Friday, January 18, 2013
Post a patriotic photo from your Patch using the hashtag #PatchInauguration on Instagram.
We're starting something new here at Patch, borrowing an idea from social media networks. We're calling it the Weekend PatchTag Project. It's simple. Using your Instagram account, post a photo of patriotism in your community—you know, getting into the spirit of a presidential inauguration and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tag it with #PatchInauguration and it'll appear in our grid of images on every Patch site in Maryland. It's your chance to show off how patriotic your community is to the rest of the state. Now get to it! Oh, and while you're at it, what's your Instagram handle? Post it in a comment below, and let us know what Patch you live in, and we'll follow you!
Monday, January 14, 2013
The 24th company, which includes 87 students from 29 states, will walk the 1.5-mile parade route with President Barack Obama.
Eighty-seven students from the U.S. Naval Academy will experience President Barack Obama's inauguration firsthand by marching in the in 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade on Jan. 21. “We are honored to be invited to participate in such an important event," Midshipman 1st Class Ryan Hagelin said. "I'm personally very excited to march in the parade.” Hagelin is a New York native who commands the 24th Company, which the academy chose out of its 30 student companies to march in the parade. The school chose his company because it's the color company—meaning it's recognized by the academy for having superior academic, athletic and military professional performance. “As a company, we have practiced several times in order to prepare," Hagelin said…
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The inauguration brought people from all over the state to Annapolis.
On Wednesday, Lawyers Mall was bustling with visitors who were there to witness the inauguration ceremony for the second term of Gov. Martin J. O’Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown. For Laura Hamlett of Baltimore, it was her first time attending an inauguration. “I love it," she said. "It’s exciting because I never did it before.” Hamlett said the most important issue she hopes to see O’Malley address in the next four years is crime. Also in the crowd was Michelle Whitaker of Baltimore. “I’m excited to be here,” she said. Whitaker, who has two daughters in college, said the biggest issue on her mind is education. “We need children to grow,” she said. Irma Spruill of Forestville, MD, said she came to the event to celebrate. "I believe …