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.
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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.
The day in photos around the world.
Police fire tear gas on protestors in Istanbul, Turkey, Lingerie Fighting Championships in north Las Vegas, the annual Life Ball Aids fundraiser in Vienna, Austria and other pictures from around the world.
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.
The Preakness Stakes is a horse race steeped in history. Having first been run in 1873, the thoroughbred race is the middle jewel in the run for the Triple Crown. One of the little known traditions during Preakness week at Pimlico is the bath that each horse gets after their early morning workouts. Like most three year olds the horses don’t seem to be thrilled with the mandatory scrub down, but reluctantly suffer through them.
In a recurring series, The Darkroom takes a look back at some of the talented photojournalists who have helped enrich the pages of The Baltimore Sun. One such photographer was Lloyd Pearson.
After going on the market for originally $29 million in March of 2012, the price for Michael Jordan’s home in Chicago was reduced to $21 million a year later. Now the price tag for the 56,000 square foot mansion has been lowered to $16 million. The home has nine bedrooms, 15 full bathrooms, a full sized indoor basketball court, plus a putting green and a tennis court. The art deco home, with the capacity to house 14 cars, is located north of Chicago on 7.39 acres.
Party goers enjoyed the atmosphere of Ladies Day at the Grand National Festival meeting in Liverpool, England. Though the day is supposed to be about steeplechase horse racing, equally important is the high fashion and having a good time.