Westminster, MD, Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – In Open Session on Thursday, November 14, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners voted to contribute $4,100 toward funding Maryland’s Korean War Veterans who were killed in action.   The funds will go to the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation to help build a Wall of Remembrance at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.

The dollar amount fulfills the recommended funding goal for the county and represents the amount of funding required to engrave the names of the ten county residents killed during the conflict.  According to the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation website, support of the Foundation, “will enable us to add the Wall of Remembrance to the Memorial on which will be inscribed the names of the over 36,000 Americans who gave their lives in the service of freedom—names which might otherwise be Forgotten.”

Board of Commissioner President Stephen Wantz said, “Carroll County is proud to join other Maryland jurisdictions in support of this initiative to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Korean War.”

Open Session is available for viewing on the county meeting portal and the county YouTube channel. In addition, all meetings will be replayed on Comcast Channel 24.