Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The ceremony honors military members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens will honor seven fallen military members including two from the Edgewater area. The annual ceremony recognizes members of the military with substantial ties to Maryland, killed since May 2012 while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Among those honored will be Marine Sgt. Julian C. Chase and Navy Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks, both from Edgewater. Chase was killed on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was 22 years old. Feeks was killed on Aug. 16, 2012, in the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter in Afghanistan, one of the deadliest air …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
This week Patch reported that the Anne Arundel County Board of Education is reviewing a new social media policy.
Here's a recap of some of the top news from Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch this week. To read more on any story click on the link. 1. Little Caesars Pizza Coming to Edgewater Edgewater will soon be home to a Little Caesars Pizza. The chain is opening a new location inside the Kmart on Solomons Island Road. A store manager at Kmart confirmed that plans for a Little Caesars Pizza are in the works, however they could not give an exact opening or construction date because they are still waiting on permits from the county. 2. Proposed Policy Aims to Define, Limit Social Media The Anne Arundel County Board of Education got a first look on Wednesday at proposals that would end the ban of some social media sites in schools and offer guidelines for …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Operation Feeks' Fires honors Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks from Edgewater who was killed in Afghanistan.
A program called Operation Feeks' Fires has been introduced to honor the fallen Edgewater Navy SEAL who was killed in Afghanistan. Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks was killed on Aug. 16, 2012 when his helicopter crashed while fighting insurgents in southern Afghanistan. Since his passing, Operation Feeks' Fires has begun. According to its website, the program "provides Kindle Fire devices to combat veterans with invisible wounds (PTSD)" and is not limited to just military personnel in the hospital. Operation Feeks' Fires has the following eligibility requirements: For more information on Operation Feeks' Fires or to fill out an application visit the website. See Also:
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The family of Edgewater's fallen Navy SEAL, Patrick Feeks, is being honored during a special event to support wounded veterans on Wednesday.
UPDATE (1:40 p.m.)—The family of fallen Navy SEAL Patrick Feeks is being honored during a special fundraiser Wednesday night to support wounded veterans. On Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Cadillac Ranch in Annapolis, residents are invited to help veterans through the Annapolis-based Connected Warrior Foundation (CWF). The event will raise money to help soldiers fighting overseas as well as show support for the Feeks family. “The goal of Annapolis-based nonprofit CWF is connection—both human and technological and the provision of much-needed support and resources. CWF funds programs, raises awareness and supports activities to empower wounded veterans and improve their quality of life,” according to an official flier posted by the CWF. The …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The fallen Navy SEAL's family will be part of a ceremonial coin toss before South River takes on highly-ranked Old Mill High.
Patrick Feeks, the Navy SEAL from Edgewater who died in August while serving in Afghanistan, is set to be honored Friday night at South River High’s final home football game of the year. The 28-year-old Navy SEAL was killed Aug. 16 with seven other Americans and four Afghans when his helicopter crashed while fighting insurgents. To honor Feeks and his service, South River High invited his family to take part in a ceremonial coin toss before the big game Friday night. Additionally, both Old Mill and South River’s teams will line up on the field during the coin toss to honor the fallen local hero, said South River High’s Athletic Director Dave Klingel. South River High’s football team takes on highly-ranked Old Mill High on Friday at the …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Hundreds of residents lined Solomons Island Road to pay tribute to Feeks, a 28-year-old Navy SEAL who died in combat.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The family of killed Navy SEAL Patrick Feeks shares a statement with the community.
The family of Patrick Feeks released a public statement Tuesday afternoon. Their message to the public can be found below. It is with sincere regret that we share the loss of Patrick. He has touched all of our lives as a husband, a son, a brother, a friend, and a hero. He was truly devoted to his teammates and country. We want to thank everyone for the kind sentiments and gifts. The support and strength within our community has been extremely well received. For 28 years, Patrick effortlessly carried forth the honor and high traditions of our family. He lived his life as a fearless, humble and fierce competitor who earned the respect and admiration of the people who knew him. To this family, he was a gift from God and made us proud every …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Residents are encouraged to line Route 2 at 10 a.m. Monday to honor Edgewater Navy SEAL Patrick Feeks, as his body is escorted in to town.
After gaining approval from the Feeks family, the George. P. Kalas Funeral Home is moving forward with its special memorial tribute plan to honor Edgewater’s fallen Navy SEAL Patrick Feeks at 10 a.m. Monday. At about 10 a.m. Monday, residents are encouraged to line Solomons Island Road in Edgewater with flags “as their fallen hero comes home,” according to one funeral home employee. Feeks, a 28-year-old Navy SEAL, was killed Aug. 16 with seven other Americans and four Afghans when his helicopter crashed while fighting insurgents in Afghanistan. Hundreds are expected to attend Feeks’ viewing from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, but the funeral home’s staff members also are rallying the community to host a “welcome home tribute” for the “fallen …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The George P. Kalas funeral home also is trying to plan a special "welcome home" memorial event on Labor Day at 10 a.m.
Update (8/30 - 9:40 a.m.)—Efforts by the George P. Kalas Funeral Home to honor Edgewater’s fallen Navy SEAL, Patrick Feeks, have been temporarily put on hold, waiting for his family's approval. A staff member at the funeral home said they've decided to hold off on officially declaring any further memorial plans until the Feeks family gets back in town, and they receive word of approval. Feeks' viewing is set to take place next week at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home. The 28-year-old Navy SEAL was killed Aug. 16 with seven other Americans and four Afghans when his helicopter crashed while fighting insurgents in Afghanistan. Don Rakoskie, a staff member at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, told Patch there will be visitation hours to honor …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Patrick D. Feeks, 28, died when his helicopter crashed while fighting insurgents in a remote part of southern Afghanistan.
A Navy SEAL from Edgewater died last week when his helicopter crashed while fighting insurgents in southern Afghanistan, according to the Associated Press (AP). The SEAL, identified as Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks, was killed along with seven other Americans and four Afghans during the helicopter crash in Kandahar, Afghanistan, according to AP. A U.S. Navy press release stated that Feeks, 28, was at the time, assigned to a West Coast-based naval special warfare unit. Feeks is the second local man to die during military service. On Memorial Day, Edgewater Marine Sgt. Julian Chase died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Following his death, the community rallied to support the fallen …