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May 27, 2008
Many citizens of the Tri-State area spent yesterday enjoying the last day of a three-day holiday weekend. Memorial Day has become the unofficial start of the summer vacation season, but as our readers come home from the beach or clean up the barbecue grill, we ask them to spend some time today reflecting on the true meaning of Memorial Day. Memorial Day was first observed on May 5, 1866, in Waterloo, N.Y., to honor those who died in the Civil...
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by DAVE McMILLION | May 31, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - In a ceremony marked by artillery fire from Civil War re-enactors and references to Civil War dead at the site, a larger-than-usual crowd of roughly 300 people turned out Monday morning at Edge Hill Cemetery for a Memorial Day service. People lined a gravel road leading past graves of Civil War soldiers as speakers remembered other past conflicts such as the Korean War, Vietnam War and both world wars. About 200 Civil War soldiers are buried in the cemetery along Seminary Street, and reference was made to the graves of 35 unknown soldiers.
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By CALEB CALHOUN and MATTHEW UMSTEAD | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com and matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | May 27, 2013
Jeff Childerston of Hagerstown was working Monday as a lifeguard at Claude M. Potterfield Pool on Frederick Street and said that he was surprised by local residents braving the water despite the cool Memorial Day temperatures. “They've been out here everyday this weekend, and it's not been nice,” Childerston, 21, said. Memorial Day temperatures never reached 70 degrees, according to Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer's website at http://i4weather.net, but that did not stop local residents from the picnics and swimming that come with the unofficial start of summer.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | May 27, 2012
At times struggling to find words to explain it, a U.S. Armycolonel with 27 years of experience asked about 50 people gathered at a Memorial Day ceremony Sunday downtown to grasp some of the United States' accomplishments. It's a country that rebuilt Germany after it destroyed it, said Richard Hembrock, who is also acting chaplain of Morris Frock Post 42 of the American Legion on Northern Avenue. The U.S. also rebuilt England and Japan, and when disaster strikes anywhere across the globe, it is often the U.S. that rushes in with aid for those afflicted, Hembrock said.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | May 27, 2013
Jeanette Easterday of Mount Lena honored American soldiers, particularly those who have been killed, at the Mount Lena United Methodist Church Memorial Day Service, by saying they decided to “stand and fight” instead of “cut and run.” “For every veteran who marches in a parade, there's another who will never march again,” Easterday, a member of the church, said Monday. “Please don't forget them.” More than 20 people, including veterans, attended the church's Memorial Day service late Monday morning.
NEWS
May 30, 1997
By KAREN MASTERSON Staff Writer HALFWAY - Local veterans of war gathered Friday for a noon celebration of what they called the real Memorial Day. "Not too many people know (May 30) is really Memorial Day. We're stubborn and celebrate it," said Maj. Dieter Protsch, secretary of the Joint Veterans Council of Washington County. About 50 veterans in uniform and supporters congregated around the war memorial in Martin L. Snook Memorial Park. Sgt. Ray Linebaugh, president of the Joint Veterans Council, said the federal government "cheapens" Memorial Day by making it part of a long, commercialized weekend.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | May 27, 2007
HAGERSTOWN It's the day the swimming pool opens. It's a chance for an extra 15 percent off at Macy's. It's a day off from school or work. Some at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park said Sunday that the meaning of Memorial Day has changed for many. It is now more about cookouts and pool parties, and less about the brave men and women who died serving in the nation's armed forces, they said. But more than 50 people gathered Sunday at Cedar Lawn to remember those who died and to celebrate what they said was the true meaning of the day. Mary Ann Kriner and her husband, Wayne, both of Hagerstown, said it was their first time at the annual Memorial Day service.
NEWS
May 29, 2006
A host of events are scheduled today and Tuesday in memory or honor of America's veterans who lost or risked their lives for our nation. A round of Memorial Day services include: TODAY Waynesboro, Pa. · The annual Memorial Day parade in Waynesboro will begin at 9 a.m. The parade starts on Main Street at Cumberland Valley Avenue and goes down Main Street, proceeding right on Broad Street and ending at Memorial Park in Waynesboro....
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By PEPPER BALLARD | May 27, 2007
HAGERSTOWN-More than 800 people filled The Maryland Theatre Saturday night for the St. Patrick's Chorale's final Memorial Day performance. John H.M. Stull, president of the chorale, announced to a disappointed crowd Saturday that "Father Time" had taken its toll and the group, which just celebrated its 10-year anniversary, would make Saturday night its last Memorial Day tribute. Stull also said a planned Dec. 9 Christmas performance at Christ Reformed Church in Hagerstown will be the group's last holiday performance.
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