September 9, 2011
Between 15 and 20 veterans from across the nation will gather at Homewood Suites in Hagerstown starting Sunday for the annual VW-1 Vanguard Reunion of Navy Squadron veterans who served in Hawaii from 1950 to 1957. On Tuesday and Wednesday, reunion attendees will visit Washington, D.C., including a trip to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. They will have the opportunity to explore the local area Thursday. The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau has been providing assistance for the group, and also is providing welcome packets for the attendees.
May 30, 2012
A veterans appreciation day will be held Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the St. Thomas American Legion, 7966 Lincoln Way West. The event includes guest speakers, DJ, Two Nuts and a Bolt, refreshments and a flag-retirement ceremony. The event is hosted by the 22nd District Sons of the American Legion and the American Legion family. For more information, call Robert Stouffer at 717-816-2419.
July 26, 2012
Rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III generated excitement among the veterans at the opening of Redskins camp on Thursday. Only six current players made the playoffs with Washington and only two have won a postseason game for the franchise. The team was just 11-21 during coach Mike Shanahan's first two seasons. The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner landed in Washington in a trade that sent three first-round picks and a second-round selection to St. Louis. Shanahan named him the starter before the veterans reported in May, and the old-timers seem pleased to have the 22-year-old Griffin at the helm.
December 15, 2011
Hagerstown Community College will host an information session for active-duty military, veterans and their families Friday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m. at the Elliott Center. During the free session, attendees will get an overview of HCC, including information on veterans' benefits, academic advising, financial aid, disability services and the student-run veterans' club. Tours of the campus will be available. For more information, contact recruitment coordinator Kevin Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 240-500-2412.
October 28, 2012
Hagerstown Community College will host an information session for active duty military, veterans and their families Friday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. in the Student Center. During the free session, attendees will get an overview of HCC, including information on veterans' benefits, academic advising, financial aid, disability services and the student-run veterans' club. Tours of the campus will be available. For more information, call recruitment coordinator Kevin Crawford at 240-500-2412 or send an email to email@example.com .
November 2, 2012
Hancock United Methodist Church, 168 W. Main St., Hancock, will offer a free chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, to any veteran and a guest from the Tri-State area. For more information, call 301-678-6440.
December 20, 2012
Submitted photo World War II veterans and a number of others attended a Roundtable Christmas party were dressed in uniform in honor of the occasion. The Potomac Highlands World War II Roundtable held its fourth annual Christmas Party honoring World War II veterans Dec. 5 at the Robinhood Retirement Community in Hagerstown. Fifty-three guests attended, including 14 WWII Army, Air Corps and Navy veterans, and those who served in Korea and Vietnam. Family members and friends of veterans also celebrated the dinner and entertainment.
December 2, 2012
Students at Hickory Elementary School performed a musical tribute to veterans Nov. 7, under the direction of Christa Stout, music teacher. Guests were welcomed by Monica Bowers, principal at Hickory. A photo presentation opened the evening as guests were seated. The presentation included pictures of veterans who are family members of the Hickory Elementary School staff. Students invited family members, friends and neighbors who...
April 3, 2011
Kimberly Ridenour and her father, David Ridenour, were named Co-Veterans of the Day at Disney World on Feb. 17. The Hagerstown residents were picked at random while entering the Florida amusement park. The Ridenours served with the Air National Guard in Martinsburg, W.Va.
December 16, 2012
Maryland schools were asked to create winter holiday ornaments paying tribute to men and women in uniform, veterans and their families. Smithsburg Middle School art students in Ms. Maginnis' class designed and created patriotic winter holiday ornaments using flags and camouflage, as well as honoring their own families who served. Student participants were Trystin Smithwick, Isabella Statler, Anna Wilt, Lindsey Draheim, David Johnson, Joey Clem,...