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May 26, 2010
City of Hagerstown The City of Hagerstown offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. City officials said emergency and continuous operations will remain open. Washington County Government Offices and services of Washington County government will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day, according to a release from the county. The swimming pool at Martin L. "Marty" Snook Park in Halfway will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Essential government functions such as fire and rescue 911 dispatch and the sheriff's department patrol division will operate on a normal schedule.
May 26, 2013
The following local events are scheduled in observance of Memorial Day: Monday  The Combined Veterans Council of Waynesboro, Pa., will host its annual Memorial Day activities starting with Waynesboro's holiday parade. The parade, which features between 40 and 45 units, will step off at 9 a.m. at CV Avenue, head west on Main Street, go south on Broad Street and conclude at Memorial Park. The speaker for the Memorial Day service will be retired Lt. Col. Alan J. “Jeff” Rock of Waynesboro.
Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | May 29, 2013
The Town of Smithsburg will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony Thursday at 6 p.m. at Veterans Park on West Water Street.  The featured speaker will be Art Callaham, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, teacher and Herald-Mail columnist. Music will be provided by the Smithsburg High School Band. AMVETS Post 10 and the Marine Corps League will provide the color guard. A canopy and chairs will be available. For more information, call 301-824-2346.   Pen Mar Park The Pen Mar Park summer music series will feature the Helmut Licht Combo on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 240-313-2807.
May 25, 2010
A host of activities in the Tri-State area are planned to remember and honor our nation's war dead during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Franklin County, Pa. In Waynesboro, Pa., the family of Staff Sgt. Richard Tieman will serve as grand marshals for the annual Memorial Day parade, according to organizer Kathy Shaffer from the Combined Veterans Council. Tieman, of Waynesboro, Pa., died last week when his convoy was hit by a suicide bomber attack in Afghanistan.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | May 25, 2013
With Memorial Day approaching, Anna and James M. Harnish of Fairview this week decorated their son's grave at St. Paul's Church Cemetery near Clear Spring. The couple placed flowers, a cross and a pinwheel in memory of their son, James L. Harnish, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Germany in the 1960s. He died in 2007. Anna Harnish, 81, said although the flowers were artificial, she did her part to keep alive an American tradition that dates to the aftermath of the Civil War. “It signifies remembrance,” she said.
September 3, 2013
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot raises an intriguing question: Why not start school after Labor Day, the more traditional date for the beginning of school? Franchot believes this would generate a significant amount of tax revenue - $73 million to be exact - from families that would use the added week to vacation in Ocean City or elsewhere in the state. If he's right - the numbers are not necessarily firm - this would contribute some much-needed revenue to the treasury. Local Del. LeRoy Myers sits on a task force that is currently studying the possibilities of a condensed school year.
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | | July 14, 2013
 In today's world, money and time are tight, but you still want the chance to feel like you actually did something this summer. Why not try a vacation throwback and plan a daytrip? We've rounded up a small list with a limit of three hours travel time from Hagerstown. We used MapQuest to give us approximate times.  So pack the car, put on the tunes and have an adventure.   Baltimore Museum of Industry Address : 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore Phone : 410-727-4808 Website : Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
By BOB PARASILITI | July 7, 2013
I have to admit something here. Last Thursday just felt like another day to me. It was the Fourth of July and I just wasn't with it. I can read a calendar, but it felt like it was Saturday, not Thursday. My schedule didn't convince me. I worked on Thursday … but I work a lot of Saturdays, too. I grew up like every other kid. I studied American history. I've been at a barbeque or two. And I've seen more than a few bottle rockets in my lifetime. The fourth day in July is significant.
June 3, 2013
“Thank you to The Herald-Mail for printing the beautiful Memorial Day photos. Those photos were powerful, emotional and made me proud to be an American.” - Boonsboro “I'd like to applaud The Herald-Mail for its Tuesday coverage of the Memorial Day events, especially on the one for Martinsburg. That was great, and plus all the other editorials about Memorial Day. I want to thank you.” - A Marine in Martinsburg, W.Va. “I see another bridge collapsed in Washington state.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | May 30, 2013
Speaking at the Joint Veterans Council of Washington County's annual Memorial Day ceremony Thursday, retired Army Col. William E. Webber - who lost an arm and a leg in the Korean War - recounted how often American soldiers have been sent to fight since the turn of the 20th century. “We're supposed to be a peaceful people, but if you look at our history, every 20 years, we send young men and women into combat,” Weber told attendees at the Washington County Maryland Veterans Memorial Garden at Martin L. “Marty” Snook Memorial Park.
Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown | May 29, 2013
Although many celebrated Monday, the true Memorial Day is Thursday. In 1971, Congress voted to make the last Monday in May the Memorial Day holiday so workers could have a three-day weekend. Many Americans still honor the traditional Memorial Day with a ceremonial laying of a wreath. Please take a few minutes out of your day Thursday to remember those fallen heroes, including soldiers, firefighters and police officers, who have given of themselves so we may live in a safer world.
May 29, 2013
Richard Eugene Gray, 55, of Hagerstown, died over the Memorial Day weekend at his home. A graveside service will be Monday, June 3, at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Rest Haven Funeral Chapel to help defray funeral expenses.
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