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By TERI JOHNSON | July 1, 1998
Stars and stripes will figure prominently in Saturday's 13th annual Salute to Independence at Antietam National Battlefield, but they're only part of the celebration. Guest conductor Harry Ellis Dickson will take the audience on a sentimental journey, transported by favorites such as "Orange Blossom Special," "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "I've Been Working on the Railroad. " Dickson will lead the Maryland Symphony Orchestra in a program of light classical and patriotic music, highlighted by cannon fire and fireworks.
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April 9, 2011
Civil War exhibit A reception for the expanded Civil War exhibit. 1 to 3 p.m. today. Miller House, 135 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. $5; $3, seniors and students; free for ages 13 and younger. Call 301-797-8782. Ambush and Dolly Harris Allison-Antrim Museum presents  a Union ambush of Confederate soldiers in the square and a re-enactment of Dolly Harris' presentation of the Stars and Stripes to Confederate troops. Saturday. Part of a weekend-long commemoration of Civil War events in Greencastle, Pa., area.
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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 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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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 KATE S. ALEXANDER | February 8, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- The Allison-Antrim Museum in Greencastle wished a happy 200th birthday to the 16th president of the United States this weekend with a new display dedicated to Abraham Lincoln's life, death, legacy and politics. The display is the museum's first collection devoted to Lincoln, and Curator Bonnie Shockey said that to honor his bicentennial birthday and emancipation of slavery, the collection will be on display through March. Lincoln touched many people in Franklin County, Shockey said.
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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 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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