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Memorial Day

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Top Memorial Day Articles

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  • Bob Dole pitches the wrong path for the GOP

    Bob Dole pitches the wrong path for the GOP
    Who doesn't admire former Republican Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole? Wounded World War II veteran, part-time comedian (Mr. Dole once described a meeting of former presidents Carter, Ford and Nixon as "see no evil, hear no evil -- and evil"), former...
  • Faith, hope, and tolerance

    What with provisions of the Affordable Care Act and the Supreme Court's ruling that laws permitting gay marriage are constitutional, there has been a great deal of carrying on from various Christian groups and individuals claiming that their free exercise...
  • Police, city investigate fatal accident at Annapolis Fourth of July parade

    Police, city investigate fatal accident at Annapolis Fourth of July parade
    Kyle Aldridge died after stepping off a parade float being driven by his grandfather, who was preparing to steer onto the Annapolis route for the annual Fourth of July procession of dance teams, antique firetrucks and hand-shaking politicians. The 7-...
  • More shootings, but hope in Johnston Square

    More shootings, but hope in Johnston Square
    So many of the old rowhouse neighborhoods of Baltimore have the following characteristics — one block good, next block bad; safe by day, violent by night; earnest homeowners here; apathetic renters there. Walk along enough of the side streets,...
  • Boy Scout Troops' flag placement ceremony at veterans cemetery a family affair

    Boy Scout Troops' flag placement ceremony at veterans cemetery a family affair
    As the clock struck 6:30 p.m. on May 24, more than 100 Boy Scouts spread across the Baltimore National Cemetery like a wave of patriotism. The boys ranged from Tiger Scouts just getting involved with Scouting, to Eagle Scouts, who have reached the...
  • Wave of street violence shakes Baltimore

    Wave of street violence shakes Baltimore
    Heading into the first official weekend of summer, Baltimore police officials were pleased with how crime was trending, and, it seemed, so were residents. Total crime was down and though killings continued at one of the highest rates in the nation,...
  • Scouts with special needs among those who place flags on veterans' graves

    Scouts with special needs among those who place flags on veterans' graves
    As the clock struck 6:30 p.m. on May 24, more than 100 Boy Scouts spread across the Baltimore National Cemetery like a wave of patriotism. The boys ranged from Tiger Scouts just getting involved with Scouting, to Eagle Scouts, who have reached the...
  • Some TV stations rise to challenge of covering Baltimore's bloody summer

    Some TV stations rise to challenge of covering Baltimore's bloody summer
    On Thursday morning, I read a Page 1 article in The Baltimore Sun that featured Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake saying how sad she was about the “state of our community.” She was referring to the shocking run of 29 shootings and 10 deaths in...
  • Canton's BangBang will reopen as independent restaurant

    BangBang Mongolian Grill is closed in Canton, but one of the partners in the franchise operation plans to reopen the location as an independent restaurant named Soyombo Mongolian Grill. Opened in February 2012 in the Can Company, the Canton location...
  • East Baltimore shooting wounds 4, kills 1

    East Baltimore shooting wounds 4, kills 1
    A woman was killed and three other women and a man injured in an early-morning shooting that left bullet holes and blood spots across an East Baltimore street, police said. Police responded to a reported shooting in the 700 block of N. Kenwood Ave. in...
  • Annual ceremony in Arbutus starts Memorial Day on proper note

    No bands played. The brassy sound of horns and booming thud of drums are for the July Fourth celebration. Memorial Day is a more somber occasion. At the corner of Sulphur Spring Road and East Drive, Phil Penne played his bagpipes, warming up before...
  • Harry F. Hansen, highly decorated veteran

    Harry F. Hansen, highly decorated veteran
    Harry F. Hansen Sr., a highly decorated World War II veteran who landed in the initial wave of troops on Omaha Beach on D-Day and later became a Baltimore businessman, died on Memorial Day from complications of a stroke at Howard County General Hospital....