This year's Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens will be the first since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the start of the long wars in Afghanistan in Iraq, in which there is no new Marylander killed overseas to add to the rolls.
Lesley Brinton, 49, of West Laurel, said honoring America's military propelled her to join American Legion Post 60 in Laurel. As the daughter of a World War II Navy veteran, she grew up in suburban Pittsburgh cherishing the story of how America gained its freedom, while preaching the importance of preserving and protecting it at any price.
On Saturday, World War II veterans James Wilderson and Catonsville resident William Foreman will be honored during the opening ceremonies for the second annual Field of Honor on the Maiden Choice Lane campus of the Charlestown retirement community.
Community members and American Legion members on Thursday afternoon protested in front of the York Road site earmarked for 101 York student housing project. Opponents say it will effect on traffic, crime and parking in nearby neighborhoods. American Legion members say also the development will also environmentally adversely affect the stream bed on the legion's property.
Riverfront Park in Laurel is closed today, May 15, and the American Legion commuter parking lot is expected to be closed Friday morning, according to city spokeswoman Audrey Barnes, who said city officials took action in acticipation of possible flooding with the forecast of up to three inches of rain today and tomorrow.
Residents and American Legion members testified Tuesday against the 101 York student housing project at the Baltimore County Council taking issue with the development's size and impact on traffic and crime. County Councilman David Marks and business leaders say the mixed-use project fits both the county Master Plan and the Walkable Towson Plan while addressing a need to house Towson University students.
Opponents of a proposed retail and student housing development at the corner of York Road and Burke Avenue, 101 York, will take the issue to the streets Thursday during rush hour.Members of the American Legion and the Greater Towson Council of Community Associations will bring signs and hand out fliers at the intersection between 4:30 and 6 p.m.
Bond Mill PTO Carnival is Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prince George's County Department of Environmental Resources will no longer accept yard waste such as grass, leaves and sticks in plastic bags, must use paper bags or a reusable container. West Laurel Civic Association 2014 spring General Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the West Laurel Community Building. West Laurel mourns the loss of Chuck Lavin who passed away in April after a long illness.
In a program unique among the service academies, young people from the Naval Academy, on the threshold of their military careers, are visiting veterans at the end of their lives to acknowledge their service as only another member of the military can.
The Havre de Grace Community-wide Yard Sale is Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (raindate Sunday April 27). Spaces are still available, 410-939-6562 for $10 (benefits Havre de Grace Historic Preservation Commission).
By By Ron Browning and 410-939-6562; fax 410-939-1833
Officials with Amtrak are seeking the public's input as they begin a three-year study regarding the refurbishment – or replacement – of their 108-year-old railroad bridge across the Susquehanna River between Harford and Cecil counties.