25 years ago Lt. Col. Alfred Clark, Ret., gave the main...


June 02, 1996|By Compiled from the files of the Carroll County Historical Society's library.

25 years ago Lt. Col. Alfred Clark, Ret., gave the main address at the Memorial Day service of Hampstead American Legion Post 200 Saturday afternoon. The dedication of the new post was also held. -- The Carroll Record, June 2, 1972.

50 years ago The Memorial Day parade and exercises were the largest in the history of this event, due to the ending of World War II. A new feature of the parade was a number of colored veterans. -- Democratic Advocate, May 31, 1946.

75 years ago The commencement exercises of Blue Ridge College were handicapped this year because of an unfortunate case of sickness which developed in the dormitories last week. The student body was quarantined by the state Department of Health. This quarantine was lifted Sunday afternoon, and the exercises of Sunday evening were held without hindrance. Acting President Ross D. Murphy gathered much wise counsel and encouragement for the graduates who were leaving the institution to meet the actual problems of Christian citizenship in the era of reconstruction which the world is facing. -- Union Bridge Pilot, June 3, 1921.

100 years ago Memorial Day was observed here as usual, and one of the largest crowds that was ever present on an occasion of that character was in attendance. The parade consisted of the Mt. Pleasant Band, Washington Camp, P.O.S. of A., of Pleasant Valley, Camp of Mayberry, Camp of Middleburg, school children, soldiers of the late war, Rev. O. C. Roth, Dr. C. Birnie and the Burgess and commissioners, who were in carriages. An address was made by Dr. C. Birnie upon the spot where the old church once stood, in which Francis Scott Key worshipped. -- American Sentinel, June 5, 1896.

Pub Date: 6/02/96

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