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By Ron Snyder and Ron Snyder,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | August 4, 1998
When Robert Coughlin returned from his tour of duty in the Vietnam War, he recalls being spat upon and ridiculed.Thirty years later, Coughlin and the other 46 members of Dundalk's Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 451 expect a far different reception when they present the American flag Saturday before the first preseason game at Baltimore's new Ravens stadium."
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By Kayla Bawroski | Record staff | May 27, 2011
Although Memorial Day has become synonymous with barbeques and cookouts, the municipalities of Aberdeen, Havre de Grace, Perryville and Port Deposit are determined to promote the original meaning, with the help of their respective local veterans organizations. Each town is hosting a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30, to honor members of the military who fought and died in various wars throughout American history. Aberdeen The ceremony for Aberdeen will start at 11 a.m. at Veterans Park, hosted by the local American Legion Post 128, VFW Post 10028 and a local branch of the Catholic War Veterans.
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November 8, 2003
LIKE CLOCKWORK, five days a week, six or more times a day, the shining hearses pull into the Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, leading caravans of mourners up to a small stone chapel that offers a striking view of a sylvan landscape and its seemingly endless rows of small granite markers. About 23,500 Marylanders are buried here, mostly veterans but also many spouses and dependents, and there's room for 23,000 more on the rolling 100 acres. The Owings Mills cemetery, one of five run by the state, is the second-busiest veterans' burial ground in the country; it marks its 20th anniversary Tuesday by hosting the state's Veterans Day ceremony.
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By Julie Scharper and John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2011
Bells tolled from Zion Lutheran Church and a crowd of more than 100 residents, damp with the unseasonable heat, grew silent. A gleaming hearse pulled up in front of Baltimore's City Hall, bringing the body of William Donald Schaefer to the building from which he guided the city for more than 30 years, as a city councilman, council president and mayor. After lying in state in the State House in Annapolis and passing by some of the late leader's most beloved spots in the city, Schaefer's body was brought to City Hall on Monday evening, where he will continue to lie in state Tuesday.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 6, 2000
IT'S BEEN another great year for the Mount Hebron High School Marching Unit, which will wrap up its season with a home football game Saturday. Once again, the musicians, pompom girls, flag teams and rifle teams that make up the unit were triumphant in Atlantic City, N.J., snaring first place in the Miss America Pageant Boardwalk Parade. The parade, which took place Oct. 13, consisted of 19 high school marching bands plus the Miss America contestants, who rode in convertibles. More than 100,000 watched.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,SUN REPORTER | September 29, 2006
The honor guard carried Sgt. David "Joey" Davis' flag-draped casket out of the church yesterday and hoisted it onto the back of an antique fire engine. It seemed a fitting way for the fun-loving volunteer firefighter and combat medic to go out -- second, perhaps, only to the back of a pick-up truck. Yesterday, relatives and friends laid to rest the 32-year-old Lisbon native, who died Sept. 17 after a homemade bomb exploded next to his armored vehicle as his unit conducted an operation in a teeming, violent Baghdad neighborhood.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Story by Larry Bingham | May 27, 2001
So this is how a war ends. The honor guard of American Legion Mason-Dixon Post No. 194 last year buried 95 veterans, most of them survivors of World War II. The year before that, 105. So far this year: 36. That's nearly two funerals a week for the honor guard in the town of Rising Sun. So this is how a war ends. On the final front, injuries come from age. The wounded wear hearing aids and can't see without their glasses. On this battlefield, a winter wind can threaten an old soldier's life.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | November 15, 2009
Monsignor Joseph L. Luca, pastor of St. Louis Church, sought to ease the grief of family, friends, and classmates from Mount St. Joseph High School and Virginia Military Institute - 1,200 in all - who gathered Saturday at the Clarksville Roman Catholic church to mourn the death of John Alexander Evans. Evans, a 19-year-old VMI cadet from Highland who had graduated earlier this year from Mount St. Joe, died last Saturday in a Lexington, Va., hospital after collapsing in his barracks room upon completion of a 10-mile training march.
NEWS
April 11, 2011
As a veteran, father-in-law of a retired veteran and grandfather of a current soldier, I am appalled at how President Obama held military pay hostage during the past week over the budget ("Area federal workers bracing for shutdown," April 7). Our sons, daughters, and grandchildren are fighting or stationed overseas to protect our country. They do not have the opportunity to protest this despicable act. Many are young married couples that live paycheck to paycheck, the same that I did when I was in. Not only that, but any that would have been killed, their family would not receive death benefits.
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By Dan Fesperman and Larry Carson and Dan Fesperman and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | September 21, 1996
They laid him to rest beneath an oak tree in the gentle hills of suburbia.It was the sort of landscape where Spiro T. Agnew was always appreciated the most, whether by the Nixon-era "silent majority" of Middle America or the men of Maryland and California who regularly strolled with him across golf greens and tennis courts.And, for the most part, that was the flavor of the crowd that turned out to say goodbye yesterday afternoon at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium.Clustered at graveside along with family members and a military honor guard were Kiwanians and former Secret Service agents, former neighbors and former White House staff.
