Pub­lic me­mo­rial planned Fri­day for He­len Bent­ley

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND WORLD -

A pub­lic me­mo­rial will be held Fri­day af­ter­noon at Fort McHenry Na­tional Mon­u­ment and His­toric Shrine to honor He­len Delich Bent­ley, the for­mer con­gress­woman, Bal­ti­more Sun jour­nal­ist, and fierce ad­vo­cate for the Port of Bal­ti­more. Bent­ley, who served five terms in Congress from 1985 to 1995, died of brain can­cer Aug. 6 at her home in Ti­mo­nium. The Mary­land Port Ad­min­is­tra­tion and her fam­ily have planned the me­mo­rial for 2 p.m. Fri­day at Fort McHenry. Bent­ley was a long­time cham­pion of the port of Bal­ti­more, and for­mer Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. named the port for her in 2006. Seat­ing and park­ing will be lim­ited.

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