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By ART CALLAHAM | May 27, 2012
I wrote a column last year about Memorial Day and what that day means to Americans. But recently I received a new perspective about the day, as well as memorials in general. A new good friend, Al Salter, a local historian and World War II veteran, commented on my wife's and my radio show that “the World War II Memorial (in Washington, D.C.) is a memorial to glory, while the Vietnam (Veterans) Memorial is a memorial to grief.” Glory and grief are both heartfelt emotions experienced by those who visit either of these memorial sites.
by KAREN HANNA | February 14, 2006 FUNKSTOWN - Too emotional for words, Ross Cline's mother scrawled 10 lines of advice for her son when he left for the U.S. Army. Though the note survived its travels from home to warring shore and back, Cline never saw his mother again. Monday, about 60 years after he left the U.S. Army, Cline showed the note to veterans, family and friends who had gathered at the American Legion post in Funkstown to see him receive his Bronze Star for meritorious service.
February 28, 2005
Bush win a reason to cheer To the editor: As the proud father of a brave, active-duty Marine on his way to Iraq, and proud father-in-law of an Army soldier soon to come home from there - both of whom celebrated the re-election and inauguration of George W. Bush - I feel compelled to respond to Jim Strongin of Hagerstown and his column of Feb. 6, "Oddly festive in a time of war. " Strongin's chief problem is that his candidate lost...
by DAVE McMILLION | October 12, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Wednesday night's debate between U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito and Democratic challenger Mike Callaghan was light on fireworks, but offered spirited discussion on issues such as the war in Iraq, the Congressional page controversy and other issues. Spectators packed the auditorium at Martinsburg High School to hear Capito, R-W.Va., and Callaghan give their arguments about why they should be allowed to represent West Virginia's second district in the House of Representatives.
By MARLO BARNHART | May 23, 2009
Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail publishes "A Life Remembered. " This continuing series takes a look back -- through the eyes of family, friends, co-workers and others -- at a member of the community who died recently. Today's "A Life Remembered" is about Katherine Hanna "Kate" Poffenberger, who died May 16 at the age of 94. Her obituary was published in May 18 edition of The Herald-Mail. WILLIAMSPORT -- When Jerry Knode was a youngster, he remembers his mother taking the trolley from Williamsport to her job at Montgomery Ward in downtown Hagerstown.
By DAN DEARTH | | June 5, 2011
Omaha Beach was stained red with blood when the steel door of 19-year-old Robert Blair's landing craft crashed open on June 7, 1944. A day earlier, on D-Day, thousands of American GIs landed there to begin the Allied invasion of western Europe. The bodies of dead Americans and Germans remained on the beach. "I remember that day really well," Blair said recently at his Paramount home. "When we got there, I saw nothing but blood. It was one of the most horrible days of my life.
by RICHARD BELISLE | April 16, 2003 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter gave workers at Letterkenny Army Depot a pat on the back Tuesday morning for their efforts in getting weapons and equipment to the soldiers fighting the war in Iraq. "My hat is off to you," Specter, R-Pa., told the 200 or so assembled workers. Known among depot employees as the old vehicle shop, employees in Building 15 are building the large metal cases, called Joint Biological Point Detection Systems, for the army, said John Gray, the depot's deputy commander and highest ranking civilian employee.
February 17, 2013
The City of Hagerstown, the Hagerstown-Washington County Conventional and Visitors Bureau and the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area were recognized Jan. 31 at a Maryland Historical Trust awards ceremony at the Governor Calvert Ballroom in Annapolis. The Maryland Historical Trust, or MHT, selected 10 projects, organizations and individuals as the recipients of the 2013 Maryland Preservation Awards. The awards, presented annually by MHT's board of trustees, are the highest level of recognition for historic preservation and heritage education projects in Maryland.
June 9, 2010
The Funkstown Homemakers Club held its 90th anniversary celebration luncheon May 7 at Next Dimensions Restaurant. Club president Joyce Artz introduced members and guests. The invocation and a remembrance ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Doris Doub. Nancy Itnyre, Washington County Homemakers' president, presented the club with a framed certificate of excellence. Julia Miller, a club member since 1958, gave a brief history of the club's past activities and how the Homemakers Clubs have made an impact on her life.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | November 7, 1998
MIDDLEWAY, W.Va. - The 3M plant in Middleway will close on Feb. 1, putting its last 17 employees out of work, a company spokeswoman said Friday. The plant, which once had a work force of more than 260 people, had been in operation for nearly 40 years. Marie Auvin, in 3M's corporate headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn., said the Middleway plant makes sheets of high-tensile titanium matrix used mainly in military planes for the Defense Department. It also makes aluminum matrix sheets for commercial markets.
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