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by ERIN JULIUS | June 15, 2006
HAGERSTOWN Hagerstown officials took a moment Wednesday morning to honor the stars and stripes in celebration of the 229th anniversary of the American flag. "Flag Day is for one flag, our national flag ... Old Glory," said Rusty Baker, commander of AMVETS Post 10. As part of the 27th annual National Pause for the Pledge of Allegiance, members of Girls Inc., led about 25 people in the pledge at University Plaza. Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II used the occasion to announce his plan to alter the plaza in time for next year's Flag Day. "I'm going to push to have at least a 40-foot flagpole there," he said, "and a plaque dedicated in honor of veterans.
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By LAURA ERNDE | July 5, 1999
Bonnie Showalter wasn't about to let a broken ankle keep her away from Sunday's Independence Day choral and band concert Sunday in Hagerstown City Park. [cont. from front page ] Showalter and her husband, Henry, have been coming to the concerts in the park since they moved to Hagerstown 12 years ago. This time, Bonnie Showalter had to use a wheelchair. "I'm tired of being in the house," she said. About 1,000 people came out to hear the Hagerstown Municipal Band and Hagerstown Choral Arts perform a patriotic free concert at the park.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | December 16, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Think you have what it takes to organize an air show? If so, Rick Wachtel wants to talk to you. Wachtel, chairman of the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport Authority, said the Authority is seeking someone to come up with a proposal for an air show. He said the candidate would need to commit 30 to 40 hours a week, for six months, working on a proposed air show. Airport Authority members hope to hold the show in September 2005.
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By DON AINES | September 8, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - In 1907, what then was called the Broad Street School opened its doors for students from first through eighth grades. On Friday, Mary B. Sharpe Elementary School's 158 students and about an equal number of former teachers and students gathered around the flag pole as a color guard of students Madison Armstrong, Sarah Harris and Bryce Patterson raised the Stars and Stripes to mark a centennial of continuous education at the...
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Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown | June 13, 2012
Fly your American flag proudly on Thursday in honor of National Flag Day. The idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. B.J. Cigrand, a school teacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wis., Public Schools, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of “The Stars and Stripes”) as “Flag Birthday.”  It was not until Aug. 3, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14 of each year as National Flag Day. Ravenwood volunteers Students at Salem Avenue Elementary School in Hagerstown were fortunate again this year to have volunteers visit from Ravenwood Lutheran Village.  Residents Juanita Shank, the late Sara Zenge, Susan Logan and Ellen Phebus, along with staff members Abby Housel and Susan Zimmerer, visited teachers Sara Dillow's and Sandy Melton's classes about twice a month.
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July 5, 2013
Battle of Hagerstown Tours of Hagerstown will be held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hagerstown during the Civil War. The 90-minute tours are today at noon, 3 and 6 p.m. and cover about 1 1/2 miles. Meet in front of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Public Square, Hagerstown. Reservations suggested. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 139, or send an email to cw150@hagerstownmd.org and specify the time you wish to participate and the number in your group.
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By LAUREN KIRKWOOD | June 14, 2012
While the stars and stripes of the American flag fly high on a daily basis, one day a year, the red, white and blue banner is the object of particular reverence. About 40 people gathered to recognize Flag Day Wednesday afternoon at Hagerstown's annual celebration of the holiday at University Plaza. An AMVETS Post 10 color/honor guard, the Marine Corps League of Hagerstown and Boy Scout Troop 2 all attended the ceremony. Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II and Robert Stouffer Jr., commander of the Sons of AMVETS Department of Maryland, spoke about what the holiday means to them.
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By KATE COLEMAN | June 30, 1999
Hagerstown Municipal Band will celebrate America's history in concert with Hagerstown Choral Arts, Sunday, July 4, at 8 p.m. The band, organized n 1915, has quite a history itself. This summer marks the 85th series of the band's summer concerts. [cont. from lifestyle ] The Independence Day concert will be in Hagerstown City Park's band shell, built in 1936 and rededicated and named in honor of Peter Buys in 1965. Buys, a native of Holland, directed Hagerstown Municipal Band from 1920 to 1959.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | November 4, 2002
andrear@herald-mail.com For first-grade student Cierra Ferguson, the key to voting for the best candidate involves "picking a person who says kindly words. " A person like "the girl" who hopes to be Maryland's next governor, said Cierra, 7. She said Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's leadership reminds her of her favorite shirt, which says "Girls Rule. " Led by the North Hagerstown High School band, Cierra and other students at Winter Street Elementary School marched through the streets of Hagerstown on Friday to celebrate their patriotism and encourage people to vote in Tuesday's election.
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By ERIN JULIUS | June 12, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The American flag was described in many ways Friday. Children wave it in processions. It brings tears to the eyes of athletes. In war, it reminds soldiers why they fight, and for what. At funerals, it is the last tribute to veterans. While speakers talked about what the flag meant, an AMVETS Post 10 color/honor guard and Boy Scout Troop 2 held the American flag aloft for Friday afternoon's Flag Day ceremony at University Plaza on West Washington Street. "Our flag is saluted by soldiers and revered by citizens," said Fred Shinbur, chairman of the Maryland Veterans Commission.
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