WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL COMMISSION


Brig. Gen. John F. Burk, Jr. (Ret.), Chair

Appointed by Governor: Rosalie S. Abrams; Brig. Gen. Edmund G. Beacham (Ret.); Clarence W. Blount; Charles S. Blumenthal; Brig. Gen. George M. Brooks (Ret.); Claude L. Callegary, Esq.; Mary A. Conroy; Brig. Gen. Benjamin F. Dean (Ret.); Brig. Gen. Bernard Feingold (Ret.); Lt. Gen. (MD) James F. Fretterd; Gerald A. Glaubitz; James A. Holechek; Edward T. Kreiner, Sr.; Donald M. McKee; Calvin E. Patton; Joseph I. Pines; William F. Surgi, Jr.; Maj. Gen. Maurice D. Tawes (Ret.); Col. Martin W. Walsh, Jr. (Ret.); Maj. Gen. Edwin Warfield III (Ret.); Fred L. Wineland; Edwin J. Wolf, Esq.

Contact: Thomas E. Bratten, Jr.

c/o Maryland Veterans Commission
Federal Building, Room 110
31 Hopkins Plaza
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 333-4428
1-800-446-4926 (toll free)
e-mail: mvc2@erols.com
fax: (410) 333-1071

The World War II Memorial Commission was formed by statute in 1991 (Chapter 380, Acts of 1991) and reconstituted by the Governor in 1994 (Executive Order 01.01.1994.20). The Commission advises the Governor and General Assembly on the design, construction, and placement of a memorial or monument to those Marylanders who served in World War II (Code 1957, Art. 41, sec. 18-303). The Memorial is to be built on Route 450 overlooking the Severn River in Annapolis.

In August 1997, the Board of Public Works approved the construction contract for the Memorial. The groundbreaking ceremony for the $2.3 million monument was held on October 29, 1997.

Designed by New York architect Secundino Fernandez, the Memorial will have a rectangular amphitheater surrounded by columns and granite slabs inscribed with the names of 6,454 Marylanders who died in World War II. Stone panels and mosaic circles will further depict Maryland's role in the War. Ceremonies dedicating the Memorial are scheduled for July 23, 1998.

The Commission submitted a report to the Governor and General Assembly in September 1992. Authorization for the Commission continues until the Memorial is dedicated (Executive Order 01.01.1994.29).

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