Matt Snyder attended Sandymount Elementary School and West Middle School before graduating from Westminster High School in 2003. In October of that year, he enlisted in the Marines Corps. In March of 2006, he was killed while serving in Iraq.
Some organizations in the county are continuing to keep the memory of those lost alive. The Town of Mount Airy lost two of its residents during the attack on the Pentagon. In honor of these two men, the town will be holding its annual Patriot Day Ceremony at 7 p.m. at Pine Grove Chapel on Main Street.
Navy will host the inaugural Veterans Classic at the Naval Academy men's basketball event on Friday, Nov. 14. The Midshipmen will welcome 2014 NCAA tournament teams Michigan State, Tennessee and Virginia Commonwealth to Alumni Hall in what they anticipate will be the first of an annual event running through 2017.
Column presents history of Memorial Day, with items of interest in Laurel. The Laurel Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association hosts guest speaker Bruce Hoener, of the Mid Atlantic Air Museum, at its June 28 meeting.
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.
A proposed change in the number of half-days and the time set aside for parent-teacher conferences drew critics to the Howard County Board of Education meeting Thursday, Jan. 9, to speak out against the proposed calendar and advocate for suggestions from the calendar committee disregarded by Superintendent Renee Foose and her cabinet.
In downtown Towson, an increasingly vibrant area where criminal activity seems to take on greater meaning than elsewhere in the county, a dedicated Citizens on Patrol group now hopes to contribute to that successful collaboration.
Given the level of coordination the school system has shown in putting student days off together in blocks, there's reason to believe they'll be able to find a way to close schools on Veterans Day sooner rather than later.
The members of the Havre de Grace High School marching band have performed at high-profile events in prior years, but they performed on what their director called "the biggest stage we've ever been on" Monday when they took part in the Veterans Day parade in New York City.
Several veterans who attended the Veterans Day ceremony in Havre de Grace Monday had not heard about the event in advance, but they stopped to listen to speakers honor veterans and their service to the country.
On the job as a member of the Coast Guard, Ryan Kazmarek said he learned responsibility and discipline. But off-duty, the Dundalk man struggled with a "work hard, party hard lifestyle" that led him to alcoholism and — after he left the service — homelessness.
Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown marked Veterans Day by releasing a five-part plan for former members of the armed forces, including a tax break and help with employment and housing.
In honor of Veterans Day, Howard County is expanding options for wounded veterans who seek healing in nature. County Executive Ken Ulman announced Tuesday that the county is partnering with a therapeutic services group for veterans to improve accessibility at one of Howard's best fly-fishing spots.
Resurrection-St. Paul School in Ellicott City celebrates Veterans Day with a breakfast for veterans and a celebratory mass. The school is partnering with the Armed Forces Foundation for a week of "Operation Caring Classroom."
Post-military service can be a period of anxiety and uncertainty. So many men and women return and ask themselves: what now? The Labor Department is here to help answer that question with an array of programs designed to clear pathways into the middle class.
Mixed emotions led Allan Stover to come clean with the military about having enlisted at 14 — and, ultimately, to found Veterans of Underage Military Service, a nonprofit created for the thousands who served before they were old enough.