Our Flag in this pre-Sept. 11, 2001 photo.


The Covert letter will honor the memory of America’s fallen heroes this weekend. We are fortunate to offer two moving poems by Sarah Groshong of Eastville, Va., and her loving tribute to her brother, Hospitalman 3C Allen Groshong, who was killed in action near Khe Sanh, South Vietnam, in April 1968. We also will remember Sgt. Frank J. Fenton, a survivor of the infamous Bataan Death March during World War II, and an article adapted from a speech written for presentation to the Rotary Club of Frederick (Md.).

 No words can ever express the gratitude we feel for the sacrifices of so many of America’s  finest men and women.

 Norman M. Covert, Publisher