Honor Veterans During “On Watch” Memorial Service

News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Nov. 4, 2019 – The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners will hold an “On Watch” memorial service Sunday, Nov. 10, to recognize and honor veterans in Calvert County. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. at the “On Watch” monument site located at 14485 Dowell Road in Dowell. The ceremony is free and open to the public; those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by calling 410-326-2042, ext. 19.

The keynote speaker will be Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River Executive Officer Capt. John Brabazon, with Calvert Marine Museum Board of Governors Vice Chair Jack Fringer to recognize local veterans. NAS Patuxent River Honor Guard will serve as flag bearers for the ceremony and Sara Zylack will perform the national anthem. The ceremony will conclude with a wreath-laying ceremony and light refreshments.

The “On Watch” Memorial Statue is a bronze statue unveiled in 2007 by Maryland artist Antonio Tobias Mendez. The statue commemorates the people and works at the Solomons Amphibious Training Base, the nation’s first, during World War II. Between 1942 and 1945, around 68,000 sailors, marines, coast guardsmen and soldiers trained to make beach landings; these forces had major roles at landings in Guadalcanal, North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, and the Pacific Solomons Islands. 

Find information on Calvert County Government services online at www.CalvertCountyMd.gov

The Southern Maryland Chronicle is a local, small business entrusted to provide factual, unbiased reporting to the Southern Maryland Community. While we look to local businesses for advertising, we hope to keep that cost as low as possible in order to attract even the smallest of local businesses and help them get out to the public. We must also be able to pay employees(part-time and full-time), along with equipment, and website related things. We never want to make the Chronicle a “pay-wall” style news site.

To that end, we are looking to the community to offer donations. Whether it’s a one-time donation or you set up a reoccurring monthly donation. It is all appreciated. All donations at this time will be going to furthering the Chronicle through hiring individuals that have the same goals of providing fair, and unbiased news to the community. For now, donations will be going to a business PayPal account I have set-up for the Southern Maryland Chronicle, KDC Designs. All business transactions currently occur within this PayPal account. If you have any questions regarding this you can email me at davidhiggins@southernmarylandchronicle.com

Thank you for all of your support and I hope to continue bringing Southern Maryland the best news possible for a very long time. — David M. Higgins II

© 2019 The Southern Maryland Chronicle. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.