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May 22, 1988 | By Nancy Reuter, Special to The Inquirer
Ceremonies and parades will be held in many towns next weekend and Monday to observe Memorial Day, which honors dead servicemen of all wars. In Collingswood, the weekend will also mark the end of that town's month-long Centennial Celebration. Here is a roundup of what is happening locally: In Barrington, the Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 7247 will sponsor a silent march on Monday, Memorial Day, which will proceed from the VFW hall on Shreve Avenue, along Clements Bridge Road to Third Avenue, then along Haines Avenue and into the parking lot behind the municipal building.
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May 28, 1999 | by Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
The name Gen. John Alexander Logan doesn't exactly leap out when the subject turns to great Civil War figures. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant? Yeah. Gen. Robert E. Lee? Sure. Gen. George B. McClellan? Sounds familiar. Gen. John Alexander Logan? Hunhh? Logan left his mark in 1868, three years after the war's end, when the former Illinois congressman, Republican vice presidential candidate and Vicksburg campaign veteran inaugurated the observance of Memorial Day. Originally called Decoration Day in remembrance of all those who died in the nation's service, the simple ceremony of placing flowers on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers has since evolved into a national holiday to honor all of America's fallen servicemen.
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May 24, 1987 | By Nancy Scott, Special to The Inquirer
Delaware County residents will observe Memorial Day with parades and ceremonies. In Aldan, members of the American Legion Post 1000 will begin the day at 8:30 a.m. by putting wreaths on the graves of former post members at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon, Fernwood Cemetery in Fernwood and Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill. At 11 a.m., post members will hold ceremonies at the borough's monument at Woodland Avenue and Providence Road. In Clifton Heights, American Legion members will begin parading at 9:30 a.m. from Baltimore Pike and Oak Avenue to the borough's World War II memorial, at Baltimore Pike and Diamond Street.
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May 30, 1988 | By Taylor Grant
This is the weekend for remembering. Memorializing. Some columnists, editorialists and commentators have remarked that much of what's remembered in 1988 reminds them of 1968. As one of them put it: "This is the 20th anniversary of everything. " They refer to the worldwide unrest of 20 years ago - the assassination of heroes, the terrorism, the political riots, the political conventions that turned into riots and the war that kept widening in Vietnam. A 1968 radio commentary of mine mentioned these events and included caustic references to the mockery implicit in memorializing the lives lost in wars past when - that very week - more than 400 Americans had been killed in Vietnam; more than 1,500 died in the month of May alone.
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May 23, 1990 | By Nancy Reuter, Special to The Inquirer
Parades and services will be held in a number of area towns Monday to mark the Memorial Day holiday and honor those who served and died in the country's armed forces. In Audubon Park there will be flag-raising ceremonies in front of the fire hall and the borough hall, beginning at 10 a.m. The observance in Bellmawr will begin at 9 a.m., with a Mass at St. Mary's Cemetery on Browning Road, followed by the laying of wreaths at the municipal building on Browning Road. A small parade will be held in Brooklawn beginning at 9 a.m. at the American Legion Post and proceeding to the memorial park, both on Railroad Avenue.
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May 22, 1988 | By Nancy Reuter, Special to The Inquirer
Wreath-layings at memorials and parades with veterans, fire trucks, bands and more will be held in many area towns next weekend and Monday to observe Memorial Day, which honors dead servicemen of all wars. Here is a roundup of what is happening locally: A parade will be held in Beverly and Edgewater Park beginning at 1 p.m. Monday, Memorial Day. The parade will start from the west side of Franklin Avenue in Edgewater Park at 1 p.m., then proceed onto Cooper Street into Beverly and to the Delaware River bank.
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July 8, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
For nearly a decade, the family of Seaman Patrick M. Corcoran has flown an American flag outside its Jersey Shore home on special occasions to honor the Philadelphia native lost at sea during the Vietnam War. It was the flag presented to the family nearly 50 years ago at his funeral. But early on the morning of July 4, someone snatched the huge flag from a flagpole on East 11th Avenue in North Wildwood only hours after it had been hoisted for the holiday. Now there is outrage among not only the Corcoran family and Shore officials but also in the emotions shared in a social-media campaign started by neighbors and the town to immediately return the cherished heirloom - one of the family's only physical connections to Corcoran, who died aboard the USS Frank E. Evans in 1969.
