50 years ago
While urging the maintenance of peace, Senator Tydings declared at the dedication of a $6,000 war memorial at Hampstead that "we must keep our nation strong on land, sea and air. Never, never, never, will there be the luxury of time to get ready, for war will strike here if it comes again. Unless we dedicate ourselves to the cause of peace, we will be back here again 30 years from now," the senator warned an audience of more than 500 who gathered for dedication exercises at the entrance to Hampstead High School, where the stone memorial was erected. A bronze plague contained the names of 383 veterans of the Hampstead area who served in World Wars I and II. -- Democratic Advocate, Nov. 7, 1947.