June 1, 2010
Reading this weekend's Sunpapers, which featured the military loved ones we lost this year and those we have lost in this long war, for which no end is yet in sight, was so sad. Even more the thought that family and friends of those lost or severely injured may feel they are being forgotten in these difficult times in our country saddened me even more. Please do what you can in future articles to assure them that is not so. I joined hundreds of Marylanders Monday at the memorial service at Dulaney Memorial Gardens to honor and remember them and greet the many veterans of other wars who were also there.
May 30, 2011
Ask children what Memorial Day means to them and they'll frequently say: "That's the day that the pools open. " Yet no other observance in America is more somber: It is the day we remember our war dead, pay homage to their sacrifice and courage, and recall the selflessness that embodies military service. Memorial Day also honors the families of the fallen: the mother who hears her child's 21-gun salute; the husband or wife who receives a folded flag; the young son or daughter who knows mom or dad only from a photograph.
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.
May 25, 2012
The Memorial Day weekend is a great time to pick up a book about the men and women who have helped preserve America's freedoms, and have fought for our country around the world. There are lots of great books on the topic, and some more personal readings such as diaries. For me, the one that resonates is a yellowed map and journal called "The Thunderbolt across Europe," which describes the route my dad's division, the 83rd Infantry, took in World War II. It led from the beaches of Normandy, across France, into Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge, and into Germany.
June 2, 2012
McKala Krauss, Miss Poppy 2012 of the American Legion Carroll Post 31, marked Memorial Day by attended the luncheon at the American Legion and formally presenting a poppy to Arnold "Skip" Amass, coordinator of the four-day program of events for the 145th Westminster observance of Memorial Day. Krauss, the daughter of Jennifer and Dale Krauss, rode in the Memorial Day parade, attended the luncheon, which honored Navy SEAL Matthew Shipley, this...
May 29, 2011
Students at West Towson Elementary School participated in a Memorial Day assembly on Friday, May 27. Part of the school's Patriot and Defender Program, the school's event celebrated American spirit with songs, readings and awards. All grades at the school spent six weeks learning about American history, geography and civics as part of the Patriot and Defender Program. Students who complete the program were recognized Friday by local delegates and dignitaries from the American Legion and the Daughters of the American Revolution, as well school officials.