APG and community leaders broke ground on December 9, 2016, on a new memorial honoring military, civilian, and contract workers at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) who have lost their lives in the conduct of their missions. Approximately 50 people attended the short ceremony and reception at Festival Park in Aberdeen on this blustery fall day. Mr. Larry Muzzelo, deputy to the Commanding General of CECOM, Aberdeen Mayor Patrick McGrady, Harford County Director of Economic Development Karen Holt, and Army Research Lab leader Charlie Niebubicz gave opening remarks followed by a ceremonial groundbreaking. The APG Memorial at Festival Park will serve as a permanent reminder of the sacrifices and contributions to the national defense by these civilian, military, and contract workers. The memorial is expected to be completed in Spring 2017 and the dedication ceremony of the APG Memorial will be held on May 3, 2017.
The APG Memorial is sponsored by the APG Centennial Celebration Association (ACCA), a nonprofit dedicated to celebrating APG’s 100 years of world-changing technology development.