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Kids Incorporated to host Business After Hours

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Tuesday, June 18, join the Madison County Chamber of Commerce and other local Madison County businesses for the monthly Business After Hours, a social networking event hosted by the Chamber. From 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., enjoy the evening with refreshments and door prizes at Bright Days Kids Incorporated, located at 250 NW Haynes St., in Madison. Founded in 1972, this 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization provides comprehensive Early Head Start services to over 200 eligible children (six weeks to three years old) and others in…

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What Flag Day means to us

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. June 14 is a special day we set aside to honor the official recognition of our flag, as stated by a congressional resolution, signed on June 14, 1777. The statement read, “Resolved, that the Flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation.” This official recognition was the first step on a long road to establishing Flag Day. Throughout the 1800s, numerous people made efforts…

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American Legion Post 224 to retire flags

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Friday, June 14, Flag Day, at 7 p.m., the American Legion Post 224, in Cherry Lake will conduct a Flag Retirement Ceremony to properly dispose of old, worn and tattered U.S Flags. Anyone who needs to dispose of any old U.S. Flags is asked to bring them to the Madison County Community Bank, the City of Madison Fire Station, Ace Hardware or the American Legion Post. This will ensure that the flags are disposed of in a respectful manner and in accordance with proper…

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Time captured: Raising the flag on Mt. Suribachi

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. After a career of more than 50 years, Joe Rosenthal had a lot to be proud of. Beginning his career as a reporter-photographer with the Newspaper Enterprise Association, Rosenthal had ambitions to take his artful skills to the military, and though being rejected, Rosenthal’s name forever became etched into history, thanks to the star-spangled banner. In an effort to claim an island 750 miles off the coast of Japan, the Battle of Iwo Jima began when United States Marines invaded the island in February of…

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