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by JOHN LEAGUE | June 18, 2006
When I first started at The Herald-Mail as a reporter in 1979, we printed two daily newspapers six days a week. We did not publish a newspaper on a half-dozen holidays. We would, over the course of a year, print some special sections, such as a football tab or a special publication commemorating a holiday or anniversary. And that was essentially it. How times have changed. We now publish a newspaper every day of the year except Christmas. We now have a Web site that averages more than 19,000 visitors a day, and more than 3 million page views a month.
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By DAN DEARTH | February 18, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - The City of Hagerstown is seeking World War II veterans to take a free bus tour to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., on April 10. To be eligible, participants must be Hagerstown residents and veterans of World War II. The trip is being sponsored by Councilman Lewis C. Metzner and his brother, Jack, whose father served in the 69th Infantry Division during World War II in Europe. Councilman Metzner said he came up with the idea after watching a Sunday morning television program that told the story of North Carolina residents who took World War II veterans on a trip to the memorial.
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By JANET HEIM | May 23, 2008
Click here to view slideshow. CLEAR SPRING -- As a member of the 87th Infantry Division during World War II, Pfc. Brady Haines took on the monumental task of helping protect the world from the Germans. His patriotism didn't end with his service. For the past 29 years, the combat-wounded veteran has taken on the monumental task of honoring fellow veterans every Memorial Day. This year, almost 500 grave sites will receive an American flag, with flags supplied by Joseph C. Herbert American Legion Post 222, where Haines is a charter member.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 15, 2011
Veterans and active duty members of the military squeezed rainwater from their gloves and socks Thursday when they paused in Waynesboro on the Ride 2 Recovery. About 350 bicyclists were participating in the 88-mile leg of the journey that took them from Gettysburg, Pa., to Bedford, Pa. In the "9/11 American Challenge," riders are traveling from the World Trade Center to Shanksville, Pa., and the Pentagon. The eight-day ride is Daniel Smith's first with the organization. "Riding a bike pulled me out of a really bad place in my life, when I had withdrawn from everybody and everyone.
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By DAN DEARTH | April 13, 2008
View the slideshow Nearly 40 World War II veterans from Hagerstown visited the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. The free bus trip was made possible by local sponsors and the City of Hagerstown. During the trip, some of the veterans were interviewed about their memories of the war. Here are their stories. George Grogan George Grogan said he took part in an 18-mile retreat after the German army broke through American lines at the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | November 15, 2012
Musselman High School senior Josh Ferguson volunteered to help with the school's Take a Veteran to School celebration Thursday not knowing he would meet a family relative - who served in World War II - for the first time. Charles L. Ferguson, 88, Ferguson's cousin four times removed, was among more than two dozen veterans and active duty soldiers honored at the event. Josh, 17, said he knew of his relative and his service in the military thanks to his grandmother, but had never met his great-grandfather's first cousin, who served in the Army and the Air Force.
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by TAMELA BAKER | May 21, 2006
FUNKSTOWN - Through fire and flood and several wars, veterans of all ages have found a home at Funkstown's Dixon-Troxell American Legion Post 211. It's a place to play bingo, have dinner with the wife or have a drink with a friend and reminisce. On Saturday, members gathered at the post headquarters to celebrate 60 years of service in Funkstown. And as befits any such gathering, this one featured march music, comments from local dignitaries and solemn remembrances of comrades in arms whose final battles had ended.
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June 29, 2012
On June 9, six members of Korean War Veterans Antietam Chapter 312 met with eight students from Northern Virginia high schools to talk about the Korean War and the various experiences the veterans encountered during and after the war. The gathering of students and veterans took place at the home of Vice Cmdr. Les Bishop of Hagerstown. The meeting was prompted by a student inquiry after viewing the chapter's website. All of the students are Korean-American descendants and are united in a project to write a book about the Korean War. Their interest in talking to the veterans was to hear how and why the veterans entered military service, their recollections from the war and the affect the war had on their life afterwards.
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October 20, 2004
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center has postponed its flu clinics for the rest of the week because the center's vaccine supply was exhausted on Monday, according to a news release from the center. The next schedule flu clinic at the center will be Nov. 15-19 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the main lobby for eligible, enrolled veterans. Because of the shortage of vaccine, only veterans in the high-risk category will be offered vaccines, the release said.
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October 4, 2008
The Herald-Mail ran a story on page A3 of Friday's edition about the City of Hagerstown planning a free bus trip for World War II veterans to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Reservations for the bus have been filled, but Abigail Elliott, the city's events and programs specialist, said officials are trying to secure another bus. Spouses may accompany veterans only if they are the veterans' caregivers. For information, call 301-739-8577, ext. 183.
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