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Supporting the Maryland Veterans Museum

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I support funding the Maryland Veterans Museum for the final payment of their loan in the amount of $150,000.

BACKGROUND The MVM has enjoyed the support of citizens, volunteers, and members of the following organizations: Board of Education of Charles County, Charles County Commissioners, Charles County Delegation, Southern Maryland Delegation, Veterans organizations and numerous community groups. Since its founding in 2002, MVM presented a proposal to forestated entities for the purchase of 12.9532 acres of land to be added to the adjacent former Glasva Elementary School (now the MVM) to make the land and building fully viable as a museum and to support the events that evolved as the museum grew. The Delegation supported three (3) Bond Bills totaling $520,000 toward the purchase cost, closing costs and appraisals estimated to be $675,000. All was in place for state, local private donor to pay the final $150,000. Unfortunately, due to financial difficulties, the donor was unable to fund that commitment, this our need for these funds.

The Charles County Delegation was requested to introduce a Bond Bill during the 2021 Legislative Session. The Charles County Delegation, in a letter dated December 3, 2020 the chairperson, declined to introduce a bill, and indicated there were more important priorities.

Under normal circumstances the museum would seek a loan to pay off the balance. COVID-19 pretty much closed the museum to any major events and certainly to our normal fundraising, and local lenders want to see the same cash flow as we maintained before COVID.

The Museum would like you to show your Support to the Maryland Veterans Museum. The Charles County Commissioners, The Charles County Delegation, The State legislative Bodies and the Governor of Maryland, all need to know you support this effort. A copy of the petition will be sent to all in the approval process.

Show your Support for the entire Veteran Community. Help MVM thank them for their service

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