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  • Field filled with 1,000 flags a fitting tribute for Memorial Day

    Field filled with 1,000 flags a fitting tribute for Memorial Day
    Having worked for 40 years in credit management and then part time in various fields until he was 80, one might assume James Wilderson would appreciate the holiday aspect of the Memorial Day weekend. But for the 90-year-old Army veteran who was part...
  • Charles N. "Norm" Murphy, CSX executive

    Charles N. "Norm" Murphy, CSX executive
    Charles N. "Norm" Murphy, a retired CSX executive and a collector of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad memorabilia, died Monday of lymphoma at Howard County General Hospital. He was 87. Charles Norman Murphy was born in Baltimore into a B&O family. His father,...
  • Ten to be inducted into Edgewood High Hall of Fame

    Ten to be inducted into Edgewood High Hall of Fame
    Edgewood High School will induct 10 new members into its Hall of Fame during ceremonies in conjunction with the Class of 2014 graduation day May 29. The inductees will join the 26 who have been enshrined in the four-year-old program, a joint project of...
  • Remembering the meaning of Memorial Day

    Remembering the meaning of Memorial Day
    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...
  • Laurel American Legion member mixes patriotism with enthusiasm

    Laurel American Legion member mixes patriotism with enthusiasm
    Lesley Brinton is worried. She is uneasy about the future of the role Memorial Day plays in the hearts of Americans. Over the years, she noted, the solemn occasion has been eclipsed by its signal as the gateway to summer fun.   "It's all about...
  • On Memorial Day, Harford honors those who died serving their country

    On Memorial Day, Harford honors those who died serving their country
    Memorial Day ceremonies are planned around Harford County today, Monday, to honor those who died in the defense of our country and our liberty. The Town of Bel Air and American Legion Harford Post 39 will honor American veterans at 10 a.m. Monday with a...
  • Patriotism travels throughout Westminster for Memorial Day parade, service

    Patriotism travels throughout Westminster for Memorial Day parade, service
    The assistant adjutant general of the Army National Guard Maryland on Monday said the sons and daughters of America who have given their lives in military service are “beacons of hope” to the world that freedom and democracy can prevail....
  • Motorcycle memorial honors police officer killed in Catonsville

    Motorcycle memorial honors police officer killed in Catonsville
    Chuck Schneider never worried about his son, Jason, as he led Baltimore County SWAT team raids, because his oldest child "was born to do the job." But even for officers who put in 101 percent, the work can be dangerous. So instead of hanging out with...
  • Havre de Grace honors those who served with ceremony at Tydings Park

    Havre de Grace honors those who served with ceremony at Tydings Park
    Wreaths, rifle salutes and speeches about storied military battles lent a somber tone to a sunny, breezy Memorial Day Monday morning at Havre de Grace's Millard Tydings Park, overlooking a Susquehanna River filled with sailboats and other craft. Havre...
  • For Aberdeen, Memorial Day is not just 'a red-letter day on a calendar'

    For Aberdeen, Memorial Day is not just 'a red-letter day on a calendar'
    The phrase "old soldiers never die; they just fade away," has long been a staple of soldiers' songs, and it was even uttered by famed Gen. Douglas MacArthur. The phrase has become part of the American lexicon, but Aberdeen Mayor Mike Bennett broke...
  • Tribute to Western Maryland College professor who died in Vietnam War [Eagle Archives]

    Tribute to Western Maryland College professor who died in Vietnam War [Eagle Archives]
    Etched in the black granite memorial of the Carroll County Vietnam Memorial Park on Willis Street are the names and faces of the county's 18 fallen heroes from the Vietnam War. The likeness of Lt. Col. James B. Moore, who was born on Jan. 6, 1931, in...
  • Veterans' cross in Maryland at the center of national battle

    Veterans' cross in Maryland at the center of national battle
    — Fred Edwords remembers the first time he saw the giant cross rising over this small town in Prince George's County. The Peace Cross, as it's known locally, commemorates the county's World War I dead. A plaque at the base of the 40-foot structure...