Saturday, July 24, 2004

Local news briefs

Ceremony honors wounded in war

Staff/Wire reports

America's first Purple Heart recipient - Revolutionary War hero Sgt. William Brown, who made his home in Cincinnati after the country won its independence - will be honored at a Fountain Square ceremony at noon Aug. 6.

So, too, will all the Cincinnati veterans who have earned the medal that goes to those wounded in battleFrom 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day, Cincinnati's two chapters of the Military Order of the Purple Heart will have tables set up on Fountain Square.

Damon Lynch III to speak in Mass.

The Rev. Damon Lynch III will join actor Danny Glover in presenting the "National People's Platform" today at the Boston Social Forum at the University of Massachusetts. The platform is an alternative to the Democratic and Republican political platforms. Among priorities: living wages and worker rights for all people; racial, gender and economic justice; and public social investment. The platform will be presented before an expected audience of 500 youths as a prelude to the Democratic National Convention. Lynch is former president of the Cincinnati Black United Front.

Christian bikers gather for rally

Landmark Baptist Temple is hosting the Ohio chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association's state rally this weekend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of CMA, a nonprofit, interdenominational Christian ministry organization. More than 600 motorcyclists are expected on the church grounds at 1600 Glendale-Milford Road, Evendale. The public is invited to see the motorcycles 9 a.m.-10 p.m. today, and Sunday afternoon. CMA members attend motorcycling events across the country where they give out water, coffee and Bibles.


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