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Memorial Day Events in Anne Arundel County

By Katy Agro Myers

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor those lost while serving our country. Memorial day is often represented by the wearing/purchasing of red poppy flowers. This tradition is drawn from the poem, In Flanders Fields, written in 1915.

**Publisher's note - back in the 90s, I competed in the VFW Buddy Poppy pageant and was in fact the Buddy Poppy Queen for VFW 160 and still to this day can recite In Flanders Fields.

Today, Memorial Day is celebrated with friends and family. It's a chance to catch up on quality time and take a break from our busy schedules, but also - a time to stop and remember those that have been lost.

Anne Arundel County also boasts come celebrations. Check out our list below:

Date: May 28, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: 2795 Bayside Beach Road; Pasadena, Maryland 21122.

Date: May 29, 2023

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Start at Amos Garrett Blvd and West Street route ends at Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis, MD 21401

Date: May 29, 2023

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: 1122 Sunrise Beach Rd, Crownsville, MD, 21032

Date: May 27-29, 2023

Time: All day

Location: 2400 East Fort Avenue Baltimore, MD 21230 Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine will offer special programs focusing on the Civil War origins of Memorial Day. The weekend will feature a Civil War living history encampment and ranger programs focusing on how Memorial Day began.

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