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Monday, May 28, 2012

CDR Matthew Shipley is the main speaker at #Westminster's 145 #Memorial Day

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Folks have already begun to line #Westminster Main St for #Memorial Day parade

Eagle Archive: Wampler's life of service made him an apt participant on #Westminster #Memorial Day http://tinyurl.com/7vojfmx

Eagle Archive: Wampler's life of service made him an apt participant on #Westminster #Memorial Day http://tinyurl.com/7vojfmx

Atlee Wampler was a tall man who maintained a military bearing forged in heavy combat throughout WWII, all his life

Wampler served as the #Westminster #Carroll Co #Memorial Day parade marshall from 1947 until his death in 1991 http://tinyurl.com/7vojfmx


On May 28, Carroll County and Westminster will mark the 145th observance of Memorial Day with an expanded parade and three-days of activities — thanks to all the hard work of American Legion Carroll Post No. 31 and leaders like Skip Amass, coordinator of this year's activities.

The tradition of the parade and ceremony in Westminster began in 1868, when Mary Bostwick Shellman followed General John A. Logan's May 5, 1868, General Order No. 11 — which called upon people to adorn the graves of Union soldiers with flowers.

She gathered a group of schoolchildren for that task, and they walked from the old schoolhouse on Center Street to Westminster Cemetery.

As with all the many stories in Carroll, the hands and hearts of countless individuals and community organizations have guided and nurtured the observances over the years. The list is long and celebrated.

However, one of the names historically synonymous with Memorial Day is particularly worthy of note — Atlee Willis Wampler Jr… READ MORE: http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0520-20120519,0,5649787.story




Recently on Explore Carroll and Eagle Archives - by Kevin Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/7q46ksr



[20120526 To those who serve thank you] http://tinyurl.com/7q46ksr
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Reflections on #Memorial Day by Kevin E. Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/br3hams The Tentacle Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Tentacle Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Reflections on #Memorial Day by Kevin E. Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/br3hams



Next Monday is Memorial Day. For many it is more than a holiday, it is a day when we gather as a community to express our gratitude to our country’s men and women in uniform, who by their sacrifice cannot be with us to enjoy the day… http://www.thetentacle.com/ShowArticle.cfm?mydocid=5122

This year, Westminster and Carroll County will mark its 145th observance of Memorial Day with an expanded parade and four-days of activities.

The tradition of the parade and ceremony in Westminster began in 1868, when Mary Bostwick Shellman followed General John A. Logan’s May 5, 1868, General Order No. 11 to adorn the graves of Union soldiers with flowers. She gathered a group of schoolchildren for the task and they walked from the old schoolhouse on Center Street to Westminster Cemetery.

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Last week I wrote about a local community leader, Atlee Willis Wampler, Jr., who served as the Westminster Memorial Day parade marshal for more than 44 years, from just after World War II until he passed away March 11, 1991.

[…]

That said, I have grown exhausted with the gut-wrenching existentialism and overwhelming fatigue that accompanies covering military funerals for the paper.

I was quite struck by a May 6 article in The Washington Post by Ian Shapira, “Barbara Robbins: A slain CIA secretary’s life and death,” about a little-known Vietnam War casualty from a bombing that occurred in Saigon March 30, 1965.

According to the article, “The CIA director revealed only a few details about the 21-year-old woman, a secretary among spies. In the agency’s annual memorial service for employees killed on the job, then-Director Leon E. Panetta announced that a new name had been inscribed with calligraphy inside the CIA’s Book of Honor: Barbara Annette Robbins, who had volunteered to go to Saigon during the Vietnam War…

[…]

The story of Ms. Robbins is compelling and evocative. Yet for me, what I found particularly haunting was the black and white picture of a very young American, in a far-off land, defending our freedoms, staring right at us.


The Tentacle Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Reflections on #Memorial Day by Kevin E. Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/br3hams




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Generations have been touched by Frock's 4-H and church leadership By Kevin Dayhoff, May 3, 2012

Eagle Archive: Generations have been touched by Frock's 4-H and church leadership http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0506-20120502,0,7820360.story



Fourteen years ago — on April 12, 1998 — the Baltimore Sun carried an article about my neighbor and good friend, Kathryn Myers Frock, in which it was noted:

"The Westminster woman, who is believed to be the longest-serving 4-H volunteer in the country, was surprised recently to be honored for 58 years of volunteer service.

