Time Will Not Dim the Glory of Their Deeds

There was a time when everyday in Baltimore was a Memorial Day of sorts.  The beloved home of the Orioles and Colts was indeed, Memorial Stadium.  It’s most prominent feature being the huge dedication that faced 33rd street.  Simple and beautiful in it’s sentiment it was also quite unique in that it featured lettering that I guess could only be described as Art Deco.  I’m no expert but I think that it looks like Cyrillic lettering, without the backward R’s and stuff.It’s a shame that you cannot see the lettering close up in this photo, but it conveys just how large it was. This is what it says:

ERECTED BY THE
CITY OF BALTIMORE
1954

DEDICATED BY
THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL
AND THE PEOPLE OF BALTIMORE CITY
IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND

As a Memorial to All
Who so Valiantly Fought
and Served in the World
Wars with Eternal
Gratitude to Those Who
Made the Supreme
Sacrifice to Preserve
Equality and Freedom
Throughout the World

TIME WILL NOT DIM THE GLORY OF THEIR DEEDS

There was also a wonderful documentary produced nearly a decade ago called, “The Last Season” and the DVD cover art presents a nice, artsy view of the front of Memorial Stadium.  Check it out.

pretty cool!

So this Memorial Day, I consider the great sacrifices made by our service members and their families.  I served in the United States Marine Corps and my brother, Sean, served in the United States Army and it’s taken me years to realize the stress that our service put on our mother.

I also recall the magical moments that I’ve spent in this great and now gone, stadium.

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About scottcarberry

I'm one nifty dude who is fascinated by his hometown; Baltimore, MD. It is persistently beautiful and ugly and I wish to live nowhere else ever again.
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One Response to Time Will Not Dim the Glory of Their Deeds

  1. John says:

    I’ll give a belated thank you for your service, sir. And I really need to find that documentary.

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