Annual Memorial Service.
Every year the State Anatomy Board holds a memorial service for all those who gave of themselves to further the cause of medical education and research to improve the lives of Maryland residents and beyond.
The first memorial service was held in 1973 and have continued annually with the unwavering support of Springfield Hospital and their volunteer services, building and grounds staff, the chaplains and others without which this service would not be here today.
Century High School
355 Ronsdale Road, Sykesville, MD 21784
DUE TO COVID-19 CRISIS, THE ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR.
This creation of a dedicated gravesite began 1971. Dr. Fred Ramsay, Chair of
the Board, searched for an appropriate peaceful place for such a site. Springfield State Hospital was willing to grant the State Anatomy Board exclusive use of the garden in front of the historic Patterson House, in perpetuity, where those who donate are honored to this day. Dr. Ramsay requested and received funding from the State to erect a carved stone monument designating the dignity, honor, and sacredness of this place. The monument reads:
“This monument has been placed with deep appreciation for those who gave unselfishly of themselves to advance medical education and research”
The memorial site is on the grounds of the Springfield State Hospital accessible via Entrance A or Entrance B on the map of the hospital grounds:
Springfield Hospital Center Site Map.pdf
1st Street, Eldersburg, Sykesville, MD 21784