"Fifty-eight years? thought Frock. Why 58?

"'Maybe they don't think I'm going to be here for 60 years,' she said with a smile."

Well, Frock made it to 60 years. As a matter of fact, make that 74 years that she was a 4-H leader and volunteer fair judge.

That said, with Frock, it was not as much about the quantity of years, but the quality.


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by Kevin Dayhoff


This is the time of the year when many citizens turn their attention to the budget processes of Carroll County government and its eight municipalities. No matter where you live in Carroll County, money matters.

Statewide, Gov. Martin O'Malley has announced that on Monday, May 14, the General Assembly will get together for a couple of days to raise taxes and enact more laws, rules and regulations. (For more on this read, "Delegation says county stands to lose $1 million in special session," on ExploreCarroll.com.)... http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/opinion-talk/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0513-20120509,0,1799107.story


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By Kevin Dayhoff, kevindayhoff@gmail.com April 30, 2012


When spring rolls around, many of us have home improvement projects to tackle. But few of those result in community-wide interest or historical significance. (Unless, that is, you count the alligator-filled moat I was thinking about installing.)

But on April 29, 1891, Dr. Jacob J. Weaver Jr. of Uniontown began the construction of an indoor bathroom — and kept a detailed dairy of the project to preserve for history.

Of course, having an indoor bathroom was a big deal in those days.

"The idea of an indoor bathroom was almost unknown until the early 20th century," according to historian Jay Graybeal, who wrote about Weaver's bathroom construction diary a number of years ago for the Historical Society of Carroll County.

Today, the historical society has Weaver's diary on file, in case you'd like to consult his plans. His project was completed on June 2 at a cost of $554. Your results may vary.

We should note that the First National Bank of Westminster made sure Weaver was "flush" with cash — the bank loaned him $500 for the project earlier in April.

On April 26, 1927, the City of Westminster was also looking forward to a few improvements. It was on that date that the Maryland General Assembly approved legislation to allow the city to borrow a total of $75,000 at a rate of interest not to exceed 4 1/2 percent.

The legislation specifically noted "that the money derived from the sale of said bonds shall be used and applied exclusively to the paving and improving of the streets, curbs, and gutters of the town, heretofore decided upon by the Mayor and Common Council of Westminster." … http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0429-20120430,0,6008258.story




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Eagle Archive: Calling all 'well-behaved players' for baseball in Carroll County




You may have noticed that the Baltimore Orioles have gotten off to a good start so far in the young 2012 season.

Hope springs eternal, and spring makes me eternally hopeful, so it's only fitting to note that baseball was also on the minds of Carroll County readers more than 110 years ago.

On this day in 1899, a local newspaper carried a news story that the local "Westminster Base Ball Club" was looking for a few good baseball players…

"The Westminster Base Ball Club ... desires to win the championship and toward that end desires to have a team composed of good players who will be able to play good base ball, and will take full advantage of the five mile limit in order to obtain the players if they can not be gotten in this city." …

What is that 'five-mile limit' all about? We may need to call upon local historian and Carroll County baseball history expert Dan Hartzler.


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According to Mary Ann Ashcraft, an historian for the Historical Society, "Baseball was a big draw in all parts of the county, and competition between local teams often got very intense…"

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In the April 22, 1899 article that appeared in the now-defunct Democratic Advocate newspaper, it is interesting to review the set of qualifications desired by the Westminster Base Ball Club.

“While no roughness or rowdyism on the team will be permitted, the team will be no kid glove affair, to the detriment of good ball playing, but every effort will be made to obtain a representative club of conscientious, efficient, and well-behaved ball players…

“The team announced last week will be permanent only so far as the members, so announced, are able to play good ball and play regularly.”

Where do I sign up? Put me in coach, I’m ready to play.

