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June 5, 2012
President Barack Obama paid tribute on Memorial Day to the men and women who have died defending America, singling out Vietnam veterans as an under-appreciated and sometimes maligned group of war heroes, vowing that "it will not happen again. " This is truly disgracefully pandering for votes among families of fallen American troops. This is no doubt a new low for Mr. Obama. Marking Memorial Day at both the Vietnam War Memorial and earlier at Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River from the capital, President Obama noted that for the first time in nine years, "Americans are not fighting and dying in Iraq," and the nation was winding down its role in the conflict in Afghanistan.
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Dan Rodricks | August 30, 2014
Like Thanksgiving, Labor Day is a national holiday. Unlike Thanksgiving, it does not have an official meal. One-hundred-and-twenty years on, it's time we had one. I'm nominating the peppers-and-eggs sandwich as the official meal of Labor Day, and I'll tell you why in a moment. First, some declarations. 1. Most people only think of Labor Day as a day off at the end of summer, or a good day to buy a dishwasher. Lost is its original meaning: a "national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.
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By Andrea F. Siegel | May 27, 2013
The Memorial Day parade in Annapolis will begin at 10 a.m. Monday. The parade route begins at Amos Garrett Boulevard and will follow around Church Circle and down Main Street. A memorial ceremony will follow the parade at Susan Campbell Park, co-hosted by the City of Annapolis and the Fleet Reserve Branch No. 24. To accommodate the Memorial Day parade, Amos Garrett Boulevard and Constitution Avenue will be closed at 8 a.m. so that units participating in the parade may assemble.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
Today is going to be tough, Baltimore. Really tough. But as we struggle to turn the engine over and begin a new (albeit short) week, let's take solace in the weekend we had both in our lives and in local sports. This is the Coffee Companion, where every weekday morning, we recap the local sports headlines. - Jonathan Schoop hit a pair of home runs and new catcher Nick Hundley drove in a run in the 10th to give the Orioles a fifth extra-inning win this year . Peter Schmuck said their abilities close and late make them like the 2012 team , though that squad didn't have to deal with what appear to be legitimate struggles for Chris Tillman . - I was out at Delmarva all weekend to see the Shorebirds, and will have some updates on that young talented team later in the week.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
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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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By Dave Rosenthal | 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.
NEWS
June 3, 2013
Cub Scout Pack 809 from Jarrettsville celebrated Memorial Day by placing more than 200 miniature American flags on the veterans' gravesites at Highview Memorial Gardens in Fallston.
NEWS
June 1, 2010
I liven in a relatively well off neighborhood. The majority of the people in the neighborhood stand for American family values and are not bashful about denouncing people who don't meet their standards. I am fairly liberal, retired military. Most of that service came about not because of any burning desire to fight the enemy but because I felt it was my duty. I was proud of the work I did. On Memorial Day I thought that it was right that I display my flag in respect for those who died serving their country.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 27, 2014
Water rescue teams pulled two people out of the Susquehanna River near Conowingo Dam after reports of a missing kayaker early afternoon on Memorial Day. Rescue personnel and watercraft were staged along the river south of the dam near the Rock Run Road area in Susquehanna State Park, according to monitored Harford County emergency radio broadcasts shortly before 12:30 p.m. The two people were rescued at about 1:30 p.m. and taken to Lapidum Landing,...
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2014
The speakers at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens had finished, the rifle team had fired its volleys and the musicians had begun to pack up. Vincent Krepps stood by the stone that bears the name of his twin brother. There is no grave under the marker. Richard Krepps went missing in Korea more than 60 years ago; the Chinese government says he died in a prison camp near the Yalu River in 1951. Vincent Krepps, who enlisted with his brother in 1949, has tried since then to get the U.S., Chinese and North Korean governments to bring his remains home.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2014
The four shots, which came in the early hours of Memorial Day, sounded as if they had been fired from some distance by a small-caliber gun. Bernice Latou's dogs scampered in from the backyard of her Southwest Baltimore home, and she wondered whether someone had fired toward them to shut them up. It was about 12:30 a.m. Monday, and Latou went to her door and peered along the first block of S. Mount St., but saw nothing. Nearly an hour later, she heard sirens. She looked out again and saw a starkly different scene: Paramedics were tending to a large male under a bush, hooking him to an IV and carrying his body away.
