Carroll County to Contribute to National Korean War Memorial

Carroll County joins the list of more than half of Maryland’s counties in contributing funds towards a new national Korean War Memorial. The memorial would be built close by to the original, but as a Wall of Rememberance engraved with the names of American soldiers killed in action during the war, similar to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. 

Arial view of the existing Korean War Veterans Memorial. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

MACo President and Harford County Executive Barry Glassman joined Carroll County Commissioners at their November 14 meeting to discuss plans for the memorial. Carroll County plans to contribute $4,100 in honor of the ten county residents who died in the war.

From coverage in the Baltimore Sun:

Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) President Barry Glassman is pushing for Maryland to pay for its portion of the remembrance wall by having each county government contribute a dollar amount that represents the number of veterans from that county who died in the war. “I got MACo involved when I came in as president,” Glassman said outside the meeting. “I’m close to some of the Korean War veterans in Harford County.”

“Carroll County is proud to join other Maryland jurisdictions in support of this initiative to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Korean War,” Commissioner Stephen Wantz, R-District 1, said in the release.

To learn more about the Korean War Memorial Foundation and the planned memorial, visit their webpage.

President Glassman will make several awards for contributions to the war memorial at MACo’s Winter Conference on December 5.

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