Abell awarded DAR Medal of Honor

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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.


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