When he is not listening to Orioles baseball on WTTR, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at… http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0422-20120418,0,1682881.story

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New Windsor history includes hogs, white elephants and health-giving waters March 24, 2012 By Kevin Dayhoff, http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0325-20120324,0,7033929.story

Eagle Archive: Carroll County Pasta Growers Association faced serious issues in spring 1917, April 1, 2012 by Kevin Dayhoff - http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/opinion-talk/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0401-20120328,0,7758279.story

Eagle Archive: Minding your manners, the community college, and post office were in the news years ago April 8, 2012 By Kevin Dayhoff

Eagle Archive: Measuring county's wealth in terms of cash, crops and heritage Baltimore Sun By Kevin Dayhoff, April 14, 2012 http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0415-20120411,0,6968390.story Around 1919, a local newspaper took issue with an article in a Baltimore paper that had credited "Yolo County, Calif., with the record of any county in the United States as being the wealthiest." April 15, 2012 http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2012/04/eagle-archive-by-kevin-dayhoff.html

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April 14, 2012 ...overlooked Carroll county." When he's not bragging about how great it is to live and work in Carroll County…

Eagle Archive: Carroll County Pasta Growers Association faced serious issues in spring 1917 BY KEVIN DAYHOFF, April 1, 2012 ...When he's not celebrating April Fool's Day with his rare "Westminster Imagination" pasta bushes…

Eagle Archive: Shopping for a silver anniversary present for TownMall March 24, 2012 ...around from 1987. Happy birthday to TownMall. When he is not looking for birthday cake in the food court, Kevin Dayhoff

Eagle Archives: New Windsor history includes hogs, white elephants and health-giving waters March 24, 2012 ...to the Public Service Commission." When he is not worrying about chasing hogs and white elephants out of town, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at BY KEVIN DAYHOFF

Eagle Archive: In 1879, it didn't take much to get run out of Westminster March 17, 2012 ...Crapster fined Green $2 and $8 costs, and the State's attorney gave Hines fifteen minutes to leave the city." Kevin Dayhoff is on his best behavior so he is not run out of town. He may be reached at … BY KEVIN DAYHOFF, …

In 1885, Westminster did a little Orioles bird hunting on the diamond February 25, 2012 ...team by a score of 9 to 7." When he's not trying out as a walk-on candidate for Orioles' spring training, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at … BY KEVIN DAYHOFF
McDaniel's new Gill Stadium will take its place in college's athletic history February 9, 2012 ...ball ... providing for both men and women." When is not walking in circles on the track at McDaniel College, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at … BY KEVIN DAYHOFF …
February 4, 2012 ...They are desperate men and declared that they would not be taken alive." When he not hiding under the sofa, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at BY KEVIN DAYHOFF
Eagle Archive: High school basketball has always been a great remedy for cabin fever January 29, 2012 ...schoolroom in which basketball was conducted." When is he not bouncing a basketball around in the living room, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at … BY KEVIN DAYHOFF …
Eagle Archive: Murder and mayhem led to Carroll's last public hanging in 1916 February 15, 2012 ...had assembled as early as the night before to witness the hanging. When he's not stooped over pouring milk, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at … BY KEVIN DAYHOFF …


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#Memorial Day 2012 To those who serve thank you



#Westminster's Matthew Seidler among honorees at #Memorial Day observance http://tinyurl.com/82j22z3

Airman 1st Class Matthew Seidler, http://twitpic.com/9q4lc1, of Westminster, died in January, and will be one of seven Marylanders honored at ceremonies at the annual Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens’ Memorial Day observance, in Timonium.




It was less than six years ago that Matthew Seidler accepted his diploma as a member of Westminster High School's Class of 2006.

He is recalled by classmates as a good friend, serious worker and talented artist and video production student.

It was less than six months ago that Matthew Seidler was healthy, happy and pursuing a job that his family said he felt he was called to do — serving in the U.S. Air Force as a member of an elite explosive ordinance disposal squadron.

Yet this Monday, May 28, Airman 1st Class Matthew Seidler will be remembered on the first Memorial Day since his death in January, while serving his country in Afghanistan.


The Westminster native will be one of seven Marylanders honored at ceremonies at the annual Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens' Memorial Day observance, in Timonium, an event that traditionally pays tribute to Marylanders who have fallen in the line of duty over the past year… http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/neighborhoods/westminster/ph-ce-seidler-memorial-0527-20120523,0,4272840.story


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For #Memorial Day, we recall Air National Guard Lt. Col. Sherman E. Flanagan Jr loss in #Vietnam http://tinyurl.com/c52g3sk

Eagle Archive: For Memorial Day, we recall a fallen soldier who made sure we remembered others


On Monday, May 28, Carroll County will mark its 145th annual observance of Memorial Day with an expanded parade and ceremonies at the Westminster Cemetery.

