Philos and St. Peter’s Cemeteries Memorial Building – Westernport MD

Description

This is a small memorial building in Westernport, Maryland, at the St. Peter’s Cemetery (it is unclear whether the Philos Cemetery still exists and, if it does, if it is still called “Philos”). A plaque on the building reads, in part:

“IN MEMORIAM, LEST WE FORGET, This building is dedicated in remembrance of all those who took part in all wars to preserve the freedom and liberty for our country who now sleep in peace in Philos and St. Peter’s Cemeteries…Erected in 1937 by WPA labor and funds collected over a long period of time by the Memorial Day Committee of the citizens of the tri-towns Piedmont-Westernport-Luke.  Sponsored by Potomac Camp No. 5 United Spanish War Veterans.”

Source notes

(1) WPA photograph collection at the University of Maryland College Park Archives. (2) Information plaque on building.

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on March 31, 2013.

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Location Info


Philos Ave.
Westernport, MD 21562

Coordinates: 39.485706, -79.040436

One comment on “Philos and St. Peter’s Cemeteries Memorial Building – Westernport MD

  1. Avatar John Wade

    The building pictured above is actually in the Philos Cemetery, not St. Peter’s, as labeled.

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