Community breaks ground on APG memorial in Aberdeen

U.S. Army photo by Greg Mahall, CECOM

ABERDEEN, Md. – Members of the community break ground on the APG Memorial at Festival Park in Aberdeen, Dec. 9, 2016. Sponsored by the APG Centennial Celebration Association, or ACCA, the memorial will serve as a permanent reminder of the men and women who lost their lives supporting the warfighter while working at APG since its establishment in 1917.

Community members who partcipated in the groundbreaking include, (from left), Charles Nietubicz, ACCA; Reverend Lewis Geigan, American Legion Post 128 chaplain; Mayor Patrick McGrady, City of Aberdeen; Melvin Taylor, City Councilman, City of Aberdeen; Mary Ann Lisanti, Maryland State Delegate, District 34A; APG Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Toese Tia Jr.; Larry Muzzelo, deputy to APG senior commander; Karen Holt, Harford County Office of Economic Development; and Barney Michel, President, ACCA.