War Memorial Committee receives Americanism Award

Wicomico County War Veterans Memorial Committee members Don Fitzgerald, Ralph Cordrey and Tony Sarbanes, along with Wicomico County staff member Tammy Taylor, accepted the Americanism Award for Flag Flying from Salisbury Elks Lodge No. 817 President Rick Konrad.

Wicomico County War Veterans Memorial Committee members Don Fitzgerald, Ralph Cordrey and Tony Sarbanes, along with Wicomico County staff member Tammy Taylor, accepted the Americanism Award for Flag Flying from Salisbury Elks Lodge No. 817 President Rick Konrad.

The Salisbury Elks Lodge No. 817 honored the Wicomico County War Veterans Memorial Committee with its Americanism Award for Flag Flying, as part of its President’s Day Award Ceremony.

The event took place at the Elks Lodge, where committee members Tony Sarbanes, Don Fitzgerald and Ralph Cordrey, along with Wicomico County staff member Tammy Taylor, were present to accept the award.

As part of their mission, the Elks strive to quicken the spirit of American patriotism, and they have done this in part by establishing the Americanism Award for Flag Flying. This award recognizes those in the community who fly our nation’s flag in the correct manner.

The Wicomico County War Veterans Memorial Committee was selected as this year’s recipient for properly displaying flags in the War Memorial located out front of the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center.

The War Memorial was erected in 2002, after a group of veterans from all branches of the military came together to honor and preserve the memory of Wicomico County’s fallen heroes.  Flags from each service branch, along with a United States, Maryland, Wicomico County and the POW-MIA flag, proudly fly over a brick wall displaying bronze plaques with the names of Wicomico County’s fallen veterans beginning with World War I.

To learn more about the Wicomico County War Veterans Memorial and the men and women it was built to honor visit http://www.wicomicociviccenter.org/about-the-center/war-memorial.

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