In 1967, our community noted the 100th anniversary of Westminster's Memorial Day observances. According to local historian Jay Graybeal, who wrote about the occasion for the Historical Society of Carroll County in 1997, "Participants came from sixteen states and one newspaper estimated that the crowd numbered 15,000 people."

Ironically and tragically, it was just one year after that centennial celebration that Air National Guard Lt. Col. Sherman E. Flanagan Jr., 38, a Westminster attorney — and a member of the 100th anniversary committee — was shot down and killed while flying a mission over the Demilitarized Zone in Vietnam on July 21, 1968. He was flying an F-100 "Super Sabre" jet fighter at the time of his death.

According to an article in The Baltimore Sun's Carroll County edition, "Flanagan was believed to be the first Guardsman to die in Vietnam who was called to duty during that period." … http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0527-20120526,0,2171783.story#tugs_story_display

For #Memorial Day, we recall Air National Guard Lt. Col. Sherman E. Flanagan Jr loss in #Vietnam



For #Memorial Day, we recall Air National Guard Lt. Col. Sherman E. Flanagan Jr loss in #Vietnam http://tinyurl.com/c52g3sk

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Eagle Archive: Wampler's life of service made him an apt participant on #Westminster #Memorial Day http://tinyurl.com/7vojfmx


Atlee Wampler was a tall man who maintained a military bearing forged in heavy combat throughout WWII, all his life

Wampler served as the #Westminster #Carroll Co #Memorial Day parade marshall from 1947 until his death in 1991 http://tinyurl.com/7vojfmx


On May 28, Carroll County and Westminster will mark the 145th observance of Memorial Day with an expanded parade and three-days of activities — thanks to all the hard work of American Legion Carroll Post No. 31 and leaders like Skip Amass, coordinator of this year's activities.

The tradition of the parade and ceremony in Westminster began in 1868, when Mary Bostwick Shellman followed General John A. Logan's May 5, 1868, General Order No. 11 — which called upon people to adorn the graves of Union soldiers with flowers.

She gathered a group of schoolchildren for that task, and they walked from the old schoolhouse on Center Street to Westminster Cemetery.

As with all the many stories in Carroll, the hands and hearts of countless individuals and community organizations have guided and nurtured the observances over the years. The list is long and celebrated.

However, one of the names historically synonymous with Memorial Day is particularly worthy of note — Atlee Willis Wampler Jr… READ MORE: http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0520-20120519,0,5649787.story



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Recently on Explore Carroll and Eagle Archives - by Kevin Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/7q46ksr



[20120526 To those who serve thank you] http://tinyurl.com/7q46ksr
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Reflections on #Memorial Day by Kevin E. Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/br3hams The Tentacle Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Tentacle Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Reflections on #Memorial Day by Kevin E. Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/br3hams



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Recently on Explore Carroll and Eagle Archives - by Kevin Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/7q46ksr



[20120526 To those who serve thank you] http://tinyurl.com/7q46ksr

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Reflections on #Memorial Day by Kevin E. Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/br3hams The Tentacle Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Tentacle Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Reflections on #Memorial Day by Kevin E. Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/br3hams



Next Monday is Memorial Day. For many it is more than a holiday, it is a day when we gather as a community to express our gratitude to our country’s men and women in uniform, who by their sacrifice cannot be with us to enjoy the day… http://www.thetentacle.com/ShowArticle.cfm?mydocid=5122

This year, Westminster and Carroll County will mark its 145th observance of Memorial Day with an expanded parade and four-days of activities.

The tradition of the parade and ceremony in Westminster began in 1868, when Mary Bostwick Shellman followed General John A. Logan’s May 5, 1868, General Order No. 11 to adorn the graves of Union soldiers with flowers. She gathered a group of schoolchildren for the task and they walked from the old schoolhouse on Center Street to Westminster Cemetery.

[…]

Last week I wrote about a local community leader, Atlee Willis Wampler, Jr., who served as the Westminster Memorial Day parade marshal for more than 44 years, from just after World War II until he passed away March 11, 1991.

[…]

That said, I have grown exhausted with the gut-wrenching existentialism and overwhelming fatigue that accompanies covering military funerals for the paper.

