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Fort Smallwood Park Flagpole

 
 
Fort Smallwood Park Flagpole Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 19, 2008
1. Fort Smallwood Park Flagpole Marker
Inscription. Dedicated in Honor of Anne Arundel County Residents Who Lost Their Lives in the Global War on Terrorism

May their scarifice be honored and remembered forever

The Citizens of Anne Arundel County
John R Leopold, County Executive
County Council
Cathleen Vitale, Chairman
Edward Reilly, Vice Chairman
James Benoit
Joshua Cohen
Ronald Dillon
Daryl Jones
Edward Middlebrooks

Text on 9 seperate markers near the main marker:

Collin J. Bowen, Millersville, Sergeant First Class, United State Army, Fallen Hero, Afghanistan 03-14-2008

Roger W. Haller, Annapolis, Command Sergeant Major, United States Army, Fallen Hero, Iraq 01-20-2007

Eric W. Herzberg, Severna Park, Lance Corporal, United States Marine Corps, Fallen Hero, Iraq 10-21-2006

Eric M. Kavanagh, Glen Burnie, Private First Class, United States Army, Fallen Hero, Iraq 09-20-2006

Michael B. Matlock, Jr., Glen Burnie, Specialist, United States Army, Fallen Hero, Iraq 02-20-2008

James J. Stoddard, Jr., Crofton, Sergeant First Class, United States Army, Fallen Hero, Afghanistan 09-30-2005

Christopher W. Swanson, Rose Haven, Staff Sergeant, United States Army, Fallen Hero,
Collin J. Bowen Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 19, 2008
2. Collin J. Bowen Marker
Iraq 07-22-2006

Justin J. Watts, Crownsville, Corporal, United States Marine Corps, Fallen Hero, Iraq 01-14-2006

Douglas A. Zembiec, Annapolis, Major, United States Marine Corps, Fallen Hero, Iraq 05-11-2007
 
Erected 2008 by Anne Arundel County.
 
Location. 39° 9.788′ N, 76° 28.922′ W. Marker is in Pasadena, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Fort Smallwood Road (Maryland Route 173) and Bay Front Drive. Touch for map. Marker is within Fort Smallwood Park, about 500 feet north of the entrance gate, next to the park office building. Marker is in this post office area: Pasadena MD 21122, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The History of Ft Smallwood Park (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The History of Ft Smallwood Park (about 800 feet away); Preservation in Progress (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bill Burton Fishing Pier (approx. mile away); Prime View (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars (approx. 1.4 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 2.2 miles away); Observing the Enemy (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pasadena.
 
Also see . . .
Roger W. Haller Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 19, 2008
3. Roger W. Haller Marker

1. Anne Arundel County Webpage on the Flagpole Memorial. (Submitted on July 20, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
2. MilitaryTimes webpage on Collin J. Bowen. (Submitted on July 25, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
3. Military Times webpage on Roger W. Haller. (Submitted on July 25, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
4. Military Times webpage on Eric W. Herzberg. (Submitted on July 25, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
5. Military Times webpage on Eric M. Kavanagh. (Submitted on July 25, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
6. Military Times webpage on Micheal B. Matlock Jr. (Submitted on July 25, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
7. Military Times webpage on James J. Stoddard Jr. (Submitted on July 25, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
8. Military Times webpage on Christopher W. Swanson. (Submitted on July 25, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
9. Military Times webpage on Justin J. Watts. (Submitted on July 25, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
10. Military Times webpage on Douglas A. Zembiec. (Submitted on July 25, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, 2nd IraqWar, Afghanistan
 
Eric W. Herzberg Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 19, 2008
4. Eric W. Herzberg Marker
Eric M. Kavanagh Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 19, 2008
5. Eric M. Kavanagh Marker
Micheal B. Matlock, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 19, 2008
6. Micheal B. Matlock, Jr. Marker
James J. Stoddard, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 19, 2008
7. James J. Stoddard, Jr. Marker
Christopher W. Swanson Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 19, 2008
8. Christopher W. Swanson Marker
Justin J. Watts Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 19, 2008
9. Justin J. Watts Marker
Douglas A. Zembiec Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 19, 2008
10. Douglas A. Zembiec Marker
Fort Smallwood Park Flagpole Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 19, 2008
11. Fort Smallwood Park Flagpole Marker
Main marker with 9 trees and markers in the background, one for each fallen hero.
Fort Smallwood Park Flagpole image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 19, 2008
12. Fort Smallwood Park Flagpole
Looking back at the flagpole from the 9 trees. The old Fort Smallwood barracks, now the Fort Smallwood Park Office, sits behind the flagpole.
Fort Smallwood Park Flagpole image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 19, 2008
13. Fort Smallwood Park Flagpole
Another look at the barracks and flagpole from the north.
Battery Hartshorne image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 19, 2008
14. Battery Hartshorne
Inside the park, about .3 miles north of the historical marker, is Battery Hartshorne, one of two concrete batteries that were part of the harbor defense of Baltimore in the Endicott system. The battery was built in 1900 and named for Captain Benjamin M Hartshorne Jr who was killed in the Philippines. Its 6 inch guns were removed in 1927. Another smaller battery, Battery Sykes, was built next to Battery Hartshorne in 1905 but also had its 3 inch guns removed in 1927 and no longer stands.
Fort Howard image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 19, 2008
15. Fort Howard
Across the Patapsco River from Battery Hartshorne is the former Fort Howard, now a Baltimore County park. Together, Forts Smallwood and Howard guarded the entrance to the Patapsco as part of the Endicott harbor defense of Baltimore in the early 1900s.
Early 1900s Harbor Defenses of Baltimore image. Click for full size.
16. Early 1900s Harbor Defenses of Baltimore
Satellite image from Google of the Patapsco River. Forts Howard and Smallwood guarded the mouth. Forts Armistead and Carroll are just in front of the Key Bridge that spans the Patapsco. Fort McHenry guarded the inner harbor. Francis Scott Key was somewhere near the Key Bridge when he observed the British bombardment of Fort McHenry and penned the Star Spangled Banner.
Fort Smallwood Park in 1931 image. Click for full size.
Enoch Pratt Free Library
17. Fort Smallwood Park in 1931
The fort was given to Baltimore City which converted it to a park by 1930. It was a very popular destination in the 30s, 40s, and 50s.
Fort Smallwood Park in 2008 image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 19, 2008
18. Fort Smallwood Park in 2008
The older pier was destroyed in 2003 by Hurricane Isabel, and replaced with this smaller one for fishing and crabbing. Although the park is still owned by Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County took over operations of the park in 2006 and swimming is no longer permitted at the park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,993 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on July 20, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   14, 15. submitted on July 24, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   16, 17, 18. submitted on July 25, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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