Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Maryland XXVII

Clear Spring, Maryland is in Washington County the home of the very first Washington Monument which may be seen along the Appalachian Trail at Boonsboro.

Clear Spring has also distinguished itself as the home of a very nice veterans memorial. The memorial is to many but has not neglected our friends and neighbors lost in 'Nam. 

left panel

The memorial is in three pieces, a center stone with dedication, and a left and right wing with laser graphics depicting various scenes from our different wars.

Center dedication panel

As you can see here, the glare was particularly difficult on this day. No amount of lens filters etc seemed to help. The text reads as follows:

Clear Spring Veterans Memorial

(Great seal of the U.S.A.)

This memorial is dedicated to all

who served honorably in

the Armed Forces of the 

United States of America

The citizens of Clear Spring, Maryland

area thank you and your families 

for your service and sacrifice.

Dedicated October 2, 2010

Right panel

It is not too very often that I find family groups on memorials, but you can see here that this family has contributed more that many.

These two small stone have been left at the site.

This memorial is made even more remarkable by the fact that Clear spring had a population of 359 as of 2017. I know I am beating a dead horse when I say that I am so often amazed at what small towns do for their own. Some states have no official Vietnam memorial to this day!

Next time, on the 21st we will take another trip to New York, so join me there at 9:00am.

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

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