I was quite struck by a May 6 article in The Washington Post by Ian Shapira, “Barbara Robbins: A slain CIA secretary’s life and death,” about a little-known Vietnam War casualty from a bombing that occurred in Saigon March 30, 1965.

According to the article, “The CIA director revealed only a few details about the 21-year-old woman, a secretary among spies. In the agency’s annual memorial service for employees killed on the job, then-Director Leon E. Panetta announced that a new name had been inscribed with calligraphy inside the CIA’s Book of Honor: Barbara Annette Robbins, who had volunteered to go to Saigon during the Vietnam War…

[…]

The story of Ms. Robbins is compelling and evocative. Yet for me, what I found particularly haunting was the black and white picture of a very young American, in a far-off land, defending our freedoms, staring right at us.


The Tentacle Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Reflections on #Memorial Day by Kevin E. Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/br3hams




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'Skip' Amass leads the charge for Westminster's 145th Memorial Day observance


Keeping the focus on community, service ... and good weather



Not long after the sun comes up on Memorial Day, and hours before Westminster's 145th Memorial Day parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m., Arnold "Skip" Amass will be on site, helping set up the TV cameras and tying up last-minute loose ends.

Most of all, he'll be praying for good weather during an event that he's been busy planning almost from the moment that last year's 144th Memorial Day parade wrapped up.

"To give you some idea of the scope of this project, the committee that's working on this with me has about 145 people on it," said Amass, who for the past 15 years has also been the voice of the parade, providing commentary for Carroll County's public access TV channel 19's live coverage of the event.

This is the first year he's taken on the far more demanding role of principal coordinator.


"The people on the committee, who meet at the American Legion, represent just about every organization and every government in the county, including the library, the farm museum, the police departments," said Amass, 80, himself a Korean War veteran and long-time member of Westminster's Carroll Post 31 American Legion Post… http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/ph-ce-skip-amass-0604-20120523,0,1578592,full.story

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#Westminster 2012 #Memorial Day Celebration Calendar of Events - 145th Anniversary

Westminster 2012 Memorial Day Celebration
Calendar of Events - 145th Anniversary

Saturday, May 26

* 9 a.m.-2 p.m. -Antique car show on the City of Westminster parking lot in front of City Hall, Longwell Avenue, Westminster. Entries by the AACA Gettysburg Region Antique Car Club, the Street Cars of Desire and the Free State Corvette Club.

* Noon-5 p.m. - Carroll County Farm Museum - Military reenactors depicting the life and times of soldiers during the War of 1812, the Civil War, World War I, WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm, Kuwait and other conflicts. There will be demonstrations and displays and encampments. Also jeep rides for kids and a rock climbing wall. Free admission to events.

* 3 p.m. - Carroll County Farm Museum - music concert featuring the Westminster Municipal Band and the Old Line Statesmen Barbershop Group.

* 4-7 p.m. - Fried chicken dinner and entertainment at the VFW Post, 519 Poole Road. Cost is $8 adults; $5 children ages 3 to 8. For tickets, call 410-848-9888, Ext. 1, or Deb Carns at 443-677-0361.

* 7-11 p.m. - Heroes Dance at the VFW Post. Ticket $5; call 410-848-9888, Ext. 1, or 443-677-0361.

Sunday, May 27

* Noon-5 p.m. -Events at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, continue with 20th century military reenactors, jeep rides and a rock climbing wall. Free admission to events.

* 3 p.m. - Band concert at the Carroll County Farm Museum featuring the Winters Mill High School Band and Joe and Audrey Cimino performing patriotic songs.

Monday, May 28

* 9:30 a.m.-Noon -145th Memorial Day Parade, from Pennsylvania Avenue to Main Street to the Westminster Cemetery. At the conclusion of the parade observance held at the cemetery with comments by grand marshal Commander Matthew Shipley, USN.

* 2 p.m. - Memorial Day service at VFW Post, 519 Poole Road, with guest speaker, retired Army Chaplain Col. Joel Cocklin, a Westminster native who graduated from Westminster High School in 1965. Also an open house, refreshments and special music. Call 443-677-0361 for details.

