Sunday, November 11, 2012
Share your memories of family and friends who have served in the armed forces.
Perry Hall has no shortage of community members who have served their country in the armed forces. Honor your neighbors, family and friends this Veterans Day on Patch. Tell us how and where they served in the comments. Be sure to add his or her photo to the gallery, as well.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Local seniors celebrated Veterans Day during an annual musical celebration with the Oakettes.
On the cusp of Veterans Day, a crowd of Perry Hall seniors reflected on times of war and peace in their nation's history. On Friday morning at the Perry Hall McDonald's, 88-year-old John Poferl slowly pulled himself to his feet as the Oakettes sang "God Bless America." The retired homebuilder served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, a deck hand on ships in both the Atlantic and Pacific between 1943 and 1947. "Veterans Day—it's a reason to remember all we went through," Poferl said. At another table sat Melvin Foard, 77, who served stateside in the U.S. Army Reserve between 1955 and 1963. He went on to become a machinist and is now retired. "There are soldiers still over there fighting for our country. They're still …
Friday, June 1, 2012
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Local veterans gathered to honor their country at the American Legion Overlea-Perry Hall Post on Memorial Day.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Remember members of the military with the American Legion Overlea-Perry Hall Post 130.
The American Legion Overlea-Perry Hall Post 130 plans to hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Wednesday. Veterans and community members are expected to gather at the Post Main Hall at 8666 Silver Lake Dr. in Perry Hall at 6 p.m. on May 30. The program honoring fallen soldiers will include a speech by State Sen. Kathy Klausmeier. Learn more about the American Legion's local history in the article, American Legion Post Celebrates 75 Years. Do you have a member of the military in your family? Tell us about them in the comments.
Friday, May 25, 2012
A patriotic crowd celebrated outside the Belair Road school on Friday.
(UPDATE: 10 a.m., May 26)—On any other day, international conflicts may be the furthest things from the minds of Perry Hall Elementary students. Friday was an exception, when community leaders and veterans spoke to children during a Memorial Day program, and a wreath was displayed at the Perry Hall World War II memorial. "It's important to explain to kids the price that was paid for them to be free and go to school," said veteran Paul Watson, commander of the Overlea-Perry Hall American Legion Post. "To be able to expose kids to our experiences, it's a great thing," said veteran Paul Wolod, second vice commander at the American Legion. Daphne Tholen, a fifth-grader who played the flute during the program, said her participation was an …