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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | May 30, 2011
In the late 1860s, people began flying flags at half-staff and decorating their towns to remember soldiers who died in the Civil War. Today, thousands of people place flags on the gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery each Memorial Day to honor fallen soldiers. Communities around the country held ceremonies Monday in commemoration of fallen servicemen and women, including one in Greencastle's Cedar Hill Cemetery. Preceded by the Memorial Day parade sponsored by American Legion Post 373 and VFW Post 6319, more than 50 people came together to recognize the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | October 24, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - They were preparing to watch what has been said to be a very graphic war film. Those sitting in the theater Monday were familiar with the battle depicted in "Flags of Our Fathers. " A few are World War II veterans, and one fought in The Battle of Iwo Jima. But most of those interviewed at the special screening of the film at Hagerstown 10 Cineplex theater said they weren't there to see another war film. They've seen them all. And they weren't there for the memories.
NEWS
November 25, 2012
Students in Susan Spurlock's sixth-grade social studies class at Charles Town Middle School participated in a project-based learning assignment titled “To Burn or Not to Burn.” The students analyzed the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance, examined key words and rewrote the pledge in their own words. The students then collaboratively identified the symbolism within “Old Glory” and designed their own flags. After analyzing and discussing the First Amendment rights and polling community members on the question, “Do you believe there should be a First Amendment that makes it legal to burn the flag in protest?
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By ASHLEY HARTMAN | July 5, 2007
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Before 2002, Greencastle-Antrim had not had a Fourth of July community celebration since the mid-1910s, according to Bonnie Shockey, who helped restart the tradition six years ago. "After Sept. 11, 2001, I wondered why Greencastle-Antrim didn't have a July 4 event," Shockey said. Six weeks before July 4, 2002, Shockey got in touch with Greencastle's former mayor, the late Red Pensinger, as well as Dana Given and Jean Oliver, and the four made contacts with singers, Cub Scouts, the American Legion and other organizations to participate in that year's celebration.
NEWS
February 1, 2001
Burkett always wanted to be a police man By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg see also: W.Va. deputy dies in head-on crash in Pa. MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley County Sheriff's Deputy John Lewis Burkett was a young man who loved his job, according to his family and friends. continued Being a law enforcement officer "was his thing in life," said his father, John Burkett, Jr. "He bided his time until he got it. " Burkett, 28, was commissioned a police officer Jan. 18, 2000, after taking classes at the state police academy required of all officers.
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April 19, 2002
"I called the other day about a lost bird in the South Cannon Avenue area. I would like to thank everyone who helped look for her since I placed the ad. There is no need to look for her anymore. We found her at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. She is very tired but home safe and sound. " "If anyone knows of a trauma, such as an automobile accident, causing diabetes, high blood pressure and so forth, leave your number in Mail Call. I would greatly appreciate this. " "Boy, you sure know what side the paper is on. Page 3 of the Morning Herald on Wednesday had three Republicans' pictures big as life.
NEWS
October 26, 2006
Maryland Hagerstown 10 Cineplex Leitersburg Pike 301-797-6454 Barnyard: The Original Party Animals - Fri. - 6:10 p.m.; Sat. - 11:50 a.m., 1:50, 3:50 p.m.; Sun. - 1:30, 3:30 p.m. The Departed - Fri. - 6:05, 9:05 p.m.; Sat. - 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 p.m.; Sun. - 1:45, 4:45, 7:45 p.m. Flags of Our Fathers - Fri. - 6, 8:40 p.m.; Sat. - noon, 2:40, 5:20, 8 p.m.; Sun. - 1:35, 4:15, 6:55 p.m. Flicka ...
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by HARRY NOGLE | April 19, 2006
Kline to sing with barbershop chorus Tracy Kline of Sharpsburg will sing with the Mason Dixon Barbershop Chorus as part of a combined benefit show with North Hagerstown High's Concert Choir on Saturday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at North Hagerstown High. The show will feature the North High Concert Choir, local barbershop quartets Nice n' Easy, Carousel, and the Prospective Freedom Valley Sweet Adeline Chorus from Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets are available from North High Concert Choir and Barbershop Chorus members, as well as at the door.
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By ANNE WEATHERHOLT | March 9, 2006
Indoor Guard mixes dance, military drills Part sport, part art, part military drill - Indoor Guard combines dance movements and the use of implements usually associated with soldiers such as swords, flags and guns. These "guns," however, are made entirely of wood and use no ammunition. The flags are multicolored, and the swords are not sharp. Indoor Guard has been offered at Hancock Middle-Senior High School for several years now. Diane Mowen started the group and it has continued under the direction of local school teacher Erica Sherrill.
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