MIDDLE RIVER — Manufacturing plants in the United States churned out more than 300,000 military planes during World War II, including 18,000 B-24s and 4,000 B-29s, and nearly 100,000 of them were lost in combat or training.

ROCK HALL — Pvt. Bernard Franklin Elburn of Piney Neck, who was a casualty of the North African campaigns of World War II, will receive a Memorial Day salute at his parents’ gravesite in Wesley Chapel cemetery on May 27.

ELKTON — The local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans is accepting monetary donations while raffling off electronics to help support community-based service initiatives for local veterans at area VA medical centers.

CECIL COUNTY — Across the county, various organizations will be hosting ceremonies and other events this Veterans Day weekend to honor and remember the nation’s veterans.

ELKTON — As the sun rises on Veterans Day, if those that live near Elkton’s Armory listen closely, they might hear Brian McCandless’s unconventional and melodic tribute to the 100th anniversary of the World War I armistice.

PERRY POINT — Seated on a bench in front of a Baldwin grand piano on a recent Tuesday morning, Duke Thompson performed a self-penned composition that fluently shifted back and forth from somber passages marked minor chords to peaceful parts with crystalline high notes to triumphant, march-li…

PORT DEPOSIT — You may remember John Klisavage from his years on the town council but years before that he was a second officer in the U.S. Merchant Marines, a member of the Class of 1976 from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.

CECIL COUNTY — Across the county, various organizations will be hosting ceremonies and other events this Veterans Day weekend to honor and remember the nation’s veterans.

It is red, white, and blue with 50 stars

NEWARK, Del. — It was a long road for veteran Kevin Barnett to build his self-confidence — even longer to chronicle that journey in a book — but he credits the United States military for giving him the opportunity to find himself and to turn the negativity in his life into something productive.

NORTH EAST — For half a century, Cecil College has been providing comprehensive access to educational opportunities. For the Mixon family, the college was the steppingstone for two of their sons to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.