Abell awarded DAR Medal of Honor
Lawrence C. Abell of Newburg, president of the Maryland Veterans Memorial Museum, was awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Medal of Honor on March 25. The only 2017 recipient of the award in the state, Abell was honored at the Annual State Conference of the Maryland State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, held in Ellicott City.
The NSDAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children.
The Medal of Honor is the most prestigious honor awarded by the DAR and recognizes the extraordinary leadership, trustworthiness, service and patriotism of native-born citizens.
Abell was nominated by the Port Tobacco Chapter of the NSDAR for his work in historic preservation and education, as well as for his military service, generosity and service to his community.