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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | November 11, 2011
As a nation gives thanks to its veterans, the guest speaker at a ceremony in Hagerstown Friday suggested that appreciation flows both ways. Charles D. Stimson said Veterans Day also is a chance for veterans to express how much they appreciate the support of their fellow Americans. "Thank you for letting us serve this noble country," Stimson told a crowd gathered outside the Washington County Courthouse for a ceremony held by Morris Frock Unit 42 of the American Legion Auxiliary.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | November 11, 2011
Clopper-Michael Post 10 of the American Legion and Boonsboro High School marked their annual Veterans Day program Friday with a guest speaker from the school's own ranks. Starlene Hamilton, a teacher at the school, is also retired from the U.S. Marine Corps. "Starlene Hamilton has a decorated past," Boonsboro High Principal Peggy Pugh said. "Generally, we have someone coming from the outside, but the kids can relate to (Hamilton), they can understand her, they respect her, and they view her as one of us. " Hamilton, who teaches career research and development at the school, said she retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2003 and began teaching in 2005.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | November 11, 2011
When 16-year-old Greencastle Blue Devil Aaron Tresler walks onto the football field, he's a typical hard-nosed, tough lineman. But, when it comes to remembering the men and women of the military, he wears his emotions on his sleeve. During Friday's assembly at Greencastle-Antrim High School, he unapologetically wiped tears from his eyes. "I realize the sacrifices that all those guys made, and the loss of life; I think about that all the time," the junior said. He plans to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps after graduation.
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Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | November 10, 2011
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 2011
The Top Five Treasure Sale preview reception Get a first look at this year's treasures. Wine, hors d'oeuvres and silent auction. Hosted by The Singer Society. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown. $20. The ticket includes a $5 coupon toward any purchase of $35 or more at the treasure sale on Saturday, Nov. 12. Call 301-739-5727 or go to www.wcmfa.org . Cowboy-themed Christmas show Pre-dinner activities, chuck-wagon dinner and a musical drama with a Christian message.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | November 10, 2011
It was a labor of love that the students, faculty and staff at Potomac Heights Elementary School in Hagerstown started planning less than a month ago to honor a fallen hero they never met. On Thursday, they quietly filed into the cafeteria to hold the school's first ever Veterans Day assembly, an event that featured patriotic songs, speeches from veterans and the release of almost 300 balloons into a chilly autumn sky. First-grade teacher Jean...
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November 6, 2011
Events and programs scheduled this week at senior citizens centers in Washington County, Md.; and Franklin County, Pa.: Maryland Francis Murphy 20014 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown 240-313-9300, ext. 154 Lunch served Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m.; and Wednesday at 11 a.m. Bingo - Monday, 9:30 a.m. Blood pressure screening with Meritus Home Health Care -...
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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.
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