Guided Tour of Maryland's Military Monuments
This reference is intended to serve as a gateway to the understanding of all the brave Marylanders who dedicated their lives to ensure our collective security, prosperity and well-being.
Home to one of the largest populations of veterans in the country, Maryland has played a unique role in United States military history that extends to the earliest days of our nation's formation.
According to historians, Maryland first became known as the "Old Line State" when General George Washington chose the name as a tribute to the bravery of the Maryland troops during the Revolutionary War. At considerable loss of life, the "Old Line" Maryland troops protected the retreat of the Continental Army during the Battle of Brooklyn. Their courageous efforts helped save the Continental Army from assured destruction by the numerically superior British troops. The monument erected to commemorate the sacrifice of those brave Marylanders is included here.