May 8, 1996
The crowd at the Glen Burnie Memorial Day Parade may wave flags and cheer as the bands and other marching units go by, but the grand marshal hopes the spectators also will remember men such as his best friend, Sgt. William Ford, who was cut down in the prime of his life in Korea.After all, said Boris R. Spiroff, the holiday is intended to pay "tribute to the people who died, who gave their lives for freedom."The parade committee chose Spiroff for grand marshal because of the wartime exploits described in his book "Korea: Frozen Hell On Earth," said Joseph Corcoran, parade chairman.
May 24, 2009
Memorial Day Parade at Gettysburg Where: : The parade will begin at Lefever Street and head northeast to Middle Street, turn west on East Middle Street and south on Baltimore Street to the Soldiers' National Cemetery. When: : 2 p.m. Monday. A service at Gettysburg National Cemetery will follow. What: : The 142nd annual Memorial Day Parade, the nation's oldest. Soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan will be among the guests. How much: : Free. What's nearby: : The David Wills House, 8 Lincoln Square, is a new museum in downtown Gettysburg and where Abraham Lincoln worked out the finishing touches on his Gettysburg Address.
May 18, 2003
The selection committee for the Richard H. Carter Award met recently to choose Charles Hashagen of Glen Burnie as this year's recipient. Hashagen has been an active volunteer for the past 30 years. A member of the Carter family will present Hashagen with a plaque at the reviewing stand during the Glen Burnie Memorial Day Parade today. Hashagen has been involved with several organizations including North County Emergency Outreach Network, Glen Burnie Masonic Lodge No. 213, Lutheran Brotherhood, Glen Lutheran Church Council, Food Link of Anne Arundel County, Mary's Center, Glen Burnie Carnival and the Boy Scouts of America.
May 28, 2006
Sentencing delayed in slaying case Sentencing for a Blood gang member who pleaded guilty to his role in the shooting death of an Edgewood cab driver in 2004 was postponed last week after the victim's family, expected to deliver an impact statement, failed to show. Darrell Levon Miller, 21, entered into a plea agreement last fall in exchange for testimony against 18-year-old Wayne Lavon Bond Jr., who police said was the gunman in the killing of Derald Howard Guess. Miller's sentencing was rescheduled for June 7. Holiday to affect senior centers, buses All Harford County senior centers will be closed tomorrow in observance of Memorial Day. Centers will reopen Tuesday.
May 26, 2012
WESTMINSTER — The 145th observance of the Memorial Day parade and ceremony in Westminster will be available for viewing on Carroll County's cable channel 19 and online at the Community Media Center website, http://www.CarrollMediaCenter.org. A CMC television crew will be set up along the parade route on Main Street in downtown Westminster. Another crew will be set up in the Westminster Cemetery to film the ceremony saluting military servicemen and women. CMC volunteers will also be on hand over the weekend, covering the Civil through Revolutionary War reenactor encampments at the Carroll County Farm Museum.
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 27, 2007
Honor veterans and fallen heroes at the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington tomorrow. Presented by the American Veterans Center, the parade celebrates all those who have served in wars from the American Revolution through the current conflict in Iraq, while also seeking to educate people about the meaning of the holiday. The parade will feature veterans, active-duty personnel, military vehicles, marching bands and floats, as well as a U.S. Air Force flyover. In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Air Force, the parade will feature appearances by the Doolittle Raiders, the Tuskegee Airmen and the Flying Tigers.
May 18, 1997
75 years agoOne-hundred acres of woodland near Severn Chapel were swept by fire. No dwellings were menaced. The fire started east of Naval Academy Junction. -- The Sun, May 3, 1922.Gen. John Pershing addressed midshipmen at the Naval Academy on his first visit to Annapolis. He received a five-minute standing ovation. -- The Sun, May 6, 1922.Dr. Zachariah Duvall Ridout, 75, who practiced medicine in the St. Margaret's area of Annapolis for 50 years, died Sunday. He was the great-great grandson of John Ridout, first colonial secretary of Maryland.
May 12, 1993
Former state Sen. Al Lipin will serve as grand marshal for th sixth annual Glen Burnie Memorial Day parade.Parade chairman Joseph Corcoran said Senator Lipin, who is recuperating at his Glen Burnie home from heart bypass surgery, will ride in a vintage convertible supplied by one of the area's antique car clubs.Senator Lipin is a World War II Army veteran who received a Silver Star.Two television newscasters also will ride in the May 30 parade, Mr. Corcoran said.WJZ noon newscasters Sandra Pinckney and Don Scott will ride as guests of Vintage Tin and Lost in the '50s.
May 29, 1991
Parades are as much a part of Memorial Day tradition in Carroll County as graveside and chapel services.As usual, parades in Westminster, Taneytown and Union Bridge attracted hundreds of countians.Like Monday's memorial services, this year's parades contained special meaning. Veterans from Operation Desert Storm joined other veterans in marching down main streets. Taneytown dedicated its parade asa "Thank you" to its sons and daughters who served in the Persian Gulf.Unlike the solemnness of memorial services, parades offered residents an upbeat opportunity to demonstrate patriotism.