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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | November 9, 2012
As Northern Middle School's head custodian Larry Hose sees it, many students at his school get it. They ask smart questions of the staff who have served in the military. They respectfully raise and lower the United States and Maryland flags each day. Some have cried upon hearing him tell stories of his experiences in Vietnam. Some have hugged him and thanked him for his contributions to America's freedoms. “He's a very big hero to our school,” said eighth-grader Sarah Amalfitano, the student government president, who interviewed Hose for a school project.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | January 6, 2012
Chris Blair said he moved from Baltimore to Hagerstown to work as an avionics technician at Hagerstown Regional Airport. The 25-year-old said he picked up his craft in the Navy, where he serviced SH-60 helicopters for seven years until he was discharged in May. On Friday, Blair was among a dozen other former service personnel who attended an informational session at Hagerstown Community College to learn more about benefits offered to veterans ...
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December 7, 2008
The third-grade students at Hickory Elementary School performed a musical tribute to veterans on Nov. 11. The students invited their family members, friends and neighbors who are veterans. The Civil Air Patrol of Hagerstown opened the program by presenting the colors for the evening. The students, dressed in patriotic colors and coordinated glittery hats, then led the Pledge of Allegiance and "The Star-Spangled Banner. " Many patriotic selections were performed, including the anthems of the five branches of the military.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | January 28, 2013
The Potomac Highlands World War II Roundtable is seeking veterans who want to tell their stories of serving in the military as part of a preservation project sponsored by the Friends of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Potomac Highlands board member Justin Mayhue said World War II veterans who wish to participate need to contact him before the interviews are held on Feb. 2 at Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 at 405 Northern...
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by JULIE E. GREENE | February 10, 2004
julieg@herald-mail.com Sharpsburg officials want to honor all local World War II veterans, so they are looking for help from the community. Surviving veterans will be asked to ride in the town's annual Memorial Day parade, which will be on Saturday, May 29, town officials said. Town officials want to hear from any World War II veterans who live in the Sharpsburg area, which includes Keedysville, Dargan, Antietam, Samples Manor and Porterstown. Anyone who knows of a World War II veteran, alive or deceased, from that area can call Town Hall at 301-432-4428 or call the Town Council members at home.
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BY RICHARD F. BELISLE | May 28, 2002
waynesboro@herald-mail.com SHARPSBURG - Gavin Williams sat on a bench in front of Sharpsburg Town Hall Saturday morning waiting for the Memorial Day celebrations to start. "They really got the spirit that all the towns used to have," he said. The spirit Williams spoke of was the true meaning of Memorial Day - remembering those who died in the nation's service. "The parking lot at Wal-Mart will be jammed this morning, but people can't take the time to come to something like this," said Williams, 77, an Army veteran from Charles Town, W.Va.
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October 11, 2011
The Potomac Highlands World War II Roundtable has four free seats available for its Oct. 22 bus trip to Washington, D.C. The trip will include stops at the World War II Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery. Roundtable president Chip Zimmer said the seats are open to World War II veterans. More information can be obtained by calling Zimmer at 301-733-7277.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | July 25, 2011
The Potomac Highlands World War II Roundtable is seeking donations from the public to take World War II veterans on a sightseeing trip to Washington, D.C., this fall. Roundtable President Chip Zimmer said the Oct. 22 bus trip would include stops at Arlington National Cemetery, and the World War II and Iwo Jima memorials. “We heard about it being done in the past,” Zimmer said. “Ever since we organized, we wanted to do something special for our veterans.” Zimmer said he estimated that the trip would cost about $2,000 to take 48 people - 24 veterans and 24 others to serve as attendants.
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May 28, 1999
The Washington County Joint Veterans Council will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 30, at Martin L. Snook Park in Halfway. Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II will be the keynote speaker.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | May 30, 2012
Korean War veteran John Bowman said he tried not to form bonds with other soldiers in case they got killed in combat. “I lost a couple fellas I knew,” Bowman said. “ I learned one thing in the Army real fast - you don't make friends.” Despite his convictions, Bowman still turned out Wednesday morning for the Washington County Joint Veterans Council Memorial Day ceremony at Martin L. “Marty” Snook Memorial Park in Halfway. He remembered the nation's war dead with about 50 other people, many of them gray-haired veterans who, hindered by age, struggled to stand.
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