Thursday, June 29, 2017

Maryland XV

Chesapeake Beach is a small town nestled on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. The town wanted to create a remembrance for those from the area that at made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

A small piece of land, right on the water became available and a memorial was designed and built. There are markers for each service and after 9/11 markers for first responders were added.there is a sign labeled Honor Roll with a list of names but no designations of which war these people fought in or there status is given. there are stars next to a couple of the names and one assumes that these were lost, but it is not clear.

Just feet beyond the main wall of the memorial rests a memorial specifically to Vietnam.

The Vietnam memorial donated by Nam Knights lists no names, just the dedications and the map and years of the war.

I know I may sound like a broken record, but once again I am astounded by what some small towns step up and do for their soldiers. One could assume that since no names are listed here that perhaps no one from Chesapeake Beach was lost in 'Nam, and yet, they, a town of about 3,000, with the help of Nam Knights of America, Old Line Chapter, have honored the many.

The memorial site may be found at the intersection of  Rte 260 and  Chesapeake Beach Road.

Next time, on the 4th, I hope to have a special post, check back then to see what is up.

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

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