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By Sarah Kickler Kelber and The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2012
Today is Memorial Day, not Veterans Day. All across social media and elsewhere, I see well-meaning declarations thanking members of the military for their service. As full of good intentions as these statements are, they are still troubling. When you thank the living on the day meant to honor the dead, it's a little bit awkward for everyone involved. I am not a veteran, so I can't speak for what it's like for them (not even the one I'm married to), but this day feels like one of reflection.
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Lorraine Mirabella | October 13, 2014
Get a haircut at Hair Cuttery on Veterans Day and help a veteran. The chain of hair salons announced today that it will donate a free haircut certificate to a veteran for every adult haircut purchased on Tuesday, Nov. 11. It will be the 15th year for the chain's Share-a-Haircut program, in which the company has offered free haircuts to the homeless, schoolchildren and victims of domestic abuse. This year, the 900-store chain will partner with local veterans groups in hopes of reaching 25,000 veterans.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2011
Mission BBQ really is serious about its commitment to honoring America's men and women in uniform. On Friday, while supplies last, veterans will be treated to a sandwich and slice of cake at Mission BBQ in Glen Burnie, and not just any cake but one Charm City Cakes is making for the occasion, modeled after Bam Bam, the restaurant's signature "Mission Mobile" - a retrofitted Army truck, complete with its own grill and smoker, Mission BBQ...
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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.
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November 8, 2011
Recently, I was fortunate to be able to join my father on the WWII Liberty Ship, S.S. John W. Brown, on a two-hour cruise to honor America's veterans. The ship was teeming with people from all walks of life who were either veterans themselves or who, like me, were there with a veteran. Robert E. Lee once said, "It is well that war is so terrible. We should grow too fond of it. " His words certainly rang true as I soon found myself talking to veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan, and Iraq, wars where so many lives were lost.
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November 8, 2011
Harford Transit LINK, will be providing a free shuttle bus service for the Veterans Day event at the Liriodendron Mansion, 502 West Gordon Street, Bel Air, on Saturday. The shuttle service will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All Harford Transit LINK buses are ADA compliant (wheelchair accessible) to make sure everyone is transported safely and comfortably, according to a county press release. Passengers can board at the lower lot of the Liriodendron Mansion and the buses will take them directly to the building.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2013
A pleasant Veterans Day with highs in the mid and upper 50s is forecast for Baltimore and the region by the National Weather Service. A westerly wind is forecast to blow across bright, mostly sunny skies at between 5 and 13 miles per hour. The picture for the rest of the week is forecast to be less rosy. Starting Tuesday the weather is expected to take a turn, with a chance of snow flurries arriving in the early morning along with an Arctic cold front. That front is forecast to bring with it "winter-like" temperatures, according to the National Weather Service.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2012
Standard-issue camouflage almost outnumbered the fan-favorite purple variety as the Ravens celebrated Veterans Day and honored veterans before Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders at M&T Bank Stadium. Dozens of veterans, many in uniform, from all major conflicts since World War II attended Sunday's game, and soldiers in active duty in Afghanistan greeted fans via a live feed to the stadium's video boards. The national anthem, sung by Mishael Miller as veterans flanked him on the field, was capped by an A-10 flyover by the Maryland Air National Guard.
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November 13, 2013
In 1918, at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, guns all over the world fell silent and the whole world experienced peace and hope. A French Christmas carol recalls the feeling in the "le monde entier tressaille d'espérance," which roughly translates as "the entire world trembles with hope. " For about 30 years in this country, Nov. 11th was celebrated as Armistice Day. The name referred to the peace instrument that ended what we called "The World War" and thought of then as "the war to end all wars.
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Lorraine Mirabella | October 13, 2014
Get a haircut at Hair Cuttery on Veterans Day and help a veteran. The chain of hair salons announced today that it will donate a free haircut certificate to a veteran for every adult haircut purchased on Tuesday, Nov. 11. It will be the 15th year for the chain's Share-a-Haircut program, in which the company has offered free haircuts to the homeless, schoolchildren and victims of domestic abuse. This year, the 900-store chain will partner with local veterans groups in hopes of reaching 25,000 veterans.
