Frederick honors veterans

By Kathleen Guill -

Local World War II veteran Ralph Heap pinned the wings onto a jump school graduate at Open Hangar Day held July 22, 2017 at the Frederick Army Airfield.

Frederick High School students placed flags on the grave sites of veterans in Frederick Memorial Cemetery Saturday. Zacary Mathews sought out “Uncle Bill’s” grave to make sure he was the one to place the flag.

Buddy Shook served in the United States Navy from 1983-86. He served as a Petty Officer Third Class aboard the U.S.S. Robinson. He is in charge of the Frederick Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans.

Please join Frederick High School as they honor Veterans on Nov. 10 with a celebration at 10 a.m. at the Bomber Hangar. Major General Marshall Scantlin is scheduled to speak. A reception is slated to follow in the Frederick High School Library.

Nov. 11, 2017, will be 99 years that Veterans Day has been observed in some form. The holiday has gone through changes over the years before it became the holiday we know today. According to, in November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. “To us in
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