Wico. Library honors the late Paul S. Sarbanes with dedication ceremony and bronze plaque
SALISBURY, Md. – The Wicomico County Library held a dedication ceremony for the late Paul S. Sarbanes Saturday evening.
Family members, community members, council, and state officials gathered to honor his legacy. Members of the Sarbanes family unveiled a bronze plaque commemorating the late Senator Sarbanes.
We’re told the late senator was a son of Greek immigrants, and he grew up right here in Salisbury. He went on to attend Princeton and Harvard and eventually represented Maryland for 30 years. However, officials and family members at the event say, the late senator had a deep love for education and books.
“He felt so deeply that, that was the key to success, this is what would give people the opportunity to move forward in life is to get a good education,” says one of his sons, John Sarbanes, representing the 3rd District of Maryland.
Officials and family members also say they hope this dedication will show the younger generation just how successful you can be, no matter where you come from.
“He was deeply proud of this community and I think that the values that helped carry him forward came from this place, I mean very much so,” says Rep. Sarbanes. He adds, “They’ll read about his story and how a son of immigrants could rise to the highest levels of achievement here in the United States of America, and that will be inspirational to them.”
Family members also tell 47 ABC, the late senator Sarbanes held a special place in his heart for the city of Salisbury, and would be proud to see his story influencing others.
If you want to check out the plaque and learn more about his story, you can visit the Wicomico Public Library.