fbpx
pilots in dress uniforms The pilots African American Officers gas masks African American Soldiers 1 Mule Rearing Riveters doughboys with mules

Maryland WWI Related Locations

 

Middletown WWI Memorial loupe
31 W Main Street
Middletown
MD
USA
21769

Located in Middletown Memorial Park

 
Middletown WWI Memorial Hallloupe
4 National Road
Middletown
MD
USA
21769
 
Mount Pleasant Hospital WWI Memorialloupe
11501 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills
MD
USA
21117
 
National Cryptologic Museumloupe
8290 Colony Seven Road MD 20701
Annapolis Junction
MD
USA
20701
 
Patterson Park WWI Flag Poleloupe
27 S Patterson Park Ave
Baltimore
MD
USA
21231
 
Pikesville Armory WWI Memorial Gateloupe
610 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville
MD
USA
21208
 
Prince George's County WWI Memorialloupe
Main Street and East Court Drive
Upper Marlboro
MD
USA
20772

Located by the Upper Marlboro Courthouse

 
Prince George's County WWI Peace Cross Memorialloupe
MD 450 and US 1
Bladensburg
MD
USA
20710
1925

The American Legion commissioned the cross to commemorate the 49 servicemen that died overseas in World War I. The monument was designed by Washington, D.C. architect and artist John Joseph Earley, and was erected between 1919 and 1925. The Latin cross design was selected as it mirrored the cross structures used on the gravesites of soldiers buried after the war in Europe and other locations. United States Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels spoke at the monument's groundbreaking ceremony in September 1919, with a formal dedication ceremony in July 1925. The name "Peace Cross" was first used in the Washington, D.C., area in 1898 for a twenty-foot-tall cross erected on the grounds of Washington National Cathedral to mark the end of the Spanish–American War.

The cross was originally built on private lands, but the lands were turned over to the state's Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission in 1961. The Commission has since overseen the maintenance of the memorial. The land has been heavily developed over the years, with a divided highway passing by it and the memorial on its median. The Commission installed nighttime illumination to avoid this becoming a safety hazard. Additionally, more war memorial structures have been erected in the same general area, creating the Veterans Memorial Park.

 
Display the map      
Relay WWI Memorialloupe
1620 S Rolling Rd
Baltimore
MD
USA
21227
Located on the side of the Relay Children's Center Building
 
Salisbury WWI Honor Rollloupe
1401 Camden Avenue
Salisbury
MD
USA
21801

Located inside Asbury United Methodist Church

 

"Pershing" Donors

$5 Million +


Founding Sponsor
PritzkerMML Logo


Starr Foundation Logo


The Lilly Endowment