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June 29, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, STAFF WRITER
Virginia Chesley Johnston, 82, of Moorestown, a former medical secretary there, died of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Friday, June 24, at PowerBack Rehabilitation in Moorestown. Before retiring seven years ago, Mrs. Johnston was a secretary for 15 years for what is now Advocare Moorestown Pediatrics, daughter Victoria Phelan said. Before that, she had been a medical secretary for other South Jersey offices since 1970. Born in Mount Holly, Mrs. Johnston graduated from Rancocas Valley Regional High School, where she was the band's lead drum majorette.
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June 5, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
The North Wildwood Police Department on Friday announced that 64 people were arrested over the Memorial Day weekend. Those arrested from May 27 through Monday included 24 Philadelphia and 20 South Jersey residents. Charges include possession of marijuana and other drugs, alcohol possession by someone under 21, driving while intoxicated, disorderly conduct, and in one case, unlawful possession of a stun gun. Six of those arrested were juveniles whose names were not released. The oldest person arrested was Erick Kibuuka, 49, of West Cape May, on charges of driving while intoxicated and hindering apprehension.
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June 3, 2016 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
I'M TRYING hard not to be cynical about National Gun Violence Awareness Day, June 2. To mark the occasion, people are encouraged to #WearOrange. It actually has an inspiring backstory, according to the press surrounding the campaign. In 2013, some friends of Hadiya Pendleton, a South Side Chicago student who was murdered, asked classmates to honor her by wearing orange. The students inspired the Wear Orange campaign (wearorange.org), working to reduce gun violence in the U.S. Obviously a work in progress.
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June 2, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Authorities have identified the man who died in Pennypack Creek on Memorial Day, apparently trying to rescue his dog. Philadelphia police on Tuesday said 67-year-old Alexander Rus, of the city's Rhawnhurst section, was pulled from the rain-swollen creek near the 8500 block of Verree Road. People who had been fishing found his body in the water at about 9:30 a.m. Monday. A preliminary investigation indicated Rus went into the water to save his dog, but it remained unclear exactly what happened.
NEWS
June 1, 2016 | Staff Report
Rain put a damper Monday on Memorial Day celebrations, particularly for those wanting to spend time on the beach at the Shore. Some parades also were postponed or canceled while other observances were moved indoors, including Ocean City's annual service. Still, in other places, including the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia and Media, parades went ahead under granite skies. Rain held off - and there were event hints of the sun - for the remembrance services at the Korean War and Vietnam Veterans memorials in Philadelphia.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2016
The moral of the story Is it fallout from spousal-abuse allegations against star Johnny Depp ? Or is it that the movie just isn't especially good? Alice Through the Looking Glass fell far short of an anticipated $60 million weekend at the U.S. box office. Instead, the movie took in an estimated $34.2 million. The Inquirer review called the sequel to Alice in Wonderland dull and formulaic. Amber Heard , 30, Depp's wife of 15 months, is seeking a divorce, and a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has granted her request for a restraining order against Depp, who reprised his role as the Mad Hatter.
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June 1, 2016 | By Dylan Purcell, Staff Writer
Under a canopy of trees, a solemn crowd gathered Monday in Washington Square Park to celebrate Memorial Day, not by reading a book on the benches or dipping their feet in the fountain, but by honoring America's first fallen soldiers. As they have for decades, organizers from the Daughters of the American Revolution and other patriotic organizations came to Philadelphia's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to lay a wreath in recognition of casualties of that war and others that followed.
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June 1, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny and Jonathan Lai, Staff Writers
The banquet was wrapping up — the annual Memorial Day gathering at the 98-year-old American Legion hall in the city's Bridesburg neighborhood — when the post commander suddenly ordered everyone out of the building. There was a fire, those in attendance at the Boleslaw Grochowski American Legion Post 396 were told. As the 60 to 70 people stood outside in the 2300 block of Orthodox Street, they figured it was something small because they didn't see smoke or flames. Patrick Love Sr., the post commander, had seen the smoke in the crawl space at the top of the shaft of the dumbwaiter used to move beer and other items between floors in the two-story building.
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May 31, 2016
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