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21st Annual History Contest, 2002
For Maryland High School Students

"The Constant Guardian...Maryland Firefighters and Police in Review"

Amid the tragic memories of September 11 which surround the New York Trade Center Ground Zero and the Pentagon, the incomparable bravery of firefighters and police who lost their lives saving others is a towering example of selfless courage. Their shared history in this tragedy ascends to newer and greater heights, now justly recorded for posterity and forever inscribed upon the hearts and minds of the entire world. Along with this modern achievement in bravery and expertise, the past history of firefighting and law enforcement in Maryland, beginning in the l760s, carries its own shining shield of dutiful constancy and innovative progress. These 240 years are indeed worth reviewing, as the past contributes immensely to the future. Thus, our topic for this year's contest is "The Constant Guardian...Maryland Firefighters and Police in Review"

We would greatly appreciate the posting of the accompanying rules so that teachers and students may participate as their individual time permits.

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