Ask the Undertaker – Memorial Day Remembrance

  Ask the Undertaker Memorial Day Remembrance “It was hot in April 1942 when more than 75 thousand of us, starving, dehydrated, ill and/or emaciated began a march of nearly 80 miles through the tropical heat of the Philippines. Despite the poor conditions, the Japanese command calculated this to only last 3 days.  They obviously […]

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An Annapolis Landmark – The USNA Chapel

An Annapolis Landmark – The USNA Chapel By Ellen Moyer It dominates the skyline. From the Severn River, City Harbor, Ritchie Highway and King George Street, the green patina of the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel’s giant dome in Annapolis compels our attention. It hovers above us, a beacon beckoning us to find shelter, and once […]

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Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes By E. Hovey Each year at the beginning of December two holiday traditions commemorate the lives of America’s fallen heroes. If you participate in one or both of these memorable events, you will find it worth the trip. At dusk on Saturday, Dec. 6, the graves of the more than 23,000 […]

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The Oneidas Helped Save Our Revolutionary Army

The Oneidas Helped Save Our Revolutionary Army By Tom Lloyd (No matter where you stand on the name of the Washington Redskins, there can be no question about the noble role the Oneida Indians played in the Revolutionary War.)  If you thought this past Winter was a tough one, you don’t know Winter. In the […]

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When the War Came to the Bay

When the War Came to the Bay By Henry S. Parker, PhD             Around the shores of Chesapeake Bay and beneath its murky waters, the legacy of World War II lies buried and largely forgotten. As we approach Memorial Day and the anniversary of D-Day, we naturally think of Normandy on the Atlantic and the […]

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Memorialize a Departed Loved One

Memorialize a Departed Loved One By Leah Lancione           It’s never easy to say goodbye to loved ones, but there are ways to keep their spirit alive while also bringing a smile to people’s faces. It’s particularly special to memorialize a veteran because by honoring just one, you are, in effect, acknowledging the service and […]

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Operation Welcome Home Maryland

OPERATION WELCOME HOME MARYLAND Patriotism in Action By Joanne R. Alloway        If you haven’t experienced the joy of greeting, welcoming and thanking returning service members back to American soil after deployments, you are missing out on something very patriotic. Recently my friend Elizabeth and I went to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to experience […]

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Ask the Undertaker

Ask the Undertaker After a rough Winter, we all have been anticipating the long-awaited Spring and the official opening area of pools on Memorial Day. This holiday also offers a day off from work and school, when family and friends gather together for an outdoor picnic. But is today’s Memorial Day celebration much different from […]

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Zumwalt: A Fascinating Biography of a Brilliant Leader

Berman’s Zumwalt: A Fascinating Biography of a Brilliant Leader By Leah Lancione President Harry S. Truman is quoted as saying, “Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” That […]

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A Pearl Harbor Survivor

A Pearl Harbor Survivor By Henry S. Parker   Early in the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, when the first bombs began to drop, my mother was making cornbread in my parents’ beachfront cottage in Oahu, Hawaii. She didn’t hear the explosions because their house was some distance from the action, but she was annoyed […]

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