BALTIMORE — State employees left the office on Wednesday to take part in a joint community project.
About 100 staff members held a joint clean-up effort at the Maryland Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Baltimore. The three and a half acre sit pays tribute to Marylanders who lost their lives while serving the country in the Vietnam War.
This is part of Governor Larry Hogan's Maryland Day to Serve initiative.
"I'm a veteran myself I served in the Air Force, fought in the Gulf War fought in Iraqi freedom and enduring freedom and this is a part of my history," said Director of the Cemetery and Memorial Program, Russell Ware. "These are my brothers and sisters in arm who've fought beside me I want to recognize that we have the utmost respect for any veteran especially the Vietnam veterans here who served from the state of Maryland."
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Project was chosen in part because Governor Hogan proclaimed 2019 as Maryland's Year of the Veteran.
Staff from Maryland Lottery and Gaming, the Stadium Authority, the Department of Commerce and the Department of Veterans Affairs participated.