The Dundalk Eagle

De­fend­ers’ Day is can­celed this year

- By DEB­BIE STAIGERWAL­D Dun­dalk Pat­ap­sco Neck His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety Celebrations · Dundalk, MD

To the ed­i­tor,

The Dun­dalk Pat­ap­sco Neck His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety would again like to thank you for spon­sor­ing our an­nual De­fender’s Day Com­mem­o­ra­tion and Bat­tle of 1812 re-en­act­ment at Fort Howard Park on Septem­ber 1, 2019, and in years past. You were a large part of that spe­cial event, en­rich­ing our com­mu­nity wile shar­ing our im­por­tant piece of his­tory with neigh­bors, friends and fam­ily. Your sup­port for this event would have never hap­pened. Thank you.

I am writ­ing to you to­day to tell you that, un­for­tu­nately, De­fend­ers’ Day is can­celed for this year. We did not feel it was right to ask out strug­gling small busi­nesses to spon­sor our event when they are work­ing so hard to over­come the hard­ships of the coro­n­avirus that have im­pacted our com­mu­nity. Though we feel strongly about teach­ing, pre­serv­ing and re­mem­ber­ing our im­por­tant piece of Amer­i­can his­tory, we must look at our place in our com­mu­nity and sup­port our neigh­bors.

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CUNAPLUS_M.FABA Fe­male hand writ­ing notes in a note­book on a desk at of­fice

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