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GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION ON MARYLAND MILITARY MONUMENTS


[photo, Statue of Baron Johann DeKalb, by Ephraim Keyser, State House grounds, Annapolis, Maryland] Chair: Brig. Gen. James A. Adkins, Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Appointed by Governor: Joseph M. Balkoski; Robert A. Crawley, Jr.; Ulysses G. Demond III; William M. Dunbar; Nancy N. Kurtz; Barrett L. McKown; Orlando Ridout V; Thomas J. Rostkowski; Richard J. Santos; William Donald Schaefer; Milton L. Schnitzker; Susan Cooke Soderberg; John C. Sprague; Daniel Carroll Toomey.

Statue of Baron Johann DeKalb, by Ephraim Keyser, State House grounds, Annapolis, Maryland, May 1999. Photo by Diane P. Frese.

Baron DeKalb (1721-1780) led the Maryland Line at the Battle of Camden, South Carolina, August 16, 1780. He died at Camden on August 19, 1780, from wounds received in that battle.


[photo, Maryland Monument, Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania] Staff: Robert C. Sharps

c/o Office of Secretary, Dept. Veterans Affairs
Jeffrey Building, 16 Francis St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 260-3842; 1-866-793-1577 (toll free, Maryland); fax: (401) 216-7928
e-mail: bsharps@mdva.state.md.us
web: www.sos.state.md.us/mmmc/mmmchome.htm

Maryland Monument, Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 2003. Photo by Elizabeth W. Newell.


The Governor established the Governor's Commission on Maryland Military Monuments in January 1989 (Executive Order 01.01.1989.02; Executive Order 01.01.1989.06; Executive Order 01.01.2004.59; Executive Order 01.01.2008.17). The Commission inventories Maryland military monuments. Each monument is identified by name, date of construction, location, and original sponsorship. Current ownership of both the monument and its site is noted with a complete description of the monument, including its construction materials; condition; theme; inscriptions, if any; and who is responsible for maintenance.

To restore damaged monuments, the Commission determines the cost and secures funds. The Commission also assigns responsibility for maintenance of each monument and prepares educational and tourism materials for public distribution. Since 1989, the Commission has arranged for the cleaning and restoration of ninety-seven Maryland military memorials.

Appointed by the Governor, the Commission consists of up to twenty-one members. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs serves as chair.

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