November 13, 1995 |
On Veterans Day, the flags come out and marching bands play patriotic airs, but the celebration is tempered with somber reflection. In Media, as in towns across the country, the efforts of veterans were recalled with parades, pageantry, and poignancy on Saturday.
July 31, 1988 |
In the Mayfair business district, the Flags and the Placards slug it out. No, two gangs haven't converged there for a turf battle. Rather, merchants continue to debate whether bright yellow flags or new placards should decorate the main shopping strips of Mayfair on Frankford Avenue and Cottman Avenue. The issue arose out of discontent among the merchants because they can't put up holiday lights. Some merchants want to get rid of the flags and install lighted signs that also would provide the wiring they need for holiday lights.
March 8, 1991 |
Students of American history know that this year marks the 200th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. But how many youngsters can remember when the state of Pennsylvania ratified the Bill of Rights? No less an authority than Thomas Jefferson (portrayed by Bill Barker) will answer that question on Sunday at Carpenters Hall in Independence National Historical Park. Jefferson will preside over "A Festival of Flags," unveiling a year-long exhibit of flags representing the states that ratified the Bill of Rights.
June 15, 2000 |
Do you know Philadelphia has its own "Christmas menorahs" of sorts? I never heard of such things until I read my niece's wonderful story book, "The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate," by Janice Cohn. The book tells the story of Jewish residents of Billings, Mont., victimized by a hate-mail campaign apparently organized by racist groups in the area. The situation reached a horrific crescendo at the holiday season when the town's only synagogue was vandalized, bomb threats were made and two families' menorahs were trashed.
January 26, 1990 |
Step right up! Own a professional football team for a mere $430. A chance at the crumbled Cowboys or feckless Falcons? "Fraid not. In this league the players don flags instead of pads. But Darryl E. Jones, president and commissioner of the spanking new Continental Flag Football League, says pigskin buffs will shell out $7 apiece to sit on brittle bleachers for the pleasure of watching February football. Flag February football. "This is just as exciting as football with pads, just as physical," said Jones, 23, a Bronx, N.Y., native, in an interview.
April 19, 2012
Flags to be lowered to honor fallen Marine TRENTON - Gov. Christie has ordered flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff Friday to honor a fallen Marine corporal. The flags will be lowered in tribute to Derek Kerns, 21, of Woodstown, who was killed last week in a training mission in Morocco. Kerns joined the Marines in September 2008, shortly after he graduated from Woodstown High School. He was a MV-22 crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, Marine Aircraft Group 26MV-22, and was based at New River Air Station in North Carolina.
February 27, 1991 |
Eighteen youths from four Burlington County communities have been charged with stealing at least 33 U.S. flags from the lawns and porches of about two dozen Delanco homes over the Presidents' Day weekend. Police said 17 males and one female from Delanco, Delran, Palmyra and Riverside - ranging in age from 14 to 17 - were charged between Friday and Sunday "The flags were stolen as a lark by the juveniles and did not involve any political or anti-war significance," said Delanco Patrolman Kevin Russell.
September 3, 1988 |
More than 100 emotional demonstrators of Ukrainian, Armenian and Latvian descent shook their fists at City Hall yesterday protesting the removal of their national flags from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. While the furious protestors chanted their anger outside City Hall, a spokeswoman for Mayor Goode was telling the media that the mayor had ordered the flags restored. The demonstration broke up with the protestors never knowing they had won a victory. Later, Orysia Hewka, director of the Ukrainian Education and Cultural Center, said she was "totally delighted," to hear the city had relented.
July 30, 1988 |
The flags are black, white, green and red, and they flutter outside scores of stone houses and shacks, in more than a dozen villages and refugee camps. They are the flags of the Palestinian people and the PLO, and they are illegal in Israeli-occupied territory. The displays of the flags are one of the widespread symbols of rebellion in the nearly eight-month-old intifadah, or uprising, by the Palestinians. While stones and Molotov cocktails are aimed at provoking and injuring Israeli soldiers, hanging Palestinian flags from trees and telephone poles is designed to send another message.
May 31, 1994 |
Memorial Day seems to touch a nerve in small towns, where eating hot dogs, saluting veterans and waving flags was never considered corny. Yesterday, Lansdale, population 16,362, hailed its fallen heroes with all the pomp and pageantry it could muster as it recalled their sacrifices. An emotional ceremony in the Montgomery County borough drew about 200 people, who gathered to dedicate a memorial to 14 North Penn High School graduates who had died in Vietnam. Wreaths were laid and a white carnation was placed at the base by high school students at the reading of each name.