Carroll County History Project Solicits ‘Letters to Home’ to Honor Fallen Heroes
Westminster, MD
04/06/2017 11:50 AM

The Carroll County History Project is collecting ‘Letters to Home’ as a way to honor fallen service men and women. In recognition of the sacrifice made by military personnel who died serving their country and defending American freedoms and values, we are asking families, friends, and local historians who received, or have letters from soldiers at war, to share them with the broader Carroll County Community.


The ‘Letters to Home’ will be read and recorded to produce a special program that will air on Cable channel 19.

In addition, the Carroll County History project will add all submissions into a collection that will be featured on the History Project website at


 “This year marks the 150th Memorial Day Parade in Carroll County,” said Marion Ware, History Project Coordinator. “We thought a great way to observe this milestone was to allow individuals to honor a lost loved one by sharing the letters the received during their time of service. Hearing these personal accounts of service can help us all to better understand the depth of their devotion to our country, as well as underscore how important connections on the home front help to sustain our soldiers in the field.”


Individuals interested in sharing their letters or reading submissions for the video project, should contact Marion Ware at the Carroll County History Project at or by calling 410-386-4415. Submissions received after April 24, 2017 will be added to the collection, but are not guaranteed to be included in the video program.



About The Carroll County History Project


The Carroll County History Project was developed by the Community Media Center in partnership with the Carroll County Public Library, Carroll County NAACP, Human Relations Commission of Carroll County, Historical Society of Carroll County, the Carroll County Genealogical Society and the Carroll County Bureau of Aging. Its purpose is to document the history of Carroll County and preserve the memories of its residents through videotaped oral histories for future generations to use and enjoy. The Carroll County History Project was honored by the Maryland Historical Trust with the 2011 Maryland Preservation Award for Educational Excellence. For more information visit our website at


Sherry Taylor
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