Friday, January 8, 2016

Maryland X

Allegheny County is in the western part of Maryland. While driving through, I ran across this memorial in the town of Lonaconing. The town lies about 16 miles south west of Cumberland on rte 36.

It was sponsored by a VFW that now seems to be defunct.

In 2013 the town which has less than one half of  square mile in size had a population of 1163 people, prompting me to comment, once again, on what small towns often do for their veterans.

I have been unsuccessful in gathering any additional information about the site. Calls to local vet organizations and a area newspaper went unreturned. So, as I so often ask, and you so often respond to, let me know if you have any information and I will update it here.

I did discover that no one from this town was lost in 'Nam. It is very unusual to find a memorial in a town that suffered no losses. It amazes me that I can find places who have had loses but no memorials, I can't quite understand this, but to find a place with no losses and a memorial, well that's just very unusual. The names listed above are those who contributed to the building of the memorial.

Next time on the 13th, we will return to Massachusetts, so join me there at 9:00am.

To see other memorials from Maryland, or any other state, click the state name on the left side of this page.

1 comment:

  1. seems their motive is purely intrinsic...likely they mean exactly what they say on the sign.? Thanks for publishing.