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For the better part of a decade, Jill Crowther-Peters has portrayed the widowed seamstress who stitched the Star-Spangled Banner, but on Thursday she had the chance to really feel what it was like to be her. Crowther-Peters, dressed as 19th-century...
While the stars and stripes of the American flag fly high on a daily basis, one day a year, the red, white and blue banner is the object of particular reverence. About 40 people gathered to recognize Flag Day Wednesday afternoon at Hagerstown’s...
Tags: Holidays, Woodrow Wilson
Ahoy! I am pleased to be arriving back to my home berth with my column after a couple years' absence from the Daily Pilot while I was writing for a neighboring newspaper. The year was 2001 when I began writing my nautical column for the Daily Pilot...
The white-haired Bosnian grabbed his certificate of citizenship with two hands, held it over his head and smiled broadly. A South Korean woman bowed. A long-haired woman from Ecuador posed like a beauty queen. They were some of the 40 immigrants (from 31...
I would like to thank the Buell-Bragg VFW Post 3634 and the American Legion Post 18 Honor Guard of Stanford for performing the opening flag ceremony for the Boyle County Fair. They did a stupendous job of honoring our veterans, both living and deceased....
Tags: Memorial Day, American Legion
Baltimore will launch its commemoration of the War of 1812 by land, sea and air this week, starting with parachute jumps into Camden Yards and a parade of tall ships into the harbor. The history-filled week features music, fireworks and an air show over...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterTHREE OAKS -- Mother Nature and Uncle Sam were working cooperatively Sunday when it came time for the annual Three Oaks Flag Day Parade. The showers and gray skies of morning gave way to sunshine and temperatures in the 80s for the afternoon parade,...
June 14 will be Flag Day. Let us protect its dignity. There is much more to America than spacious skies, amber waves of grain, purple mountains and fruited plains. The real beauty lies in its people and ordinary common folk who live in the cities, little...
Recently, there was an interesting confluence of stories in the paper. Though probably unintended, a story about the new future tenants at Burbank's the Pointe office building (“KCET, DC Comics move in to area, June 25) was followed the next day...
June 14 was Flag Day. I put my flag out early, as I do every day. In driving from North Glendale to downtown, I counted the number of flags displayed on homes, mainly on residential streets. I counted seven. What is wrong with people? Don’t...
Tags: Girl Scouts of the USA
I spoke last week during a Presidents Day luncheon at a local church on the subject of “patriotism.” After beginning the speech with vignettes about several of our 44 presidents, my remarks turned to our pledge of allegiance to the flag....
ReporterRoanoke's famous star atop Mill Mountain will return to its original color lights starting this Sunday. Since the terrorist attacks in 2001, the star has been lit red, white and blue. After 10 years, city officials decided it was time to change back...
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