November 11, 2007
Today Washington County Retired U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Ronald L. Bowers will be the keynote speaker at Veterans Day ceremonies at Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park in Halfway at 9 a.m. The ceremony, sponsored by the Joint Veterans Council, includes music and the laying of wreaths to honor veterans. For information, call council President Tony Pruchniewski at 301-739-7911. Hagerstown City Councilwoman Penny May Nigh will lay a wreath near the Veterans Monument on Memorial Boulevard at 9 a.m. The auxiliary of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 will hold its annual Veterans Day program and wreath laying on the steps of the Washington County Courthouse at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be James H. Warner, a retired, decorated Marine and POW during the Vietnam War. West Washington Street, from Prospect Street to Public Square, and the first blocks of Summit Avenue and Jonathan Street to West Franklin Street will be closed from 11 a.m. to noon for the service.