world war II

February 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Leggett to Rename Civic Center’s Great Hall to Honor African American Soldiers

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is expected to join residents on Feb. 27 to rename the Great Hall at the Silver Spring Civic Center to the “The Buffalo Soldiers Great Hall.” During the renaming ceremony, a former Buffalo Soldier and longtime Silver Spring resident James Harden Daughtery, will be recognized. Daugherty, who passed away in […]

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May 30, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Celebrates Memorial Day at Christman Park (VIDEO)

The city of Gaithersburg will celebrate Memorial Day at 11 a.m. at Christman Park on May 30th. You are invited to join the Mayor and City Council, City staff and honored guests in a tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The city has also produced a special video, see […]

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May 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Rebroadcast of Tributes to our Veterans

County Cable Montgomery (CCM), Montgomery County’s government cable station, will honor veterans by rebroadcasting two shows this Memorial Day weekend. The shows were tributes to veterans of World War II and Vietnam that were produced by the County’s PEG (Public / Education / Government) organization of public television stations. The shows will appear on County […]

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March 2, 2016 | Elaine Blackman

‘A Guide to the Conduct of the War’ — A Short Story

War stories aren’t my favorite, but after my dad passed away in 2014, I read the book “The Brigade.” It’s a true story that’s similar, I’ve learned, to his U.S. Army mission after WWII ended. Now I’m sharing a war story Harry wrote, possibly soon after his Army service. Did he base it on personal […]

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August 19, 2015 | Aline Barros

70th Anniversary of WWII Victory To Be Marked With Special Tribute (VIDEO)

Japan surrendered to Allied forces on the summer of 1945, and that ended World War II. Seventy years later, local and international musicians and singers are scheduled to perform at Never Forgotten: A Musical Tribute to the End of the World War II on Sept. 5 at the Strathmore in North Bethesda. This tribute will feature accomplished […]

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August 9, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Tuskegee Airman Returns to Flight at Age 90 (VIDEO)

It’s a wish come true. At the age of 90, Lt. Floyd Collins returns to flight thanks to some help from some volunteer pilots at the Montgomery County Airpark. CCM’s Susan Kenedy has his story. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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July 5, 2013 | Staff Writer

Generation Great: World War II Documentary (Video)

Hear first hand accounts of World War II from veterans who were there. Sixteen Montgomery County residents share war experiences that span the globe, reflecting service in each branch of the military. Evident throughout is their patriotism, courage, work ethic, and modesty — this is truly a “great generation.” Take a look: You can also […]

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November 30, 2012 | Staff Writer

An Untold Story of World War II (Photos)

The Montgomery County Council on Nov. 27 honored Japanese-American veterans of World War II, many of whom chose to live in the county over the past seven decades. Many of the soldiers volunteered for military service after being among the 117,000 Japanese-Americans placed in internment camps after the war started. The segregated 442nd Regimental Combat […]

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September 20, 2012 | Staff Writer

“Extraordinary Men and Women” (Video)

In this video clip, broadcast journalist Ted Koppel tells MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke what he thought of Montgomery County’s Sept. 19 salute to the area’s World War II veterans. Take a look. Koppel, a Potomac resident, helped host the event. View a video about this extraordinary event here. Broadcast journalist Ted Koppel Pays Tribute To Veterans.

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September 20, 2012 | Staff Writer

Ted Koppel at Montgomery Honors Veterans

Koppel Pays Tribute to Veterans (Video)

Legendary broadcast journalist Ted Koppel, a Potomac resident, helped host Montgomery County’s Sept. 19 tribute to the area’s World War II veterans. In this video clip, Koppel tells MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke why these veterans mean so much to him personally. View a video about this extraordinary event here. Ted Koppel talks about these “Extraordinary Men […]

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