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Governor Hogan Leads Rededication of Bladensburg Peace Cross

November 12th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

To commemorate Veterans Day, Governor Larry Hogan today joined the rededication ceremony for the restored Peace Cross in Bladensburg, the historic monument constructed and funded in 1925 by local families, businesses, and the American Legion to honor 49 Prince George’s County residents who lost their lives in service to the nation during World War I. The governor, who successfully led the fight to keep the Peace Cross standing in its current location, was joined for the event by Peter Shapiro, chairman of the Prince George’s County Planning Board, and local elected officials.

“The people of this county first put up this Peace Cross, the people fought to keep it up, and now—thanks to the efforts of so many—it will forever be a permanent landmark and memorial,” said Governor Hogan. “Just as our veterans serve as a reminder every single day of the immeasurable cost of war and of the immense price of freedom, this Peace Cross reminds us of the enduring principles these young men fought to defend, and it serves as a lasting tribute of a grateful nation.”