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Susan Reimer | May 3, 2014
Richard Harryman was wearing a crisp blue shirt for the occasion, and his hospital bed was in the living room. There were punch and cookies on a table in the hall, and family and friends were waiting when a car arrived carrying four midshipmen. Harryman, 85, served in both the Marine Corps and the Air Force. The midshipmen were there to deliver a final salute to a dying veteran. In a program unique among the service academies, young people from the Naval Academy, on the threshold of their military careers, are visiting veterans at the end of their lives to acknowledge their service as only another member of the military can. "Detail, cover," senior Kimberly Bernardy barked gently, and in unison the mids pulled their hats from beneath their arms and slowly put them in place.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE AEGIS | November 14, 2013
A few points about the proposed 2014-15 academic year calendar for Harford County Public Schools are worth making. The proposed calendar, meanwhile, is available for public review and comment on the school system's website, hcps.org. . The school year is proposed to begin for students on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 and conclude on Friday, June 19, 2015. The school system says it has gone to some effort to coordinate teacher in service days (that is to say days off for students)
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November 13, 2013
In 1918, at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, guns all over the world fell silent and the whole world experienced peace and hope. A French Christmas carol recalls the feeling in the "le monde entier tressaille d'espérance," which roughly translates as "the entire world trembles with hope. " For about 30 years in this country, Nov. 11th was celebrated as Armistice Day. The name referred to the peace instrument that ended what we called "The World War" and thought of then as "the war to end all wars.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2013
A pleasant Veterans Day with highs in the mid and upper 50s is forecast for Baltimore and the region by the National Weather Service. A westerly wind is forecast to blow across bright, mostly sunny skies at between 5 and 13 miles per hour. The picture for the rest of the week is forecast to be less rosy. Starting Tuesday the weather is expected to take a turn, with a chance of snow flurries arriving in the early morning along with an Arctic cold front. That front is forecast to bring with it "winter-like" temperatures, according to the National Weather Service.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2013
Mission BBQ, the patriotic barbecue restaurant, where the National Anthem is played every day at noon, is teaming up with Charm City Cakes for a Veterans Day salute to America's veterans and active military personnel.   Charm City Cakes is creating four WWII Memorial replication cakes - one for each Mission BBQ location. At each restaurant, a World War II veteran will make the ceremonial first slice of cake, each of which yields 300-400 slices.   Mission BBQ will also serve complimentary pork, turkey and brisket sandwiches to all veterans and active military all day, starting at noon.
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November 10, 2013
This schedule will be in effect Monday, Nov. 11: Government offices Closed in all jurisdictions. Courts Closed in all jurisdictions. Public schools Open in all jurisdictions. Libraries Open in Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties. Closed in Carroll, Frederick, Harford and Howard counties, and Baltimore City. Trash Regular pickup in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. No pickup in Baltimore City.
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November 9, 2012
A peaceful Veterans Day to you, dear readers, Veterans Day, Nov. 11 (observed Monday, Nov. 12), is a tribute to all of those who served in our armed forces. In reality, the day is also titled Armistice Day and Remembrance Day in Canada, in recognition of the surrender of Imperial Germany in World War I on Nov. 11, 1918. It has been named Veterans Day since 1954. The Veterans Day observance sponsored by the American Legion Post 47 will commence at 11 a.m. in Tydings Park to honor all military veterans.
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Allison Eatough | November 11, 2012
For almost 200 years, members of Fred Roussey's family have served in the United States Army, Navy and Marine Corps. "Everything but the Air Force," the Catonsville resident said. His family's long line of service dates back to the Battle of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. Two of Roussey's sons are continuing the tradition. Chris, 27, is a sergeant in the Army National Guard and David, 26, is a petty officer third class in the Navy. On Veterans Day, Roussey and his wife, Charlene, usually hold a family cookout and place poppies on the graves of Roussey's father, grandfather and uncles.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2013
On Thursday afternoon, a five-person crew at Anne Arundel Community College raised a flagpole to mark a spot on the Arnold campus that school officials say will commemorate military veterans. Unlike the iconic 1945 photograph showing five Marines and one Navy corpsman raising the U.S. flag on Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima, the Anne Arundel contingent was aided by a boom lift in hoisting the 30-foot flagpole. It is a key piece of the school's Veterans Memorial Garden, a site that will be formally dedicated Monday — Veterans Day — in a ceremony that's part of the school's Veterans Appreciation Week.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2013
Bob Parsons - a University of Baltimore graduate and the founder of Go Daddy, an Internet domain registrar - has donated $1 million to the school to establish a veterans center on campus that will offer services to active-duty and former military personnel. "The discipline that I gained in the military, coupled with the University's commitment to veterans' reentry into civilian life, enabled me to be successful in my studies and beyond," Parsons said in a statement. He attended the University of Baltimore on the G.I. Bill after returning from Vietnam.
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