Memorial Day

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore city police said dozens of people have been shot and at least eight have been killed in a series of separate weekend shootings.

WBAL-TV reports a man and woman were shot in a car around 12:30 a.m. Monday. Both were taken to the hospital where the man died. Officers responded to another report of a shooting on around 1:43 a.m. Monday. A man died at the hospital. Another man was fatally shot Sunday afternoon. None of those shooting victims have been identified.

A Soldier Remembered

May 26, 2015
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During a ceremony at the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium the relatives of Army Sgt. Maj. Wardell Turner gathered to pay tribute during this week’s Memorial Day.

He was killed in Afghanistan last November.

Democratic Representative Dutch Ruppersberger told the Salisbury Daily Times that families like the Turners feel an absence that one can imagine.

The 48-year old Turner was from Nanticoke.

And he was the only Maryland soldier to die in the field in the past year.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley spent part of his Memorial Day strumming a banjo as a street musician in Annapolis.

Photos of the governor playing a six-string banjo emerged Monday on the Twitter account for the blog Eye on Annapolis. O'Malley's Twitter account later posted the photo along with the words "I love that as governor of MD I can still play street music in Annapolis." In the photo O'Malley is wearing a Baltimore Ravens T-shirt, cargo shorts and flip-flops. He seems to be accepting tips in his banjo case.

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TIMONIUM, Md. (AP) - A sailor slain by a gunman aboard a docked Navy destroyer is being honored at a Memorial Day ceremony near Baltimore.

The annual event at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium is paying tribute Monday to Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo of Hagerstown.

The 24-year-old sailor was shot when he dove between another sailor and a civilian truck driver who had seized her gun aboard the ship docked in Norfolk, Virginia, March 24.

Mayo's remains were buried last month at Arlington National Cemetery.


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This Memorial Day many veterans will take a moment to remember their fallen comrades as they break bread with family and friends. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes it is a time to remember all those we have lost in our lives.

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Despite the recent bad weather the Streetscape project in Bethany Beach is still on track for completion by Memorial Day.

However, if there are further delays and the project is not finished by then Bethany Beach Vice Mayor Jack Gordon said that construction would be halted for the summer season and would resume later in the year.

Currently, almost all of the resort’s Garfield Parkway is blocked off .

Construction was started almost a year ago and is aimed at making the main road more accessible and safe for pedestrians.

Don Rush

With the Memorial Day Weekend approaching, many will celebrate with family outings while others will pay tribute to those who have worn the uniform. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reflects on the monuments we build to the wars that have taken so many.