25 Years Ago: Local Business Support Needed For...


May 28, 2000

25 Years Ago: Local Business Support Needed For Bicentennial: Mt. Airy Commission Actively At Work Planning Celebration - Ideas and Participation Sought. The Mt. Airy Bicentennial Commission has been active for months planning this community's celebration scheduled for June 12 and 13, 1976. While still a year away, the Mt. Airy group is working hard and they are well ahead of most other officially sanctioned communities in formulating their schedule of events. Letters are going out now to local businesses asking for their plans and participation in the Mt Airy celebration.

Hopefully all businesses wffl participate by decorating, donating window space for displays, providing materials for various committees or by donating money to the theme project. The theme project is the restoration and privation of Pine Grove Chapel, a cherished landmark- All money cleared during the event will be used on this project.

The Community Reporter

May 30, 1975

50 Years Ago: Memorial Day Parade Tuesday - Final plans have been completed by the sponsoring organization, Carroll Post No. 31. The American Legion, for the memorial parade and services to be held Tuesday May 30th. All units planning to participate are requested to assemble at Belle Grove Square promptly at 9 o'clock where the parade will form and leave at 9:30. Captain John Magin, marshall, will assign the units to their proper position.

The first division will be composed of military units, headed by police escort and the second division will be comprised of fraternal and civic organization, boy and girl scouts and the school children with flowers with which to decorate the graves to decemed veterans- The parade will proceed to the Westminster cemetery where services will be held with J. Albert Mitten, PastCommander of Carroll Post No. 31, presiding. Following the exercises, children will strew flowers on the flag marked graves. In case of inclement weather the pro. will be held in the auditorium of the Westminster High school. It is hoped that the public will take full recognition of Memorial Day by attending these services and. displaying the Flag of our county.

Democraric Advocate

May 26, 1950

100 Years Ago: A monument, erected by the State of Maryland in commemoration of the deeds of valor of Maryland soldiers, Union and Confederate, at the battle of Antietam, will be dedicated on that battlefield on Memorial Day. President McKinley, members of his Cabinet and many distinguished Union and Confederate officers will be present on the occasion.

A special excursion train will be ran over the Western Maryland Railroad to the battlefield on the date of the dedication by the G. A.R. Club of Maryland. For time schedule and other particulars see advertisement in another column.

American Sentinel

May 26,1900

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