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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 MARLO BARNHART | August 8, 2005
HAGERSTOWN marlob@herald-mail.com When Master Sgt. Linda Mayes Waring stepped up to the microphone Sunday afternoon as soloist with the U.S. Air Force Concert Band, a cool breeze of pleasure swept over the crowd at Hagerstown Community College's Alumni Amphitheater. Before singing a note, Waring got cheers from her special fan club of about a dozen or so Washington County family and friends. But after belting out two Gershwin tunes, Waring could add several hundred more fans to that club, judging by the applause.
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By MEG H. PARTINGTON | June 30, 1999
Martinsburg, W.Va., will celebrate history and preservation with Roundhouse Rail Day Saturday, July 3. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Martin Street will be transformed into a festival scene with music, arts and crafts, antique cars, motorcycles, a train display, fire trucks and canine unit exhibits. [cont. from lifestyle ] For a $1 donation, buses will take visitors over the tracks from the train station's parking lot to the B&O Roundhouse. The building boasts wrought-iron framework and a manual turntable that still functions, says Judy Martin, events chairwoman of Roundhouse Center Committee.
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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 7, 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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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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