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Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | November 9, 2011
Veterans Day The annual Veterans Day ceremony takes place at Hancock Middle-Senior High School Friday at 11 a.m. in the school auditorium. All veterans and those currently in the armed forces are welcome to attend. Call 301-766-8186 and give your name and branch of service to Tara Lazich. Workshop for seniors The Interfaith Service Coalition will host Keep a Senior Safe and Warm, an annual workshop for local senior citizens. The popular program takes place Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at the Town Hall and Community Center, 126 W. High St. It is free of charge for area seniors and features speakers on winter health, safety and the economy.
NEWS
Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown | November 1, 2011
On Friday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day, Dixon-Troxell American Legion Post 211 in Funks-town will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. at the legion home. Immediately following the wreath-laying, the legion members will go to the other end of town for a ceremony at the Funkstown Veterans Memorial. The public is invited. Yard sale is Saturday Just because the temperature has dropped, that doesn't mean that yard sales are over. On Saturday, the Funkstown Legion will hold an indoor yard and flea sale.
NEWS
November 4, 2012
Following is a list of events planned in observance of Veterans Day: Thursday Hagerstown Community College - Students in the Veterans Club at Hagerstown Community College will hold a Veterans Day event today at 11 a.m. in the Student Center on HCC's main campus. The event will include a presentation of colors by the Bulldog Detachment of the Marine Corps League and an invocation by Pastor John Miller. Immediately following the ceremony, the documentary “Restrepo,” a feature-length film that chronicles the deployment of a U.S. platoon in Afghanistan, will be shown at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Center conference room.
EDUCATION
October 28, 2012
Grace Academy will hold a Veterans Day program at the school Thursday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. The school will honor men and women who have served our country and the ones who are serving now. The program will include the elementary choir, the elementary bells, the high school ensemble and patriotic readings and songs. The community is invited. The school is at 13321 Cearfoss Pike in Hagerstown. For more information, call 301-733-2033.
NEWS
November 6, 2011
The following is a listing of scheduled Veterans Day ceremonies. Tuesday 6:30 p.m. - Salem Avenue Elementary School will hold a Salute to Heroes program to honor veterans and emergency services personnel such as police, firefighters and emergency medical service personnel. Third- graders will sing patriotic songs, and some fourth- and fifth-graders will share their writings about heroes. There will be an honor guard. The school is at 1323 Salem Ave. Extended in Hagerstown's West End. Thursday 6:30 p.m. - Winter Street Elementary School's fourth-grade class will perform a musical, “In Honor of Our Veterans,” in the gym of the school at 59 Winter St. at Hagerstown.
NEWS
November 8, 2005
Events to honor Veterans Day include: Friday · The Joint Veterans Council of Washington County program at 9 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Wall at Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park in Halfway. Keynote speaker is James A. Adkins, deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs. · The annual Veterans Day assembly at Clear Spring High School will begin at 10:30 a.m. · Antietam Unit 236 of the American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor a wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. in the Sharpsburg Town Square.
NEWS
November 5, 2004
Following is a list of some of the Veterans Day activities planned in the area: The Joint Veterans Council of Washington County will host a Veterans Day memorial service at the Veterans of Washington County Wall in Marty Snook Park, Halfway, on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m. Former Washington County Commissioner Ronald Bowers, a retired military officer, will be the speaker. A memorial honoring the two Washington County Medal of Honor recipients will be dedicated. WILLIAMSPORT - The Veterans Day observance at Homewood at Williamsport will be held Thursday, Nov. 11, and will be a luncheon instead of the traditional breakfast.
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NEWS
August 21, 2013
The United Churches of the Chambersburg Area and its Franklin County Veterans and 9/11 Memorial Park Committee, will conduct a 9/11 memorial service near the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America. The chapel service will be Sunday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. at the Letterkenny chapel at Letterkenny Army Depot in  Chambersburg. The guest speakers will be U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., and Terry L. Shaffer, retired chief of the Shanksville (Pa.) Volunteer Fire Department.
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OPINION
May 30, 2013
“You know, these people complain about these cameras, for getting caught speeding. I'd like to see them put one out here on Gay Street, at the school path that goes up to Lincolnshire school. These kids use that path, and the street down through there. These people come down this road here like 80 mph, and all the vehicles, too, not just one.” - Hagerstown “For the love of Pete, will you people that are conservatives please, please stop whining about President Obama?
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | May 30, 2013
Speaking at the Joint Veterans Council of Washington County's annual Memorial Day ceremony Thursday, retired Army Col. William E. Webber - who lost an arm and a leg in the Korean War - recounted how often American soldiers have been sent to fight since the turn of the 20th century. “We're supposed to be a peaceful people, but if you look at our history, every 20 years, we send young men and women into combat,” Weber told attendees at the Washington County Maryland Veterans Memorial Garden at Martin L. “Marty” Snook Memorial Park.
NEWS
Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street | April 26, 2013
An overnight prayer vigil, hosted by Back 2Acts Ministries, starts tonight at 9 p.m. and ends Saturday at 6 a.m. at Memorial Recreation Center, 109 W. North Ave.   Movie night Bridge of Life, at 14 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown, will hold movie night Saturday, starting at 7 p.m. The movie, popcorn and drinks are free. To find out the name of this weekend's “featured” movie, call the church at 301-791-1674.   Annual tea The Zion Baptist Church Women's Day committee will host its annual Women's Day Tea Saturday at the Martin Luther King Center, 109 W. North Ave., beginning at 10 a.m. with the theme  “Journey to Joy: Women Running to Obtain the Prize,” 1 Corinthians 9:24-27.
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...
OPINION
By ART CALLAHAM | November 25, 2012
There should be a Veterans Month, not just Veterans Day. One day is not enough time to commemorate the sacrifices, most often courageously made by veterans on behalf of this great nation and its people. I never really thought about a monthlong observance recognizing veterans until this year. Veterans Day, Nov. 11, fell on a Sunday, so the outpouring of support for veterans seemed to cover a longer period than in years past. As a veteran, I participated in commemorations starting on Friday, Nov. 9, through Monday, Nov. 12.  Once that sequence started and concluded, it didn't seem enough in spite of this “extra long weekend” series of events.
LIFESTYLE
November 23, 2012
Boy Scout Troop 412 participated in a Veterans Day color guard presentation at Paramount Baptist Church in Hagerstown on Nov. 11. Troop 412 is a newly formed troop.
LIFESTYLE
November 21, 2012
Scouts from Pack 34 and Troop 412 toured a C5B Galaxy Aircraft and maintenance facility at the 167th Airlift Wing of the Air National Guard in Martinsburg, W.Va., on Nov. 3. CMSgt. Robert Gregory conducted the tour. The tour was a way for the Scouts to recognize members of the military in observance of Veterans Day.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | November 12, 2012
Two women who lost their sons in Vietnam attended the annual Veterans Day ceremony in Sharpsburg on Monday, and an Army major who lost a friend in Afghanistan spoke at a Veterans Day event at Potomac Heights Elementary School. Brigitta Ecton, 88, of Somerford, Md., who lost her son, Harry, in Vietnam in 1968 when he was 20, spoke at the ceremony in Sharpsburg's Town Square hosted by Antietam Unit 236 American Legion. “I am here today to honor him and thank everybody who is also honoring him” Ecton said.
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