It was a funeral re-enactment, but the tears that glistened on Cindy King's cheeks were real. The 67-year-old from Littlestown, Pa., took part in the retelling of Abraham Lincoln's funeral rites on Saturday at the B&O Railroad Museum, embodying a civilian overcome with emotion at the sight of the assassinated president's remains. And she scarcely wept alone.
Harford County residents, especially in the Bel Air area, will have no shortage of things to do this coming weekend as they can fly a kite, check out classic cars, take in the famed My Lady's Manor steeplechase horse race, get locally-grown produce at the Bel Air farmer's market or learn more about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing particularly American malady — the assassination of the nation's political leaders.
Georges R. Garinther, a retired Army civilian engineer who studied ordnance noise and once examined the acoustics of the John F. Kennedy assassination, died of complications from heart disease and Alzheimer's disease March 9 at his daughter's Havre de Grace home. He was 79.
In life and death, President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated 50 years ago Friday, had numerous ties to Harford County, beyond the Northeastern Expressway that traverses the county and bears his name.
Watching archival video of the news coverage of JFK's assassination makes me feel a little like I lived in the Dark Ages, compared to the students of today, who have the whole universe at the ready inside their iPhones.
"Camelot Requiem," which receives its world premiere this weekend with Baltimore area singers and instrumentalists, is the latest and perhaps most ambitious undertaking to date of the Figaro Project, a DIY organization founded by soprano Caitlin Vincent in 2009.
Morton A. Sacks, a retired trial lawyer and former assistant attorney general, died of heart disease Aug. 29 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. The Linthicum resident, who lived for 40 years in Bolton Hill, was 74.