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Local UDC President attends Memorial Day Ceremony at Loudon Park Cemetery in Baltimore

The Maryland Division of The United Daughters of the Confederacy held their annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Loudon Park Cemetery in Baltimore, MD honoring over 600 Confederates buried there. The Division has undertaken to "remark" all the graves, even the "unknown", and the last two were unveiled during the Ceremony. Mrs. Patricia Gray W. Bolander, Chairman of the UDC Memorial Building Board of Trustees in Richmond, VA, and President of the local Fort Fisher #2325 chapter of the UDC, was the guest speaker who titled her address as "Maryland, My Maryland". Mrs. Bolander's mother was born in Baltimore and raised in Annapolis, so she was very familiar with the State. She has been the Page for the Maryland Division President at the last 10 General Conventions, and has escorted the Maryland Flag at The UDC "Massing of Flags" in Richmond each June. This year with a change in venue, she was able to attend the ceremony in Baltimore, and pay tribute to the Maryland Men who served the Confederate States. She was introduced by Past Md. Div. President, Mrs. Beth Manchester, and thanked by current President, Mrs. Kathy Arth. Mrs. Donna Williams, past President, and her husband, Michael Williams assisted Mrs. Bolander in her research of Maryland and Loudon Park "Confederate Hill".