Theodore R. McKeldin, Governor 333
(Senate Joint Resolution 3)
Joint Resolution memorializing the Congress of the United
States to establish a Cemetery of Revoluntary Soldiers
in Brooklyn, N. Y., as a National Memorial.
Whereas, The lead editorial of the Brooklyn Eagle (New
York) of Wednesday, January 23,, 1952, forcibly calls
attention to disgraceful conditions existing around the
hallowed spot on Third Avenue, between Seventh and
Eighth Avenues, Brooklyn, where 256 Maryland soldiers
lie buried; and
Whereas, These gallant soldiers gave their lives on the
morning of August 27, 1776, in halting the encirclement
of General Washington's Army by the British at the ol<J
Stone House at Gowanus. By their immortal sacrifice, it
has been truly said that "they saved the American Army"
since the glorious and effective amphibious withdrawal of
the American Army under General Washington, after the
battle in which these men died, could not have been possible
without the great sacrifice they made; and
Whereas, For the greater part of a century and three-
quarters, their place of interment has been neglected, un-
attended, forsaken, almost forgotten and unmarked ex-
cept for a bronze plaque placed on the site by the American:
Whereas, It is a sad commentary that their path of
glory should lead to such a nameless and forsaken spot;:
it is an indictment against those who should have done
something about it. The people of this nation should see
to it that these honored dead shall not continue to sleep in
obscurity in a land which today enjoys the blessings these
men died to make possible; now, therefore be it
Resolved that the General Assembly of Maryland, hereby
memorialize Congress to cause appropriate action to the
end that the lands above referred to be established and
maintained as a National Memorial by the appropriate
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