Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Twinbrook and Rockville Memorial libraries will host reflections on the war's aftermath.
As the nation pauses to honor military veterans this month, two Vietnam veterans are discussing their experiences during programs at Montgomery County Public Libraries in Rockville. Jane McCarthy will present “Reflections of an Army Nurse on Serving in Vietnam.” The talk, featuring a slide show, will include McCarthy’s experiences with posttraumatic stress disorder. McCarthy served in the Army Nurse Corps at the 95th Evacuation Hospital in Da Nang, South Vietnam, in 1971. She also served in the Gulf War in 1991. A founding commissioner on the Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs, McCarthy has worked to help soldiers facing PTSD issues upon their return from Iraq and Afghanistan. Her presentation will be held at 4 p.m. on: …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Some Patch readers said Metro's service on Veterans Day caused crowded trains and lengthy delays.
Monday, Patch reported that Metro was under fire by transit group Action Committee for Transit for providing what they felt was insufficient Red Line service on Veterans Day. Metro single-tracked trains between Grosvenor and Friendship Heights on Saturday, Sunday and Monday to allow for maintenance work. Metro said trains were running this weekend and during the Veterans Day holiday on Monday once every 20 minutes on the western leg of the Red Line north of Friendship Heights. Though Monday was a federal holiday, many still needed to report to work, and some reported crowded trains and lengthy delays during rush hour. Patch readers commented on our story about their experiences on the Red Line Monday. Here's what a few of you had to say: …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round as well as on Veterans Day.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Here's a guide to specials, taken from themilitarywallet.com—check the site for the latest deals. Two important notes: Free food: Store discounts: Free activities:
Friday, November 9, 2012
On Monday, Nov. 12, Metro trains will run on a Saturday schedule, and Metrobuses will run on a "Saturday Supplemental" schedule.
Red Line trains will single track this weekend between Grosvenor and Friendship Heights to allow for rail and fastener renewal, as well as for tunnel leak repairs, Metro reported on its website. "Throughout the weekend, trains will operate every 20 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont. Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, additional trains will operate between Friendship Heights and Glenmont, resulting in service an average of every 10 minutes between those stations," Metro added. Metro advised passengers traveling through the work zone to allow about 10 minutes of additional travel time. Veterans Day information: On Monday, Nov. 12—Veterans Day, observed—Metro trains will run on a Saturday schedule. The system …
A history of Veterans Day and what's open and closed.
This Sunday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day, a time to recognize and honor those who have served in our nation’s military. But why that day? The Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I, took effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed "November 11" as the first remembrance of the end of the Great War: To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations… In 1926, Congress …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The city's ceremony on Sunday will feature Vietnam veteran Mike Marceau.
Rockville will mark Veterans Day with its annual ceremony on Sunday. Some county and city facilities, including City Hall, will be closed Monday, when the federal holiday is observed. Mike Marceau, a U.S. Army veteran, will be the featured speaker at the city’s Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Friday at Veterans Park. Veterans Park is locate under the large American flag at the intersection of Rockville Pike and Veirs Mill Road. Parking is available at the Sandy Spring Bank building, located between Fleet Street and Rockville Pike. Click here for more information. In the city of Rockville the following facilities will be closed on Monday: Other city facilities will be open on Monday: Recycling and trash will be collected on regular …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The city's Veterans Day ceremony recalled a time when military homecomings were much different.
When he returned from Vietnam, Michael L. Higgs would awaken from nightmares “in cold drenching sweats.” He would go outside to sit in a lawn chair in the yard of his parents’ home and smoke. Sometimes he would be joined in silent understanding by his father, who as a medic during the Battle of Guadalcanal also had seen the horrors of war. When Higgs went to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital, he was asked if he had ever thought of killing himself. He said that he never had. “I was dismissed,” Higgs recalled. Post-traumatic stress disorder “wasn’t even a term yet," he said. The importance of righting the wrongs done to past veterans, especially those of the Vietnam era, was a theme of Rockville’s Veterans Day ceremony on …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Cmdr. Scott Crews visited Montgomery Village schools on Veterans Day.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Patch salutes those who serve their country
Today is Veterans Day and Patch asked Marylanders, from Savage to Rockville, to express their thoughts about those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military. Several folks had friends and family who are soldiers and they talked directly to their loved ones. Patch thanks (in order of appearance): Brandi Chroniger – Glen Burnie Patti Euler – Seabrook Charlene Randolph – Columbia Amir Djafari – Columbia Carla David – Columbia Jenna Ullrich – Rockville Jason Ruby – Baltimore Steven Warshauer – Laurel Larry Gotis – Columbia Kathy Fritz, Anne Tuchschere, Lauren, Joray, Mary Snyder, Maryanne Gross – Savage-Guilford Sylvia James George – Savage