Public memorial planned Friday for Helen Bentley
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.