Howard History

Honoring veterans

November 04, 2007

As reported Nov. 8, 1961, in The Evening Sun:

Three Ellicott City service clubs will dedicate a monument to Howard County War Veterans at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Courthouse.

The Veterans Day activity is sponsored by the Yingling-Ridgeley Post No. 7472, V.F.W., the Lions Club and the Rotary Club.

The monument - 4 feet by 5 feet - is on the front lawn of the Courthouse. It commemorates Howard County veterans of World War I , World War II and the Korean War .

Judge C. Ferdinand Sybert , of the Court of Appeals and a native Howard countian, will give the dedicatory address. Participating Ellicott City clergymen are the Rev. C.F. Keydash of St. Paul's, and the Rev. Herbert M. Payne of the First Lutheran Church.

Charles M. Scott, chairman of the board of county commissioners, will accept the monument on behalf of the county.

It will be presented by Leroy Wine, V.F.W. post commander, Marion Dasher, president of the Lions Club, and John B. Widdup, president of the Rotary Club.

[Paul McCardell, Sun researcher]

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