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Arbutus honors veterans during annual Memorial Day ceremony
Arbutus honors veterans during annual Memorial Day ceremony

Monday morning's early breeze did more than kept the somber audience of onlookers cool as they stood in the bright sunlight and the shade along Oregon Avenue for the annual Memorial Day service on May 25 in Arbutus. The breeze also snapped to attention the U.S. flags carried by members of the 27 Original Flags Unit of the Arbutus-based Dewey Lowman American Legion Post 109. The intermittent traffic on nearby Sulphur Spring Road and Carville Avenue occasionally broke the silence of Monday morning's event, sometimes making it difficult to hear the short speeches by post officials and 1st District County Councilman Tom Quirk and the singing of Cass Schreiner. But for much of the...

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