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March 16, 2001
Maugansville war memorial nears completion By DAN KULIN dank@herald-mail.com MAUGANSVILLE - Six years after deciding Maugansville should honor its veterans, the Maugansville Ruritan Club has almost finished building a war memorial in front of the town community center. "When we had the anniversary of World War II we thought we should have a World War II memorial. But then we thought why not make it for all conflicts?" said Robert Walton, a member of the Ruritan Club's war memorial committee.
NEWS
November 2, 2000
War memorial to be dedicated By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer Hancock's war memorial will be dedicated Saturday, Nov. 11, at Widmyer Park. The memorial is unusual because it includes not only the names of Hancock area residents who died in the wars from World War I to the Persian Gulf War, but also the names of those who served and survived, said Vicki Hott, treasurer of Hancock Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10502. "It is for anyone who answered the call for their country," she said.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | May 30, 2008
FUNKSTOWN -- Fifty years from now, Funkstown citizens will still hold Memorial Day ceremonies at the war memorial rededicated Friday, Maryland Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington, said during the afternoon ceremony. Munson spoke to a small crowd, many of them veterans, gathered near the WWI Doughboy monument in Funkstown for the rededication of a new plaque at the site. The plaque lists the names of Funkstown veterans of World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam wars, said David Unger, post commander for Dixon-Troxell American Legion Post 211. Funkstown Councilman Richard Nigh first approached Munson about a new plaque years ago, the senator said.
NEWS
August 11, 2005
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -The City of Martinsburg, through Ehrlich, will conduct ground fogging for mosquito control Saturday, Aug. 20, about 4:30 a.m., weather permitting, at War Memorial, Lambert and P.O. Faulkner parks in Martinsburg. The rain date is Saturday, Aug. 27. Mosquito dunks will be placed in Tuscarora and Dry Run creeks on Aug. 20.
NEWS
May 30, 1997
By KAREN MASTERSON Staff Writer HALFWAY - Local veterans of war gathered Friday for a noon celebration of what they called the real Memorial Day. "Not too many people know (May 30) is really Memorial Day. We're stubborn and celebrate it," said Maj. Dieter Protsch, secretary of the Joint Veterans Council of Washington County. About 50 veterans in uniform and supporters congregated around the war memorial in Martin L. Snook Memorial Park. Sgt. Ray Linebaugh, president of the Joint Veterans Council, said the federal government "cheapens" Memorial Day by making it part of a long, commercialized weekend.
NEWS
By SCOTT BUTKI | May 31, 2004
HAGERSTOWN As the guest speaker at a Memorial Day program attended by about 60 people on Sunday, Hagerstown Mayor William M. Breichner shared his memories of growing up during World War II. Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 hosted the annual Memorial Day and wreath-laying ceremony in front of the Washington County Courthouse. About 20 groups laid wreaths on a war memorial outside the courthouse. While Breichner and Chaplain Richard Hembrock of Boonsboro thanked veterans of all wars during their remarks, the focus of most of their words was on World War II. Breichner, 72, later said he focused on that war since it was in the news after the new World War II memorial was dedicated this weekend in Washington, D.C. The memorial is long overdue, he said.
NEWS
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | January 28, 2000
HANCOCK - Bob McCusker was heartbroken when he saw the damage to the war memorial under construction at Widmeyer Park in the Town of Hancock on New Year's Day. Bright pink paint was splattered over the bronze form and listing of the names of veterans who served - as McCusker did - in World War II. "I didn't think we had boys and girls who would do that," he said. McCusker, who is commander of the Hancock Veterans of Foreign Wars, worked with its members to raise the $150,000 to build the monument.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | May 27, 2013
Vietnam veteran Art Callaham told people attending Boonsboro's annual Memorial Day ceremony that, in many ways, he revels in the fact that people choose not only to remember military veterans on the holiday, but others who have served their country. In recent years, that has included “those brave New York City fire and police members who died by cowards' hands,” Callaham said, addressing the crowd from a podium near Town Hall on Main Street. Callaham said “their sacrifice of love for their fellow man was made in an undeclared war, yet that sacrifice was no less a sacrifice of love and duty to those same principles that men and women in uniform make for us today, and have made for us in the past.” Many people sat or stood along the sidewalks that bordered the holiday parade shortly after the ceremony.
NEWS
November 11, 1996
  By ELLEN LYON Staff Writer Veterans organizations honored their fallen comrades in ceremonies Monday morning at the Washington County Courthouse and the Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park. William Proctor, American Legion 1st vice commander for Maryland, addressed about 100 people in front of the courthouse at 11 a.m., noting the origin of Veterans Day 78 years ago when an armistice ending World War I was announced in the 11th month, on the 11th day and at the 11th hour.
