June 28, 2009
Sgt. 1st Class Rosalyn D. Peterkin knows how to handle high-stress work. She has twice been deployed to Iraq. She has earned a reputation at Fort Meade, her home military base, as a top-flight volunteer counselor for at-risk teens. She has raised three kids as a single mother. But ask Peterkin, 36, an instructor at the Defense Information School on the base, about what she does in her limited spare time, and she can barely conceal her emotions. "I don't care what the occasion is, who requested us or if I have to get up at 3 in the morning," says Peterkin, the leader of a tightly knit outfit, the DINFOS Color Guard, whose job is to present Old Glory and four service flags at public events in displays of precision pageantry.
October 10, 2004
Parent Leadership Conference slated Saturday in Gambrills Anne Arundel County public schools' first Parent Leadership Conference is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Carver Staff Development Center in Gambrills. The conference will feature Harvey Perkins, director of the Urban Learning and Leadership Center, as the keynote speaker. The offices of the superintendent, volunteer programs and staff development are sponsoring the conference at no cost to participants. Those planning to attend are asked to call the Office of Volunteer Programs to register.
December 2, 2000
Pre-game program(Starts at 9 a.m.) March-on by 4,000 Army Cadets, followed by march-on of 4,000 Navy Midshipmen. Football teams warm up. Presentation of colors by Naval Academy Color Guard and the Department of Connecticut, VFW Color Guard, for national anthem by Naval Academy Glee Club. "Prisoner exchange" of students who have spent the fall semester at their rival academy so they may sit with classmates. Navy "Leap Frogs" and Army "Black Knights" parachute teams perform an acrobatic parachute demonstration.
June 14, 2012
Members of American Legion Post 60 will dispose of unserviceable flags in a Flag Day ceremony Thursday, June 14 at 6 p.m. at the Post, 2 Main St. The ceremony is sponsored by the Post 60 color guard. Local Boy and Girl Scouts will help with the flag disposals with supervision by members of the Laurel Fire Department. For information, call 301-725-2302.
September 13, 2006
The Annapolis City Color Guard (above) led a procession from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium to the Maryland Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Annapolis on Monday during a Freedom Walk in honor of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. Below, St. Mary's Elementary School pupils led a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Left, Alexis and Joe Regier of Annapolis participate in a community singalong.
November 18, 2007
On November 16, 2007, JOHN QUERFURTH, JR., (United States Army Veteran and a long time member of the Boumi Temple Color Guard) of Parkville, beloved husband of Jean Querfurth (nee Schmidt) loving father of Cheryl Bean and husband Kevin; dear brother of Pauline Purkins; god-father of Furth Purkins; cherished grandfather of Kara, Kevin, Jr., and Katelynn; his mother in law, Frances A. Schmidt; also Jean's sons and grandchildren. Family and friends will honor John's life at the family owned Evans Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services-Parkville, 8800 Harford Road on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9P.M.