Donate to the Governor's Commission on Maryland Military Monuments
The Commission's work has been made possible through the generosity of individuals, private groups, veterans organizations, and a modest annual budget in the Maryland Department of Planning. Maryland veterans have served their state and country in every conflict since the founding of our Republic. If you would like to help sustain the memorials honoring their service, we invite you to donate to our program.
The Commission works with owners to obtain professional and appropriate treatment for these historic resources and has established a program to preserve the work thus far accomplished. The typical conservation treatment for historic bronze consists of gentle cleaning followed by a protective wax coating applied with heat. We monitor the monuments' condition and every three to four years a conservator returns to wash the monuments and touch up any areas of bronze where the wax has started to break down. Routine maintenance of this kind is far less costly than treatment for bronze that has been allowed to deteriorate.
Note that donations to the Maryland Military Monuments Commission are tax deductible as a charitable contribution under 26 U.S.C. Section 170 ( c ) (1).
If you wish to make a donation through the mail, please send a check or money order made payable to the "Governor's Commission on Maryland Military Monuments" to the following address:
Maryland Historical Trust
ATTN: Governor's Commission on Maryland Military Monuments
100 Community Place, 3rd Floor
Crownsville, MD 21032
As Maryland commemorates the Centennial of World War I, the Monuments Commission is ensuring our war memorials are maintained in good condition.
The Fifth Regiment of the 29th Division fought in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, part of the final Allied offensive and one of the largest in United States Military history. Over 30% of the Division was killed or wounded. This powerful sculpture by Baltimore artist Hans Schuler, dedicated in 1925, contains portraits of Marylanders who died at the front. Last maintained in 2001, the coating on the bronze and copper elements is scheduled to be renewed.