Aberdeen Proving Ground Centennial Breakfast Held at Cecil College
Cecil County business leaders gathered to discuss APG’s 100th Anniversary at Cecil College’s Centennial Breakfast on March 6, 2017, at Cecil College in North East, Maryland. In 2017, Aberdeen Proving Ground is celebrating its 100th Anniversary and businesses and organizations are joining forces to help celebrate the milestone.
Over 125 events are taking place in Harford and Cecil Counties to mark the 100th Anniversary milestone. The events range from film screenings to lectures at local libraries. Find a complete list of events at apg100.org.
The APG business community is also building support for the new APG Technology Heritage Education Center in Aberdeen. The APG Technology Heritage Education Center will be a “Science Center” for technology that has been developed at APG, the Army’s key research and development center. Hands-on exhibits will trace the origins of technology, such as computing, the Internet, high-speed photography, and more. APG leaders encourage Cecil County leaders to look for opportunities for collaboration and partnership during the Centennial and beyond.
Dr. Mary Bolt, Cecil College president, Ms. Liz Miranda, representing CECOM, and Heather Roelker, representing the Aberdeen Proving Ground Garrison, all provided remarks. Barney Michel, president of the APG Centennial Celebration Association (ACCA), encouraged business leaders to participate in events and help launch the Technology Heritage Education Center. The ACCA brings together community organizations to support the APG 100th Anniversary celebration. The ACCA is also establishing an APG Memorial, honoring the civilians, military, and contractor personnel who have lost their lives in the conduct of their missions at APG. More information about the memorial can be found at http://apg100.org/apg-workforce-memorial-construction-fund/. ACCA is selling bricks that will line the walkways of the memorial to help pay for construction of the memorial. More information can be found at http://apg100.org/buy-a-brick/.