Sunday, July 13, 2014

Maryland VI

Westminster has done a really great job with this memorial. I will post today about some of its other features, some of which are not so often seen.

The central stone with the names and likenesses is flanked on either side by "A day in the life" scenes. the first, shown next, is fairly standard and depicts the military aspect of our involvement.

The one on the right shows a less often displayed detail of what was going on. The humanitarian efforts we made are often lost to the conversation. I cannot think of another memorial that speaks to them so eloquently. Good job, Carroll County!

In addition to the above, this site boasts a contribution from the "Last Patrol." These guys were part of the education, public awareness and funds raising efforts to build the Maryland State Memorial in Baltimore. Here, they contributed the names of Maryland's lost to a time capsule in site. I read that
the names were hand rubbed at The Wall, in D.C.

The final shot is just of the four flags at the site. I particularly liked the way they looked in the wind, the day I was there.

Next time we will travel back to Massachusetts, so meet me there on the 18th, as always, at 9:00am.

If you would like to see more memorials from Maryland, or any other state, click the state name on the left side of this page.

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