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cache type Chesapeake Beach Veterans Memorial cache size

by mother wolf
(Finds: 0  Score: 0)    (Hidden: 34  Score: 102.5)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 38° 41.670'   W 076° 31.979'
North Beach,   Maryland   20714
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 20 Nov 2008
Waypoint (Landmark): N02A68
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Virtual
Cache size:   Unknown

Difficulty: gps (easy)
Terrain: gps (easy)

Misc: Disabled access. Pets are allowed. No fees!

Comments:
The Memorial is open 24/7 to the public.

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In 1998 the small town of Chesapeake Beach, in Calvert County Maryland, wanted to construct a Memorial to those that have 'Given Their All'. They tried to purchase 3 connected pieces of property but were only able to acquire 1 track of land. It is not a large piece of property & it is nestled in between 2 rather large private homes on the waterfront of the Chesapeake Bay.

The University of Maryland's Architecture Department was then contacted & asked to design a memorial. The Dept. turned it into a contest for the students. There were 20 designs submitted & after some deliberation a design by Jack Stack was chosen. Construction began soon after.

On this small section of ground a beautiful Memorial was built for the Veterans who died protecting our Freedom. This small area has been named Memorial Park.

There are 2 distinct sections to this Memorial. A very large flag flies over the simple stone wall that has the name 'Chesapeake Beach Veterans Memorial Park'. In the other area there are 5 marble markers, representative of each branch of the military. They form a circle around a Compass Rose design at its center.

Post 9/11 there were 2 headstone type markers added to either side of the main walk path. 1 is dedicated to those Police Officers lost & the other is dedicated to the Firefighters that were lost.

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This Memorial is tucked in between some private residences that sit on the water front of the Chesapeake Bay. It is in the small town of Chesapeake Beach which is only a bit over 2 square miles big. The southern end of the city remains heavily wooded and is distinguished by the large sandstone cliffs called the Randle Cliffs which tower to 180 ft above the water. With a population of just over 3000 it is a beautiful, quaint town worth spending significant time to explore.

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I found it! 28 Feb 2009 by  sfcchaz  (Finds: 43  Score: 122)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 3.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This Memorial is on a bookmark list I'm using to see the many wonderful Memorials in the Greater Baltimore - Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania area. Thanks for showing me this one!

I found it! 19 Jan 2009 by  DudleyGrunt  (Finds: 39  Score: 108)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 46)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

1st exclusive NC find.

Visited while on an MML Geotrail outing late this afternoon. This is a must do cache and I definitely appreciate the sentiment and the location. Passing through a couple of coins. TFTC!

"Love your country and live with pride
And don't forget those who died
America can't you see

All gave some and some gave all
And some stood through for the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all"

I'll admit that I didn't realize this was listed as a Navicache at the time, but I found a GC cache that is on site and did take some pics. I'll try to get one posted soon.

Glad to log Mother Wolf's only non-crosslisted Navicache, even if it is quite late.
[Modified 2010-03-26 10:16:10]


 

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