Fort Howard Community Association has launched the “Keeping the Promise for Another Hundred Years,” restoration project of the iconic Fort Howard Park M1906 field artillery guns from 1918.
On loan from the federal government to Baltimore County for decades the two artillery guns have held a silent vigil overlooking the breaking waves of the Fort Howard shores symbolizing the the blanket of security we sleep under ever night. By day that blanket permits us to live freely pursuing our personal happiness.
The elements have silently taken their toll on the iconic guns.
Fort Howard Community Association is sponsoring the restoration of the the dilapidated guns.
Leading the “Keeping the Promise for Another Hundred Years,” restoration project is long time resident of Fort Howard and association vice-president Mr. Joseph Swain.
Mr. Swain is an United States Air Force, Security Forces, veteran who was serving in Afghanistan 2001 during the World Trade Center attack of New York City 9-11-2001.
Mr. Swain’s dedication to our nation and his leadership restoring these symbolic icons is greatly appreciated.
Equal thanks to Miss Pam Jarrell and Mr. Don Kuklinski of Baltimore County Parks and Recreation along with both non & for profit corporations and private donations and pledges of time, materials, and money bringing the “Keeping the Promise for Another Hundred Years,” restoration project to fruition.
Both Preservation Alliance of Baltimore County and the Maryland Museum of Military History are contributors to the Fort Howard Defender’s Day sponsored yearly by the Dundalk/Patapsco Neck Historical Society.
“Keeping the Promise for Another Hundred Years,” contributors of any amount are recognized on a rolling “Cyber Plaque.”
The project will entail temporary cordoning off the guns with fence, stripping and repainting, wheel replacement, mounting the guns on concrete, landscaping, and interpretive signage.
Once the project is complete, Fort Howard Community Association will erect a dedicated website show-casing the guns and listing the contributors similar in the following links.
Volunteers of all ages are welcomed. Money donations can be made through PayPal or to Fort Howard Community Association directly.
In-kind donations are welcomed also.
As always membership to Fort Howard Community Association and our support group Friends of Fort Howard is free.
For more information on how your name can personally become part of American history restoring the Guns at Fort Howard contact Fort Howard Community Association at 410-477-2040 email forthoward.org or see our contact page.