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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Has World War III begun? [Commentary]

    Has World War III begun? [Commentary]
    While recently commemorating the World War I centenary at an Italian military cemetery, Pope Francis declared: "Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres,...
  • East Columbia 50+ offers caregiver support group

    East Columbia 50+ offers caregiver support group
    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •50+ LGBT Support and Social Group. First...
  • Prospect Hill Cemetery restoration honors Baltimore's 1814 defenders

    Prospect Hill Cemetery restoration honors Baltimore's 1814 defenders
    Among the bustling build-up in the center of Towson, where bigger and brighter seems to take the lead in the development of multiplex cinemas and popular restaurants, a quiet but significant restoration is happening in an unlikely place — Prospect...
  • Dundalk commemorates forgotten battle of a forgotten war

    Dundalk commemorates forgotten battle of a forgotten war
    If the War of 1812 is the forgotten war, then the landing of the British near Dundalk is perhaps a battle few ever knew even happened. But to thousands of visitors to Fort Howard this weekend, the Battle of North Point was vivid — they felt the...
  • Elkridge gentleman becomes an officer in 1965 [History Matters]

    July 1965 "Promoted to Lt. Colonel: James Paul Libertini of 5810 Lawyers Hill Road in Elkridge has recently been promoted to the rank of Lt. Colonel in the United States Army Reserve. He is a member of the 6176th U.S. Army terminal, USAR, Baltimore,...
  • Howard Community College creates online resource from World War II interviews

    Howard Community College creates online resource from World War II interviews
    Don Casey has attended every annual reunion of the 238th Combat Engineer Battalion since the first in 1947. He shares stories of the battalion's battles in World War II, including its part in D-Day, the airborne and beach assault on Normandy, France, 70...
  • Pylesville World War II veteran honored for service on 90th birthday

    Pylesville World War II veteran honored for service on 90th birthday
    Members of the Grande View community in Pylesville gathered Saturday, June 7, to honor their friend and neighbor, Jim Bradley Sr., a World War II veteran whose 90th birthday fell on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion a day earlier. The D-Day...
  • D-Day is dumb day for too many

    D-Day is dumb day for too many
    Given the numerous studies revealing how American education lags behind instruction in other countries in disciplines once thought to be essential, it should come as no surprise that on the 70th anniversary of D-Day, a lot of people are clueless about...
  • A veteran vocal presence at Memorial Day ceremonies

    A veteran vocal presence at Memorial Day ceremonies
    There were no somber crowds, no guest tents, no military musicians or American Gold Star mothers, not even flags on the flagpoles, as Alan Walden toured the Circle of the Immortals at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens on a chilly, misty morning, two weeks...
  • Lutherville man travels to England where uncle died a hero in WWII

    Lutherville man travels to England where uncle died a hero in WWII
    On a wall calendar in their Lutherville kitchen, the Blum family keeps various appointments and relatives' birthdays jotted down in fairly small, neatly written Magic Marker script. But for the week of May 25 to 29, the words "London," "Cambridge" and...
  • On the 9/11 memorial and museum [Commentary]

    On the 9/11 memorial and museum [Commentary]
    The new memorial and museum commemorating the worst attack on the continental United States in history stands starkly as remembrance of that morning in lower Manhattan nearly 13 years ago when terrorism rained down on the Twin Towers from those two...
  • Celebrate First Fridays downtown, American Legion post

    It's June First Fridays, dear readers, This evening (Friday) in downtown Havre de Grace, 5 to 9 p.m. In addition, the Joseph L. Davis, Post 47 American Legion, 501 St. John St. will hold a pavilion party this evening, 5 to 8 p.m., with live music and...