honoring veterans

March 5, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Black D-Day Hero’s Widow Fights for His Medal of Honor

Joann Woodson spent years investigating contributions black residents made in Clarksburg’s development since the 1800s. Because of her research as president for the Clarksburg Historical Society, two new elementary schools were named after her ancestors: Snowden Farm Elementary School and Wilson Wims Elementary School. Through her work with Clarksburg Historical Society, Woodson, a lifelong resident […]

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March 5, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County Commission Honors 20 Vietnam War Veterans at Civic Building

The Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs is honoring 20 Vietnam War and Era veterans at the Silver Spring Civic Building through the month of May. There will be detailed tributes displayed in the Buffalo Soldiers Great Hall of the building and the tributes are free to view anytime. National Vietnam War Veterans Day is […]

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November 13, 2016 | Staff Writer

Rockville Honors Veterans at Ceremony on Nov. 11 at Veterans Park (PHOTOS)

A Rockville veteran of the United States Marine Corps who now serves in the U.S. Army Reserve, Sgt. Maj. Ross Bagwell, was the featured speaker at the annual Veterans Day ceremony in Rockville on Nov. 11. The event was held at Veterans Park, and it included a wreath-laying and a military salute by the American […]

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November 11, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Rockville Observes Veterans Day at Veterans Park (PHOTOS)

Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton and other officials honored veterans at a special ceremony on Nov. 11 at Veterans Park. The event included a wreath-laying ceremony and a 21-gun salute by the American Legion Post 86 Honor Guard. Retired Navy Yeoman 3rd Class Roger Langley, a long time Rockville resident, described his experiences serving on the […]

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August 28, 2015 | Aline Barros

Vietnam Vet Shares His Story About a Return Visit to Vietnam (VIDEO)

Broadcast journalist Bob Schieffer will host Montgomery County’s Salute to Vietnam Veterans on Oct. 24. Schieffer, who recently retired as host of the CBS show Face the Nation, has agreed to host and be guest speaker as Montgomery County will honor the men and women who served the nation during the Vietnam War. Among the […]

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November 8, 2012 | Staff Writer

Honoring Montgomery County’s World War ll Veterans (Video)

Montgomery County honored local World War ll veterans at a ceremony at the Silver Spring Civic Building earlier this year. Hundreds of local veterans attended the service. Although it’s been 70 some years,  MyMCMedia Sonya Burke reports that the memories of the war still are painful for the veterans to talk about today and that’s […]

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