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Date: May 25, 2012

Kevin Kamenetz
Baltimore County Executive

Military OfficersOn Monday, our entire nation will commemorate Memorial Day. For some, this will be a very personal occasion. You will pause to remember family and friends whose sacrifice secured our Country's safety and preserved its liberty. For others, it is a time to reflect on the knowledge that we owe the freedoms and prosperity we enjoy every day to the sacrifices of those in the United States Armed Forces, brave individuals that we never knew, heroic men and women that we never met. These anonymous heroes nonetheless gave their all to protect their country and our lives.     

However, whether we knew them or not, the valor of every fallen member of our armed services has earned the respect and gratitude of every citizen of the United States. We owe them a debt that can never be repaid.

So on this Memorial Day, let us honor their service and sacrifice by not only honoring their service but by giving our surviving veterans the care, support, and respect that they deserve. On this sacred day, let us keep in our thoughts those who still stand watch around the world today by remembering these words spoken so long ago by Abraham Lincoln: "Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away."

Keywords: memorial day, military

Kevin Kamenetz
Baltimore County Executive

Map of Sparrows PointOnce again, the hard-working men and women at RG Steel Sparrows Point are facing tough times. We are keenly aware that thousands of workers and their families depend on steel making for their livelihood -- plus thousands more who work for suppliers and businesses related to the Sparrows Point mill.

Baltimore County's rapid response workforce development team will be working with RG Steel, the United Steelworkers and our State partners to be sure workers have timely information about all unemployment benefits and resources available to them.  We encourage Sparrows Point workers to take advantage of the free services and workshops available at Baltimore County's workforce development centers. Free career consultation, seminars, and job placement assistance are available at the Eastpoint, Hunt Valley and Liberty Center career centers. For more information on our Division of Workforce Development, please click here.


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