|CROWNSVILLE: Anne Arundel County|
Crownsille Veterans Cemetery: 1080 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville, MD 21032. Telephone: 410-987-6320. Contact: George Tittle, Superintendent; also Richard Shatzer, Maryland Veterans Commission, Rm. 110, 31 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, MD 21201. The Maryland Veterans Commission runs this cemetery, one of about seven such state-run veterans cemeteries in Maryland such as the one in Owings Mills. These are not be confused with the Federal National Veterans Cemeteries located in Annapolis, Baltimore (Frederick Ave) and others. The Crownsville Veterans Cemetery was established about 1990 and has a separate Jewish section surrounded by shrubbery. Mr. Tittle indicated that there are about 20 Jewish burials in the main part of the cemetery. A Star of David on the headstone distinguishes these graves. According to Mr. Tittle, most of the Jewish families requested that their loved ones be buried with their comrades in the main part of the cemetery. He also suggested that Mr. Shatzer, program director for all Maryland veteran cemeteries, may have information.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2009 20:38|