allegiance.” Pastor William Hammann of Hawley Memorial Presbyterian Church of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., gave the invocation.
EDUCATION
October 17, 2011
Heritage Academy students gathered in the rain while junior Zach Muller led the group in prayer during the annual “See You at the Pole” event Sept. 28 at the Hagerstown school on Walnut Point West. See You at the Pole (SYATP) is an annual gathering of Christian students at a flagpole in front of their local school for prayer, scripture-reading and hymn-singing, during the early morning before school starts. It is held the fourth Wednesday of September.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | September 7, 2011
Kaplan University in Hagerstown now has something that school President W. Christopher Motz said was conspicuously absent 10 years ago - a flagpole with the Stars and Stripes flying. The campus Wednesday held a ceremony that acknowledged the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and remembered victims and heroes of that day, including first responders. The flagpole was dedicated in memory of Lance Cpl. Steven Szwydek of Fulton County, Pa., a U.S. Marine killed while serving in Iraq in 2005.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 28, 2011
(Editor's note: This story was edited at 5 p.m. May 31 to correct information about the number of Medal of Honor recipients in Washington County.)   His supply train surrounded by Indians, Capt. John S. Loud circled the wagons and looked for someone to get an urgent message to his commanding officer. Two Indian scouts refused to carry the message through the gauntlet, but Cpl. William Othello Wilson stepped forward and volunteered. With a volley of rifle fire from his fellow cavalrymen, Wilson took off on horseback with the Sioux in pursuit.
NEWS
September 26, 2010
HANCOCK - The Woodmen of the World, Lodge 1, Hagerstown, recently donated the flagpole at Hancock Rescue Squad, 6 E. Main St. in Hancock. A ceremony to dedicate the flagpole, "in honor and remembrance of the heroes and victims in the fight against terrorism and to celebrate the enduring spirit of all Americans" was held at the Rescue Squad on Sept. 11. Installation construction of the flagpole was done by Pelton Construction and Hancock Rescue Squad Chief Stephen Barnhart.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | September 11, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- An Iraqi War veteran assisted in raising the American flag Friday during a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony at the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue. William Worthington Jr. attended Friday's ceremony "to remember the ones that have fallen and the ones who still give their lives and time to protect this country," he said. Worthington served two years in the Marine Corps, and served in Iraq in 2005, he said.
NEWS
April 19, 2009
As of March 12, the Maryland flag has been proudly flying at the two Maryland Veterans Memorial Highway markers on Interstate 81. One flag is flying near Showalter Road, the other near Williamsport. The flagpoles were installed by members of the local Disabled American Veterans, Ralph S. Tagg Jr. Chapter 14. Adjutant Ernie Unger and DAV member Bernie Bargiel recently raised the flags. The flags were donated by state and local politicians, Bargiel said. Monthly meetings are held at the American Legion Post 211 in Funkstown the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, call Unger at 301-842-2562.
NEWS
January 29, 2009
DETROIT (AP) -- Veterans from Michigan and Indiana are among those traveling to West Virginia to erect a 25-foot flagpole at the home of the last known living American-born veteran of World War I. The Detroit Free Press reports the group heading to 107-year-old Frank W. Buckles' Charles Town, W.Va. home with the nonprofit Lest We Forget is being joined by Bob Heft of Saginaw, the designer of the 50-star American flag. They plan to erect the flagpole Friday. It's scheduled to be dedicated Saturday with a flag-raising ceremony as a gift for Buckles, whose birthday is Sunday.
NEWS
November 22, 2008
SHARPSBURG - Antietam National Cemetery will be closed temporarily while a flagpole near the cemetery entrance is replaced, according to a press release from Antietam National Battlefield Superintendent John W. Howard. The closure will begin Monday, and the cemetery will reopen as soon as the 85-foot flagpole is installed, Howard said. The existing flagpole was damaged during a storm on June 4. For information, call the battlefield at 301-432-7648 or 301-432-5124.
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