100 Volunteers Expected at the MD WW II Memorial and Jonas Green Park
to Promote Community Service and Commemorate 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11
What: Approximately 100 volunteers, including community, youth, family volunteers and members of the Midshipmen Action Group will start with a brief ceremony at the Maryland World War II Memorial overlooking the Severn River to commemorate Marylanders who lost their lives in service to their country, including on 9/11.
An environmental service project at Jonas Green Park at the foot of the Naval Academy Bridge just outside of Annapolis will help control stormwater runoff and help cleanup the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay.
When: Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Where: 8:30 am at MD WW II Memorial, 1920 Ritchie Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401 and
9am – Noon at Jonas Green Park, 1990 Ritchie Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401
Who: Volunteers will be joined by community leaders and spokespeople including:
- Speaking at the 8:30am Ceremony, Senator John Astle, representing Anne Arundel County, District 30, who served in U.S. Marine Corps as a captain, 1966-75 and in U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, 1975-96 (retired as colonel).
- · Also invited are County Executive John R. Leopold; Mayor Joshua Cohen; Delegate Michael Busch, Speaker of the House of Delegates; Members of the Anne Arundel Delegation; City of Annapolis Council Members; Anne Arundel County Council Members; Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin; Congressmen Sarbanes, Hoyer and Harris; and Nancy Sutley, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality.