world war II

May 26, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Now You Can Walk in the Shoes of Bethesda’s Tuskegee Airman

Michael Jordan’s Air Jordans and Kanye West’s Yeezys have some new competition. And from a very unlikely source. “Kitten” by the 100 year-old retired Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, one of the last living Tuskegee Airmen (or, P-51B “Kitten” of Brigadier General Charles McGee Men’s Low Top Canvas Shoes) have officially entered the sneaker wars. McGee’s […]

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May 11, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Montgomery County Veterans to be Honored With Website Tribute

In honor of Memorial Day, the Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs is honoring all county service members who have died in military actions in an online tribute. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Commission cannot hold in-person celebrations, so it has created a special section of its website dedicated to the fallen heroes of […]

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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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February 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Tuskegee Airman from Bethesda Honored with Super Bowl Coin Toss

Col. Charles McGee, 100-year-old former Tuskegee Airman and Bethesda resident, participated in the 54th Super Bowl coin toss on Feb. 2.  The @49ers win the toss and elect to defer. The @Chiefs will take the ball to start the game. 📺: #SBLIV | 6:30pm ET on FOX📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app pic.twitter.com/xrd6RIQ7Qo — […]

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February 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Warrior Canine Connection Restores Barn to Help More Veterans

Since moving to Boyds in 2016, the Warrior Canine Connection has continued helping military veterans and their families heal their wounds, both visible and invisible. The nonprofit organization breeds yellow and black labs, as well as golden retrievers. Immediately from birth, every puppy undergoes extensive training, preparing to work as a service dog for veterans. […]

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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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