NEWS
BY JULIE E. GREENE | May 10, 2002
julieg@herald-mail.com This year's Sharpsburg Memorial Day Parade will have co-grand marshals who will speak about terrorism and the role of the military post-Sept. 11, a parade official said. Retired Col. John C. Truesdell, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force Reserve Affairs, and Maj. Gen. Boyd M. Cook will be the grand marshals, said Patti Hammond, a Sharpsburg Town Council member and parade committee member. The parade will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 25. The parade will have 80 units, including bands from Boonsboro Middle School, Boonsboro High School and Springfield Middle School, Hammond said.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | September 2, 2013
It took two big grills to cook the 250 steaks and another one for the 175 slices of country ham to feed the crowd of more than 400 people at Monday's annual Labor Day breakfast at War Memorial Park in Martinsburg. Harold Catrow, a volunteer at the event, said it  was the 41st year for the event, which has become a standard fundraiser to benefit the park. Bonn A. “Buzz” Poland, another longtime breakfast volunteer, said an average profit each year runs between $8,000 and $10,000.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | August 30, 2013
A man charged in the shooting a man and a girl during Fourth of July festivities at a Martinsburg park last year is on schedule to be tried on remaining charges in the case next week.  Daniel Lee Herbert, 29, was indicted in October 2012 on two counts of attempted murder, three counts of malicious assault, five counts of wanton endangerment, and single counts of felon in possession of a firearm and fleeing on foot from a law enforcement officer.  ...
NEWS
June 11, 2013
Three people were being checked for minor injuries Tuesday afternoon after a passenger vehicle hit a guardrail on Rice Road, just off U.S. 40, according to Washington County Emergency Services. Two of the people refused treatment and the third person was taken to War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., a 911 supervisor said. Rice Road is just east of Sideling Hill, west of Hancock. The accident was reported at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday. - Julie E. Greene
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | May 27, 2013
Vietnam veteran Art Callaham told people attending Boonsboro's annual Memorial Day ceremony that, in many ways, he revels in the fact that people choose not only to remember military veterans on the holiday, but others who have served their country. In recent years, that has included “those brave New York City fire and police members who died by cowards' hands,” Callaham said, addressing the crowd from a podium near Town Hall on Main Street. Callaham said “their sacrifice of love for their fellow man was made in an undeclared war, yet that sacrifice was no less a sacrifice of love and duty to those same principles that men and women in uniform make for us today, and have made for us in the past.” Many people sat or stood along the sidewalks that bordered the holiday parade shortly after the ceremony.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | May 27, 2013
For Vietnam War veteran Michael Read, Monday's free pancake breakfast at War Memorial Park in Martinsburg was a great opportunity. “At gatherings like these, you get to see a lot of other guys,” Read said before making a dent in the pancakes and sausage he and his wife, Carol, were served at the Martinsburg Rotary Club's annual Memorial Day event. The Martinsburg couple were among about 500 people who were served at the three-hour breakfast, according to Rotary Club President Pam Wagoner, who co-chaired the event with Chris Johnson.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | April 27, 2013
Tara Viands joined a parade of nearly 300 people who walked a three-mile loop around War Memorial Park on Saturday morning to raise money for the March of Dimes' March for Babies. “I walked because my daughters can't walk,” said Viands, a mother of two from Hedgesville, W.Va. On July 25, 2006, her twin daughters, Macy and Carly, were born six weeks prematurely at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va. Macy weighed 3 pounds, 6 ounces. Carly was born two minutes later weighing 3 pounds, 3 ounces.
LIFESTYLE
February 4, 2013
War Memorial Hospital and Valley Health Heart & Vascular Services will offer the Heart Attack Risk Program from 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Education Room A at War Memorial Hospital, 1 Healthy Way in Berkeley Springs.  Test results from a finger stick blood draw will provide participants with information on their total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol/HDL ratio, triglycerides, blood sugar, blood pressure and...
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | February 2, 2013
With each passing day, the population of living World War II veterans continues to dwindle across the nation, and with them go stories about one of the most earthshaking periods in history. Since this past June, a group called Friends of the National World War II Memorial has been seeking out the country's remaining WWII veterans and interviewing them, cataloging audio and video accounts to serve as an educational and cultural tool for generations to come, according to James Percoco, director of education for the group based in Washington, D.C. “It doesn't matter where they're from because we are losing between 600 and 1,000 World War II veterans a day as the generation passes from us very quickly,” Percoco said.
NEWS
October 3, 2012
Hagerstown's newest Ravens Roost donated $3,000 toward the planned Korean War Veterans Memorial. A check was presented to members Les Bishop and Jim Mobley, from Antietam Chapter 312 of the Korean War Veterans Association, to be used for the memorial planned to be built near Mealey Parkway and Potomac Avenue  in Hagerstown's North End.  Hub City Ravens Roost 124 raised money by sponsoring a golf tournament at Beaver Creek County Club on Sept....
NEWS
August 1, 2012
The preliminary hearing for a man accused of shooting another man and an 8-year-old girl at Martinsburg's Fourth of July celebration was continued for a second time Wednesday. Daniel Lee Herbert, 28, who has been incarcerated since shortly after the July 4 shooting, requested the continuance in Berkeley County Magistrate Court to allow his newly appointed defense attorney time to review his case. Herbert is charged with two counts of malicious wounding, three counts of wanton endangerment and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
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