#Westminster 2012 #Memorial Day Celebration Calendar of Events - 145th Anniversary



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Memorial Day 2012 by Maryland State Senator Joe Getty

Westminster's 145th Consecutive Celebration
Marylanders for Joe Getty
May 26, 2012



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CDR Matthew W. Shipley to speak at the 145th Memorial Day observance in Westminster Maryland http://tinyurl.com/7ygfw5a

http://carrollmemorialday.com/commander-matthew-w-shipley/ Written by “Heather” on the Carroll County Memorial Day website on March 29, 2012


CDR Matthew W. Shipley, a 1984 Westminster High School graduate, also graduated from Navy recruit training in January 1985, Electronics Technician “A” School in October 1985, Naval Academy Preparatory School in 1987 and the United States Naval Academy in 1991. http://carrollmemorialday.com/commander-matthew-w-shipley/

Shipley’s tours include Assistant Platoon Commander at SEAL Team EIGHT, test article Officer-in-Charge of a Mark V Special Operations Craft (SOC) at United States Special Operations Command, Operations Officer at Special Boat Unit TWENTY, Mk V SOC Liaison Officer to Special Operations Command European Command, Naval Special Warfare Task Unit (NSWTU) Commander for a Mediterranean Amphibious Ready Group, and Platoon Commander at SEAL Team EIGHT.

As a reservist, Shipley served as Executive Officer of Navy Reserve Naval Special Warfare Group TWO Detachment 309, as Executive Officer of SEAL Team THREE deployed to Fallujah, Iraq in 2006, as NSWTU Commander Manda Bay, Kenya in Oct 2006 – Mar 2007, and as the Commanding Officer of SEAL Detachment EIGHTEEN in Little Creek, Virginia from Dec 2009 – Dec 2011.

Shipley graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. He has also completed Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL school, United States Army Ranger school, Military Freefall school, Air Command and Staff College Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) and the Joint Staff College’s Advanced JPME. As a civilian he is a General Electric qualified Six Sigma Master Blackbelt, ISO 9000 auditor, a government contractor, a Constitutional lecturer, and author of an energy-efficiency home-improvement book. He is the son of Michael and Barbara Shipley, and he is married to the former Christine Saseen.

Shipley’s awards include: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Defense Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and various unit, campaign and service awards. http://carrollmemorialday.com/commander-matthew-w-shipley/

CDR Matthew Shipley to speak 145th #Memorial Day observance Westminster Maryland http://tinyurl.com/7ygfw5a http://twitpic.com/9q5ag8

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CDR Matthew W. Shipley to speak at the 145th Memorial Day observance in Westminster Maryland

http://carrollmemorialday.com/commander-matthew-w-shipley/ Written by “Heather” on the Carroll County Memorial Day website on March 29, 2012

CDR Matthew W. Shipley, a 1984 Westminster High School graduate, also graduated from Navy recruit training in January 1985, Electronics Technician “A” School in October 1985, Naval Academy Preparatory School in 1987 and the United States Naval Academy in 1991. http://carrollmemorialday.com/commander-matthew-w-shipley/

Shipley’s tours include Assistant Platoon Commander at SEAL Team EIGHT, test article Officer-in-Charge of a Mark V Special Operations Craft (SOC) at United States Special Operations Command, Operations Officer at Special Boat Unit TWENTY, Mk V SOC Liaison Officer to Special Operations Command European Command, Naval Special Warfare Task Unit (NSWTU) Commander for a Mediterranean Amphibious Ready Group, and Platoon Commander at SEAL Team EIGHT.

As a reservist, Shipley served as Executive Officer of Navy Reserve Naval Special Warfare Group TWO Detachment 309, as Executive Officer of SEAL Team THREE deployed to Fallujah, Iraq in 2006, as NSWTU Commander Manda Bay, Kenya in Oct 2006 – Mar 2007, and as the Commanding Officer of SEAL Detachment EIGHTEEN in Little Creek, Virginia from Dec 2009 – Dec 2011.

Shipley graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. He has also completed Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL school, United States Army Ranger school, Military Freefall school, Air Command and Staff College Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) and the Joint Staff College’s Advanced JPME. As a civilian he is a General Electric qualified Six Sigma Master Blackbelt, ISO 9000 auditor, a government contractor, a Constitutional lecturer, and author of an energy-efficiency home-improvement book. He is the son of Michael and Barbara Shipley, and he is married to the former Christine Saseen.

