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Chambersburg Area School District Foundation

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred on May 18th, 25, 50, and 100 years ago in Franklin County, PA.

25 YEARS AGO:

Wednesday, May 18, 1994

Flags Placed at Graveside — Veteran organizations and cemetery associations will place more than 9,400 flags on veterans graves in Franklin County before Memorial Day. The flags may not be removed before the first working day after July 4, according to Bob Harris, director of Veteran Affairs. Those in charge of a cemetery may then remove flags when they become unsightly. “Franklin County has maintained the tradition of letting flags until after Labor Day,” Harris said. “This year the flags must be removed no later than the first Sunday in October (Oct 2nd).” If a grave has not been decorated with a flag, you can call the county Veterans office.

50 YEARS AGO:

Sunday, May 18, 1969

Miss Carla Ann Mikell, of Wilson College, in Chambersburg, Pa has taken second place in Vogues’ Prix de Paris. The Prix de Paris is Vogue’s nation-wide essay competition, a talent search of the country’s college campuses, and part of the magazines continuing program to seek out and develop new talent for its staff. She was selected from a group of twelve finalists who will be introduced in the August 1 issue of Vogue.

100 YEARS AGO:

Sunday, May 18, 1919

DRAFT HEADQUARTERS OFFICIALLY CLOSED – Harrisburg – The Operation of the Selective Service law under which the draft was carrying on during the year officially ended in Pennsylvania at noon today when headquarters maintained in this city for two years barring one week were closed by Major William G. Murdock, the office in charge for three-fourths of the time the draft was in force. The headquarters handled the registration for military service of 2,667,242 men, almost a fourth of the population of the state a few years ago and inducted 226,115 men into the service.


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