By MARLO BARNHART
The huge bronze and granite monument erected last July at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park to honor departed local heroes has been recognized by the highest levels of the Maryland state government.
Cedar Lawn recently was cited by Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening and the Maryland House of Delegates for the establishment of the memorial.
Geoff and Rick Freeman, president and vice president of Cedar Lawn, came up with the idea for the monument after the accidental death in 1993 of a young Clear Spring firefighter who is buried at the cemetery.