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Annual ceremony in Arbutus starts Memorial Day on proper note

Dewey Lowman Memorial Day Flag Ceremony

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 the start of Monday morning's annual Memorial Day ceremony in downtown Arbutus.

Down the street, 18 United States flags snapped in the breeze as members of the Dewey Lowman American Legion Post 109's 27 Flags Unit made their final preparations to start the May 27 event.

"This is small town America at its finest," said Del. Steven DeBoy, who represents District 12B that includes Arbutus and Catonsville....