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By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | May 27, 2000
It was a day of fun and of remembering the sacrifices of military veterans as somber morning wreath-laying ceremonies led to an annual afternoon parade that was part of Sharpsburg's 133rd Memorial Day Commemoration on Saturday. While it did rain on their parade, spectators and participants alike said the weather didn't lessen their enthusiasm. "We got drenched but it was fun," said 9-year-old Brittany Sines of Hagerstown, who marched in the parade with the Silver Starlettes, a color guard and majorette group.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | December 7, 2010
As taps echoed from a bugle, the wind picked up Tuesday morning and snapped American flags hanging above Letterkenny Army Depot’s headquarters. The depot hosted “Wreaths Across America” on Tuesday, the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. A convoy of tractor-trailers delivered two wreaths to honor fallen members of the military. In saying a prayer for the wreaths and those who had gathered in the frigid cold, the Rev. William Harter said the greens of the wreaths represent life eternal and their circles are not broken.
By ERIN JULIUS | November 10, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II and members of the city council on Tuesday afternoon held a brief wreath-laying ceremony at the Memorial Boulevard Veterans Monument. "Let's keep all those veterans, and now who are fighting every day, in our prayers," Bruchey said. Bruchey and Councilmen William Breichner and Forrest Easton laid a red, white and blue wreath next to the memorial. Bethany Palkovitz, 15, a student at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" for the small crowd gathered along Memorial Boulevard.
by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | November 26, 2006
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. - Susie Wimer's secret recipe for making cinnamon dough ornaments will not be published here. The Shepherdstown native only will say she rolls out a cookie-like dough that is 99 percent cinnamon, and cuts it with metal cutters in the shape of gingerbread men, candy canes and sheep, among other symbols of Christmas revelry. "The dogs don't even eat them," said Wimer, one of several artisans taking part Saturday in the Christmas in Shepherdstown holiday marketplace at the War Memorial Building off German Street.
November 30, 1999
Groups that placed wreaths during the Morris Frock Unit No. 42 Veterans Day service include: âEUR¢� General Reno Barracks World War I Veterans & Auxiliary âEUR¢ World War II Last Man's Club âEUR¢ Korean War Last Man's Club âEUR¢ Vietnam War Last Man's Club âEUR¢ Morris Frock Post and Unit No. 42, the American Legion & American Legion Auxiliary âEUR¢� Morris Frock Squadron of Sons of the American Legion âEUR¢�
October 7, 2011
The Council for the Arts announces the third annual "Parade of Wreaths" display and silent auction. Artists are invited to decorate a wreath (no material restrictions - creativity encouraged). Artists chosen to participate will pay an entry fee of $5 to receive one 14-inch wreath form of wire, straw or Styrofoam. Wreaths will be displayed in The Capitol Theatre during the Saturday, Nov. 12, The Letterman concert, and then in downtown businesses through Friday, Dec. 16, with silent auction bidding at Council for the Arts, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg.
By DON AINES | | November 11, 2011
More than 80 people gathered on a cold, blustery Friday morning for a ceremony to honor the 22 million surviving veterans who have served in the armed forces and the millions more who have died, either in military service or long past their discharge or retirement dates. During the ceremony held by the Joint Veterans Council of Washington County, representatives of veterans organizations placed wreaths at the foot of the memorial in Martin L. "Marty" Snook Park, with its bronze reliefs of scenes from World War I, World War II, and the Korea and Vietnam wars.
December 18, 2007
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Monday, Dec. 10, Civil Air Patrol cadets from Hagerstown Squadron provided an honor guard for the Wreaths Across America organization. The cadets are 12 to 18 years old and live in the four-state area. They were requested to assist in the wreath-laying kickoff at the Capitol Rotunda. Wayne Hanson of the Maine Historical Society and U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, headed the ceremony. The cadets also provided the honor guard for the Civil Air Patrol at the Wreaths Across America wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, Dec.15.
BY KAUSTUV BASU | | September 10, 2013
Bells tolled and bugles sounded at Hagerstown City Park Tuesday evening as the community paused to remember emergency personnel and those in the armed forces who lost their lives in the line of duty. Some stopped to reminisce in front of the 9/11 memorial at the park about the day 12 years ago, a beautiful late summer day not unlike Tuesday, when two planes flew into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon was attacked, and passengers fought with hijackers as they brought down an airliner near Shanksville, Pa. Remembrance in the Park was a tribute to lost lives, at war and at home, to terrorist attacks and other emergencies.
November 8, 2009
o List of Tri-State area Veterans Day events FUNKSTOWN -- American Legion Post 211 held a Veterans Day ceremony Sunday, one of many such events scheduled this week in the Tri-State area. Legion members placed a wreath at the veterans memorial on Legion property before proceeding to the veterans monument at the intersection of Baltimore Street and Alt. U.S. 40 to lay a wreath.
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