(Bel Air, MD – March 17, 2009) – – Edward T. Kreiner, Sr., a retired lieutenant with the United States Navy, will conclude his service with the Harford County Commission on Veteran Affairs on March 20, 2009. Kreiner has served on the commission since November 1999 when he was appointed by County Executive James M. Harkins.
“Ed Kreiner has been a valuable member of the Commission on Veteran Affairs and a true crusader for all veterans,” remarked County Executive David R. Craig. “We have been blessed have Ed Kreiner as a member and chairman of the Commission and congratulate him for many years of dedication and faithful service he has given to the people of Harford County,” the county executive stated.
Since 2005, Kreiner, a resident of Forest Hill, has served as the chair of the Commission on Veterans Affairs. Perhaps his most significant contribution was to spearhead the effort to erect a permanent memorial at the central office of the Harford County Public Schools to honor all students of the Harford County Public Schools who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country.
The memorial was not paid for by the school system or Harford County Government, but rather through donations and contributions obtained by the Commission on Veteran Affairs under the leadership of Ed Kreiner. The memorial was dedicated in May of 2008.
In addition to his service with the Harford County Commission on Veteran Affairs, Kreiner has also been an active member of the Military Officers Association of America.