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Fort Ritchie in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

WW II Veterans Memorial

 
 
WW II Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 15, 2010
1. WW II Veterans Memorial Marker
Inscription. This monument and a memorial woods are set aside to forever preserve the memory of the 7900 Washington County World War II veterans, 228 of whom gave their lives for the good of their country.

Dedicated this 11th day of November, 2004.

Historical Note: Located adjacent to the Appalachian Trail 4.5 miles southwest of this site, the original Washington County World War II veterans memorial is a 40-acre hemlock "memorial forest" dedicated April 21, 1945.
 
Erected 2004.
 
Location. 39° 42.417′ N, 77° 29.641′ W. Marker is in Fort Ritchie, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Castle Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in front of the old post headquarters on Fort Ritchie. Marker is in this post office area: Cascade MD 21719, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. D-Day Anniversary (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert F. Barrick Memorial Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Military Intelligence Training Center (about 300 feet away); The Ice Lakes (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Returns to South Mountain
WW II Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 15, 2010
2. WW II Veterans Memorial Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Trolley Line (approx. 1.2 miles away in Pennsylvania); Dr. Henry Harbaugh (approx. 2.1 miles away in Pennsylvania); Monterey Academy (approx. 2.2 miles away in Pennsylvania). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Ritchie.
 
More about this marker. The fort is no longer an active military installation, and was turned over for private development.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Fort Richie image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 15, 2010
3. Fort Richie
The parade field at Fort Richie. The memorial stands near the large flag pole on the opposite side of the field.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 562 times since then and 42 times this year. Last updated on April 25, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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