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SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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 klcrawford@hagerstowncc.edu or call 240-500-2412.
EDUCATION
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 klcrawford@hagerstowncc.edu .
NEWS
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.
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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.
LIFESTYLE
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.
LIFESTYLE
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.
EDUCATION
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...
NEWS
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.
EDUCATION
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,...
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Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | September 3, 2013
A classic car cruise-in will be held at Thunder Road Bar & Grill, 15124 National Pike (near Hagerstown Speedway), on Friday, Sept. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. A donation of $4 is requested. The cruise-in will benefit the Wounded Warriors organization. Music will be provided by a DJ. There will be a 50/50 drawing. For more information, call Jimmy Black at 301-573-1501.   Free movie night Hilltop Christian Fellowship will show the movie “Home Run” Friday, Sept.
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BUSINESS
August 25, 2013
A band of volunteers from the Sellgren Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, on Professional Court in Hagerstown, recently descended on Habitat for Humanity's Veterans Build work site on Lexington Avenue in Hagerstown.   They put in a full day of volunteer labor and brought along with them a $10,000 check from the Wells Fargo Foundation for Habitat.  This is the third consecutive year that the Sellgren group has volunteered its time and talents to assist Habitat for Humanity of Washington County in the fight against poverty housing in Washington County.
NEWS
July 30, 2013
Antietam Chapter 312 of the Korean War Veterans Association elected its new officers for the 2013-14 year at its annual meeting July 3. The new officers are Les Bishop, commander; Pat Patterson, vice commander; Ron Twenty, second vice commander; Charlie Morris, secretary; and Jim Mobley, treasurer. The following members were appointed to fill the other officer positions in the chapter: Carl Paylor, judge advocate; Dick Sayles, sergeant-at-arms; Dr. Bud Johns, chaplain; and Clayton Burkholder, historian.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 29, 2013
A new chapter in education in Franklin County, Pa., began Monday when Winebrenner Theological Seminary officially opened its doors at the home of the former Scotland School for Veterans Children. The school begins seminary classes this fall. “The way we are going to measure our success is not by the number of graduates, not by the money (the school) generates, but is the world a better place,” said David Draper, president of Winebrenner Theological Seminary. The Ohio-based seminary is affiliated with the Church of God denomination, but recruits students from other backgrounds.
EDUCATION
July 28, 2013
Antietam Chapter 312 of the Korean War Veterans Association awarded two $500 scholarships to local students. The awards were given at the chapter's annual meeting July 3. This year's winners were Natalie Rudisill of Williamsport High School and Sean G. Kreps of Clear Spring High School. Rudisill will attend University of Maryland, Baltimore County and major in engineering. Kreps plans to attend West Chester University and major in premed-anesthesiology. The awards were made by scholarship chairman Joe Startari and Commander Les Bishop.
NEWS
July 28, 2013
Marvin S. Mann Sr. of Hagerstown celebrated his 90th birthday with a large family party on July 20 at the home of his son, Mark Mann, of Hagerstown. Forty family members and friends were in attendance with an “American Hero” theme, which highlighted his service during the German and Japanese theaters in 1945.  Mann reminisced and shared pictures with his special guest and fellow veteran, Guy Whidden of Frederick, Md. Whidden and his family are the authors of the book “Between the Lines and Beyond.” Marvin Mann was a sergeant in the Army's 322nd Medical Battalion and received a letter of recommendation for the Bronze Star Medal.
SPORTS
July 27, 2013
He survived Jim Zorn, Albert Haynesworth and Donovan McNabb. He's started 38 games in even-numbered years, and only five in odd-numbered years. He's scored two points in his NFL career. He averages one sack per season and hasn't recovered a fumble since 2007. But look at the Washington Redskins' seniority list. Only Santana Moss has been around longer than Kedric Golston. “I understand what I do isn't always sexy,” Golston said. With Jarvis Jenkins suspended for the first four games of the season for failing a drug test, and Adam Carriker probably out for the year after yet another knee surgery, Golston gets his latest chance to show why he's one of those players coaches love to have around.
NEWS
BY KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@heraldmail.com | July 23, 2013
Rectifying what one organizer called a “historical oversight,” a groundbreaking ceremony for a memorial to honor African-American veterans of Lyon Post No. 31 of the Grand Army of the Republic was held Tuesday at Hagerstown's Rose Hill Cemetery. The Grand Army of the Republic was a veterans organization for those who battled for the Union during the Civil War. “Hagerstown had two posts of this organization [the Grand Army of the Republic] ... Because Maryland was mostly segregated at the time we had two posts - one for white veterans and one for black veterans,” said local historian Stephen Bockmiller, who also works for Hagerstown city government as a zoning administrator and a development review planner.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | July 21, 2013
Maryland Veterans Affairs Secretary Edward Chow told several local Korean War veterans on Sunday that they “would never be forgotten.” The Korean War, whose ceasefire 60 years ago is being commemorated through various events, has often been referred to as the “Forgotten War.” Korean War veterans have been using the anniversary events to educate the public about the war, said Les Bishop, commander of Antietam Chapter 312 of the Korean War...
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Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville | July 18, 2013
Local historian and author Stephen Bockmiller will lead a tour of Rose Hill Cemetery with the Sons of Confederate Veterans Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. Members of Battle of Sharpsburg Camp 1582 will meet at the cemetery parking lot, 600 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown. The tour is free and open to the public, but donations are accepted.  For more information, call Michael Wasiljov at 301-992-3122 or email mike24745@aol.com . Peaceable Paws teaches old dogs new tricks Dog owners can teach old dogs new tricks, and it's usually only a little more challenging than teaching a puppy.
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