NEWS
May 26, 2014
Folks ready to fire up their outdoor grill on Memorial Day face a deadly choice of inflicting food poisoning or cancer on family and friends: food poisoning by E. coli and Salmonella bacteria, if they under-cook the meat; cancer, if they heat meat to the point of creating cancer-causing compounds. Luckily, a bunch of enterprising food manufacturers and processors have met this challenge head-on by developing a great variety of healthful, delicious and convenient, un-chicken, veggie burgers and soy dogs.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
Politicians love a good parade, but in this election year, there won't be any candidates screaming "Vote for me" at Monday's Annapolis Memorial Day Parade. City officials say Annapolis has strict rules about political and business advertising in the parade, aimed at keeping the focus on America's veterans and those who died serving the country. "We want it to be very respectful to the veterans and to the memories of those who have been lost. We really want no politicking at all," said Felicia Nolan, special projects coordinator for the city government.
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By Janene Holzberg, For The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
With his fife's high-pitched notes soaring over the enthusiastic throngs that gather each year at historic sites to celebrate Memorial Day, Dave Embrey is an attention-getter. Clad in historically accurate attire, the longtime Savage resident performs on one of his walnut or rosewood fifes, depending on which war he is helping to commemorate. The notes of the piccolo-like instrument enhance the 15 or so ceremonies he participates in each year. Welcome to the world of re-enacting with "Fifer Dave," whose musical talent and passion for living history have made him a regular at the National Memorial Day Parade in the nation's capital and at other locales from Mount Vernon to Fort McHenry.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2013
On this Memorial Day, I thought it would be worth recalling the Civil War origins of this annual observance. Here is one of the most beloved songs from those terrible years of when the country was torn apart by an internal conflict. "The Vacant Chair" may seem overly sentimental in our cyncial era, but the bitterwseet words and simple tune can still haunt, as they did when the Civil War was taking its toll on so many soldiers and their families. We shall meet, but we shall miss him There will be one vacant chair We shall linger to caress him While we breathe our evening prayer.
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By Ron Browning | May 22, 2013
A pleasant Memorial Day weekend, dear readers! Memorial Day observances will be conducted May 27 at 9 a.m. at Angel Hill Cemetery and then proceed to Tydings Memorial Park by 11 a.m. Contact the American Legion Post 47, 410-939-0234. Memorial Day honors deceased veterans of all wars, though it was begun as a tribute to Civil War dead. Falling as it does with our country involved in a major military conflict in Afghanistan, let this be a patriotic inspiration to us all. As we honor our fallen heroes, some very recent, may we remember and cherish the freedoms and liberties for which they fought to defend.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
The annual Memorial Day observance at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, where officials, veterans and family members come together to honor the state's war dead, is traditionally a somber affair. This year's ceremony will maintain that tone, but carry a distinction: It will be the first since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the start of the long wars in Afghanistan in Iraq, in which there is no new Marylander killed overseas to add to the rolls. Janice Chance is grateful that no Maryland service member has died overseas in the last year.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | May 23, 2014
If you are a veteran or in the military, 10 chicken wings at Hooters are on the house on Memorial Day. This year, that goes for spouses, too. "Military spouses have to make some of the toughest sacrifices in the world, especially when their loved ones are away on active duty," said Andrew Pudduck, vice president of marketing for Hooters of America. This Monday, military personnel and spouses can choose from bone in or boneless wings with buffalo or other sauces. The deal is good with any drink purchase and ID at any of the 345 restaurants.
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