"A people without history is like the wind on the buffalo grass" is a saying attributed to the Sioux tribe of Native American Indians. What The Aegis has done throughout its existence that began in 1856 is make sure the people of Harford County are not "like the wind on the buffalo grass" by recording local history.
Despite the sneers of MSNBC hosts and the disdainful manner of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Benghazi matters. And it matters in ways we don't yet even understand -- deep, fractious ways that reveal a major front in the culture war almost no one seems to understand or want to even talk about.
A modest crowd gathered around the Keeper's House in Havre de Grace Saturday morning to hear tales from two Africans who fought side-by-side whites in the British and American armies during the War of 1812.
Ray W. Kauffman, who owned and operated E.J. Codd machine shop in Southeast Baltimore, died of sarcoma complications April 28 at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson. The lifelong Roland Park resident was 88.
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.
Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., a retired Eastern Shore vegetable farmer who was a 11th-generation member of the family that settled a farm that is now Todd's Inheritance Historic Site in North Point, died Sunday of respiratory failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 92.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Havre de Grace won't be the only happening spot in Harford County this weekend. Events are planned throughout Harford, beginning with First Fridays in Bel Air and Havre de Grace, an American Civil War Day at Southampton Middle School, a 5K benefit run at Harford Community College and a handful of high school plays.
Eagle 1, the Harford County Sheriff's Office's newly acquired Bell OH-58 helicopter, took its inaugural operational flight on the morning of April 17 in front of a crowd of leading officials in the law enforcement agency.
There is no doubt that national security is of paramount importance. But, what if Maryland can protect one of its crown jewel military assets, the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, while also boosting domestic energy security and taking advantage of the economic development wind energy provides in an area in need of good jobs and investment?
Archaeologists have uncovered a wall of that structure as they embark on a dig for more understanding of what happened when thousands of militiamen camped along the hills of southeast Baltimore during the War of 1812.
Lawyers argued for almost two hours Thursday whether the skinny, hollow-cheeked young man from Ellicott City sitting in court was a dangerous al-Qaida plotter or a kid with undiagnosed psychological problems who had been misled by a cabal of bumbling terrorist wannabes.
William A. Hubbard, a retired chemical engineer who headed a Baltimore business that created the orange-color coatings for Howard Johnson restaurant roofs, died of heart failure Monday at his Towson home. He was 92.
At 53 years old in 1972, Jackie Robinson died much too soon. Too soon to receive his presidential Medal of Freedom, too soon to see his friend Dr. King recognized with a national holiday, and too soon to witness the election of the first black president. Yet, Robinson deserves recognition not only for his athletic accomplishments, but also for his commitment to justice. The price of a baseball ticket is a nice gesture toward such recognition, but emulating Robinson's approach, as we seek to
Col. Jesse D. Mitchell Jr., a World War II P-51 Mustang combat fighter pilot who later commanded the Maryland National Guard's 175th Tactical Fighter Group, died Friday of cancer at the Charlestown Retirement Community. He was 90.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
In our democratic system, power lies in numbers, and those numbers are in favor of the civil and human rights community more and more each year. The Mason-Dixon Line still sits north of the Maryland border, but Maryland is not seceding from the South; it is demonstrating the South's future.
The American Rosie the Riveter Association exists to recognize and preserve the history and legacy of working women during World War II. Their membership was expanded beyond the iconic Rosies that worked in shipyards and plants to include all women who contributed to the war effort by joining the workforce. Two Laurel Rosies are active members of the group, Wilma Foster and Lorraine Miller.
The conventional view in Washington is that Mr. Putin is a belligerent authoritarian intent upon expanding Russia's borders and confronting the West. What the White House refuses to acknowledge, however, is that the Russian leader is simply acting in what he believes to be his country's best interest.
We are marking a solemn anniversary: three years since the beginning of the war in Syria. To many in the United States, this conflict can seem overwhelming or even hopeless, yet there are signs of hope among the despair.
William Kenneth "Mac" McCardell, a retired United States Fidelity and Guaranty insurance executive and World War II veteran, died of congestive heart failure March 31 at the Stella Maris Rehabilitation Center. The Mays Chapel resident was 92.
At the end of January, a team of chemists and engineers left Aberdeen Proving Ground for the Mediterranean Sea to lead the historic destruction of Syria's chemical weapons. More than two months later, they're still waiting for the mission to start.