The city of Baltimore is peppered with historic national sites. One the most important is the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House located on Pratt Street near Little Italy. Founded in 1927 the museum is the home of Mary Pickersgill, who sewed the 30 X 42 foot American flag that flew over Fort McHenry during the September 1814 Battle of Baltimore.
Kathryne and Essam Shomali adopted Little Joe from a shelter in Dallas, Pa., in 2012, thinking they would enjoy several years with him. But earlier this year, LJ was diagnosed with a form of cancer called adenocarcinoma, and the Shomalis were told he may only have six to 12 months to live. The couple, who live in the Rodgers Forge neighborhood of Towson, then decided to make a bucket list for LJ to create some fond memories with him before he passes.
Many gathered at Loudon Park Cemetery to attend the 141st commemoration of Confederate Memorial Day in Maryland. The Maryland Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), along with other patriotic and heritage preservation groups, hosted the annual ceremony to honor the thousands of soldiers who served the Confederacy during the War Between the States. Over 600 Confederate soldiers are buried at Loudon Park.
On June 6, 1944 the United States along with the other allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France. It was the beginning of a battle that would eventually turn the tide of World War II against Nazi Germany. This year marks the 70th anniversary of that landmark action during which thousands of soldiers lost their lives in defense of freedom.
Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers attend dozens of graduations each year in Howard, Harford, Baltimore counties and more to capture the moment students have been waiting for for four years (or longer). Here’s some of the best shots taken in recent weeks by our staff photographers and freelancers.
The spring 2014 high school sports season wrapped up this past weekend. The Darkroom turns back the clock to take a look at some of the best pictures taken by the Baltimore Sun Media Group during the term. These images not only show the intense competitive nature of the athletes, but also the creative approaches taken by the various photographers in documenting these events.
Commissioning day at the United States Naval Academy is steeped in history and tradition. The class of 2014 paraded into the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium and a few hours later 1,068 Navy and Marine Corps officers were commissioned into the armed services. Around 30,000 family members and friends attended as their young men and women receive their diplomas and they rejoiced in the own unique ways.
This is another installment in a series of photo compilations from baseball and softball games this spring – this time, a game between Reservoir and Governor Thomas Johnson high schools on Tuesday, May 20. [More on compiling the photos below.]
Removing the Plebe’s Dixie cup from the top of Herndon Monument and replacing it with a Midshipman’s cover marks the completion of Plebe year at the U.S. Naval Academy. The task is made even more difficult by the 50 pounds of vegetable shortening that the midshipmen of 1st Company spread all over the monument. This year’s time was 2:19:35.