Vietnam Memorial

Political briefs

May 15, 1991

A 240-foot replica of Washington's Vietnam War Memorial will be on display June 14-16 at Meadowridge Memorial Park in Elkridge.

The replica, constructed by the Habitat company from Tempe, Ariz., has a simulated black granite surface containing the more than 58,000 names of soldiers from the original wall.

Activities, including a reading of names of local servicemen, memorial ceremonies, honor guards, as well as time for name-etching, arescheduled during the three-day event.

The "Vietnam Wall Experience" is sponsored by a variety of volunteers, active duty and retired military personnel, veterans organizations, civic and citizens groups,and park employees.


The League of Women Voters will sponsor a reception for the Board of Education at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Locust Park Neighborhood Center, at the corner of Tamar Drive and Lambskin Lane.

The League will discuss with Superintendent Michael Hickey and the school board the current budget crunch, its effect on the schools, the board's priorities for the coming school year, and plans for the growing school-age population.

The meeting is open to the public.


The Young Democrats of Howard County will conduct its monthly meeting at 8 p.m. today at Stonehouse in the Village of Long Reach in Columbia.

Councilman Paul Farragut will be the guest speaker.

Results of the voter registration drive at Howard Community College, preparations for the organization's summer fund-raiser, and the softball game between the Young Democrats and not-so-young Democrats will be discussed.

Information: 997-5921.


The Democratic Forum is sponsoring an after-work mixer in tribute to retiring U.S. Congressman Morris K. Udall, D-Arizona, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 29 at the law officesof Kraft, Balcerzak and Bartlett, at 7050 Oakland Mills Road.

Featured at the tribute will be campaign memorabilia and a tribute cardthat will be sent to Udall in Arizona.

The fee is $10.

The non-profit organization is dedicated to providing educational programs and forums on issues of public concern.

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