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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2011
Before he is laid to rest on Wednesday at a suburban cemetery, the body of former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor William Donald Schaefer will be taken on a grand "final tour" of the iconic city sites he is largely responsible for making reality: the sports stadiums, Harborplace and the National Aquarium. "There will be some unique Schaefer accents to this," said Michael Golden, Schaefer's former spokesman, who has been involved with planning next week's services. Golden said a final route for the procession could be completed Wednesday.
NEWS
April 11, 2011
As a veteran, father-in-law of a retired veteran and grandfather of a current soldier, I am appalled at how President Obama held military pay hostage during the past week over the budget ("Area federal workers bracing for shutdown," April 7). Our sons, daughters, and grandchildren are fighting or stationed overseas to protect our country. They do not have the opportunity to protest this despicable act. Many are young married couples that live paycheck to paycheck, the same that I did when I was in. Not only that, but any that would have been killed, their family would not receive death benefits.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker | jeff.barker@baltsun.com | March 9, 2010
Gary Williams and Greivis Vasquez have long been each other's most passionate advocates. When Williams, the Maryland men's basketball coach, was criticized in the media last season over the team's direction and recruiting, it was Vasquez, the star player, who snapped at reporters: "He has got more money than all of you guys together. He's not worried about what you guys say." When Vasquez is called a showoff by fans, it's Williams who says his senior guard is often misunderstood.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | November 15, 2009
Monsignor Joseph L. Luca, pastor of St. Louis Church, sought to ease the grief of family, friends, and classmates from Mount St. Joseph High School and Virginia Military Institute - 1,200 in all - who gathered Saturday at the Clarksville Roman Catholic church to mourn the death of John Alexander Evans. Evans, a 19-year-old VMI cadet from Highland who had graduated earlier this year from Mount St. Joe, died last Saturday in a Lexington, Va., hospital after collapsing in his barracks room upon completion of a 10-mile training march.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,Sun reporter | July 28, 2008
During his yearlong deployment in Iraq, Maryland National Guard Col. Sean Casey missed Maryland's color - a world where everything wasn't dark tan or dark green. Maj. Jared Lake had a hunger for Papa John's pizza and a day with his 5-year-old son. And Staff Sgt. Brian Dudley was missing his kids' basketball games and sleeping in a comfortable bed. Yesterday the sacrifices - great and small - of Maryland's citizen soldiers were recognized by elected officials, including Gov. Martin O'Malley.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,SUN REPORTER | September 29, 2006
The honor guard carried Sgt. David "Joey" Davis' flag-draped casket out of the church yesterday and hoisted it onto the back of an antique fire engine. It seemed a fitting way for the fun-loving volunteer firefighter and combat medic to go out -- second, perhaps, only to the back of a pick-up truck. Yesterday, relatives and friends laid to rest the 32-year-old Lisbon native, who died Sept. 17 after a homemade bomb exploded next to his armored vehicle as his unit conducted an operation in a teeming, violent Baghdad neighborhood.
NEWS
By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2011
Before he is laid to rest on Wednesday at a suburban cemetery, the body of former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor William Donald Schaefer will be taken on a grand "final tour" of the iconic city sites he is largely responsible for making reality: the sports stadiums, Harborplace and the National Aquarium. "There will be some unique Schaefer accents to this," said Michael Golden, Schaefer's former spokesman, who has been involved with planning next week's services. Golden said a final route for the procession could be completed Wednesday.
EXPLORE
By Kayla Bawroski | Record staff | May 27, 2011
Although Memorial Day has become synonymous with barbeques and cookouts, the municipalities of Aberdeen, Havre de Grace, Perryville and Port Deposit are determined to promote the original meaning, with the help of their respective local veterans organizations. Each town is hosting a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30, to honor members of the military who fought and died in various wars throughout American history. Aberdeen The ceremony for Aberdeen will start at 11 a.m. at Veterans Park, hosted by the local American Legion Post 128, VFW Post 10028 and a local branch of the Catholic War Veterans.
NEWS
November 8, 2003
LIKE CLOCKWORK, five days a week, six or more times a day, the shining hearses pull into the Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, leading caravans of mourners up to a small stone chapel that offers a striking view of a sylvan landscape and its seemingly endless rows of small granite markers. About 23,500 Marylanders are buried here, mostly veterans but also many spouses and dependents, and there's room for 23,000 more on the rolling 100 acres. The Owings Mills cemetery, one of five run by the state, is the second-busiest veterans' burial ground in the country; it marks its 20th anniversary Tuesday by hosting the state's Veterans Day ceremony.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | April 1, 2003
The first day Ed Hojnacki tried to land a job with the Orioles was a bust. So was the second day. And the third. But he came back one more time in 1967 and he has been on the payroll ever since. Yet, the 36 seasons of service logged by Hojnacki are nothing compared to John Rachuba's nearly five decades, Henry Wolf's 46 years or Gordon Kennard Sr.'s 43. They are what Camden Yards operations director Roger Hayden calls "the backbone" of the behind-the-scenes crew. This year, a dozen of them will be given rings for their work as ushers, gate greeters, ticket takers and crew supervisors.
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