Prince Frederick, MD – January 31, 2020 – Citizens are invited to honor a WWII veteran with a commemorative brick on the veterans patio of the “On Watch” memorial statue to Solomon.
The Calvert County General Service Department coordinates the annual campaign, which runs until May 1, 2020.
The monument commemorates those who served the United States in World War II. The cost of each brick is $ 100 and is tax deductible. Buyers will be notified when the engraving and installation is complete. Donations made to the Memorial Brick Campaign are used for the upkeep and upkeep of the statue and grounds, located at 14485 Dowell Road in Solomons.
An application is available online at www.CalvertCountyMd.gov/OnWatch. For more information, contact Melinda Donnelly at 410-535-1600, ext. 2327.
The “On Watch” Memorial Statue is an 8-foot bronze statue by Maryland artist Antonio Tobias Mendez commemorating the people and work done at the Solomons Amphibious Training Base during World War II. This facility, the country’s first amphibious training facility, was active from 1942 to 1945 and its effect on the region continues to be felt today. The statue was unveiled in August 2007.