Shipley’s awards include: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Defense Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and various unit, campaign and service awards. http://carrollmemorialday.com/commander-matthew-w-shipley/

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#Westminster's Matthew Seidler among honorees at #Memorial Day observance http://tinyurl.com/82j22z3

Airman 1st Class Matthew Seidler, http://twitpic.com/9q4lc1, of Westminster, died in January, and will be one of seven Marylanders honored at ceremonies at the annual Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens’ Memorial Day observance, in Timonium.




It was less than six years ago that Matthew Seidler accepted his diploma as a member of Westminster High School's Class of 2006.

He is recalled by classmates as a good friend, serious worker and talented artist and video production student.

It was less than six months ago that Matthew Seidler was healthy, happy and pursuing a job that his family said he felt he was called to do — serving in the U.S. Air Force as a member of an elite explosive ordinance disposal squadron.

Yet this Monday, May 28, Airman 1st Class Matthew Seidler will be remembered on the first Memorial Day since his death in January, while serving his country in Afghanistan.


The Westminster native will be one of seven Marylanders honored at ceremonies at the annual Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens' Memorial Day observance, in Timonium, an event that traditionally pays tribute to Marylanders who have fallen in the line of duty over the past year… http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/neighborhoods/westminster/ph-ce-seidler-memorial-0527-20120523,0,4272840.story


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For #Memorial Day, we recall Air National Guard Lt. Col. Sherman E. Flanagan Jr loss in #Vietnam http://tinyurl.com/c52g3sk

Eagle Archive: For Memorial Day, we recall a fallen soldier who made sure we remembered others


On Monday, May 28, Carroll County will mark its 145th annual observance of Memorial Day with an expanded parade and ceremonies at the Westminster Cemetery.

In 1967, our community noted the 100th anniversary of Westminster's Memorial Day observances. According to local historian Jay Graybeal, who wrote about the occasion for the Historical Society of Carroll County in 1997, "Participants came from sixteen states and one newspaper estimated that the crowd numbered 15,000 people."

Ironically and tragically, it was just one year after that centennial celebration that Air National Guard Lt. Col. Sherman E. Flanagan Jr., 38, a Westminster attorney — and a member of the 100th anniversary committee — was shot down and killed while flying a mission over the Demilitarized Zone in Vietnam on July 21, 1968. He was flying an F-100 "Super Sabre" jet fighter at the time of his death.

According to an article in The Baltimore Sun's Carroll County edition, "Flanagan was believed to be the first Guardsman to die in Vietnam who was called to duty during that period." … http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0527-20120526,0,2171783.story#tugs_story_display

For #Memorial Day, we recall Air National Guard Lt. Col. Sherman E. Flanagan Jr loss in #Vietnam



For #Memorial Day, we recall Air National Guard Lt. Col. Sherman E. Flanagan Jr loss in #Vietnam http://tinyurl.com/c52g3sk

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Eagle Archive: Wampler's life of service made him an apt participant on #Westminster #Memorial Day http://tinyurl.com/7vojfmx


Atlee Wampler was a tall man who maintained a military bearing forged in heavy combat throughout WWII, all his life

Wampler served as the #Westminster #Carroll Co #Memorial Day parade marshall from 1947 until his death in 1991 http://tinyurl.com/7vojfmx


On May 28, Carroll County and Westminster will mark the 145th observance of Memorial Day with an expanded parade and three-days of activities — thanks to all the hard work of American Legion Carroll Post No. 31 and leaders like Skip Amass, coordinator of this year's activities.

The tradition of the parade and ceremony in Westminster began in 1868, when Mary Bostwick Shellman followed General John A. Logan's May 5, 1868, General Order No. 11 — which called upon people to adorn the graves of Union soldiers with flowers.

She gathered a group of schoolchildren for that task, and they walked from the old schoolhouse on Center Street to Westminster Cemetery.

As with all the many stories in Carroll, the hands and hearts of countless individuals and community organizations have guided and nurtured the observances over the years. The list is long and celebrated.

However, one of the names historically synonymous with Memorial Day is particularly worthy of note — Atlee Willis Wampler Jr… READ MORE: http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0520-20120519,0,5649787.story



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Reflections on #Memorial Day by Kevin E. Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/br3hams The Tentacle Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Tentacle Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Reflections on #Memorial Day by Kevin E. Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/br3hams



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Recently on Explore Carroll and Eagle Archives - by Kevin Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/7q46ksr



[20120526 To those who serve thank you] http://tinyurl.com/7q46ksr

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