Flashbacks 75 years ago: Sept. 12 has been designated by...

Flashbacks

August 22, 1999|By Compiled from the files of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

Flashbacks 75 years ago: Sept. 12 has been designated by the president of the United States and the governor of Maryland as National "Defense Day." Committees have been named in each county of Maryland and other states to arrange for a demonstration and proper observation of the day. The military and civilian committees named for Carroll County held a meeting and decided upon the following program to be held in Westminster on Sept. 12: Parade of Company H, First Infantry, Maryland National Guard, Red Cross nurses, fire companies, fraternal organizations, bands of music and school children. Cash prizes will be given to the fire company, bank and lodge having the largest number of men in line, the most attractively decorated float and automobile in the parade and also for the best decorated residence and business place in Westminster. -- Democratic Advocate, Aug. 29, 1924.

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