Memorial Day Proclamation

Memorial Day Proclamation

Whereas, on May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, in his capacity as commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, issued a proclamation that “Decoration Day”, later to be known as “Memorial Day”, should be observed nationwide on May 30, 1868; and,

Whereas, the Memorial Day Observance in the City of Westminster, Maryland, was first started 144 years ago by Miss Mary Shellman, whose father was the Mayor of Westminster; and,

Whereas, the City of Westminster has observed Memorial Day for 144 consecutive years; and,

Whereas, this …

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Memorial Day Writing Contest Winners!

Memorial Day Writing Contest Winners!

The Memorial Day Writing Contest was promoted by English Language Arts Specialists and teachers in all of the county’s elementary schools. The students at each grade level were given the option of writing a narrative piece or a poem. In total, we received 485 entries from our elementary schools!! Wow!

All entries were judged by a panel of English Language Arts Specialists. We are very excited to recognize two students from the primary grades (K-2) and two students from the intermediate grades (3-5).

Memorial Day

Jessica Joy Pasteur
Cranberry …

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United States Navy Band Sea Chanters to Perform

United States Navy Band Sea Chanters to Perform

The Carroll County Arts Council is pleased to be a part of Westminster efforts to celebrate the 145th Memorial Day Commemoration by hosting a free concert by The United States Navy Band “Sea Chanters” on Tuesday, May 22 at 7 pm at the Carroll Arts Center.

The Sea Chanters chorus is the official chorus of the United States Navy and the ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from classical choral music to traditional sea chanteys to Broadway musicals!  Under the leadership of Senior Chief Musician …

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