The Following letter appeared as a Letter ton the Editor at the Enterprise on April, 18, 2013
As the president of the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM) Association, I would like to thank the St. Mary’s County Board of County Commissioners, Finance Office and Procurement Office for all of their great work in getting our new museum construction project back on track. As reported in the Enterprise, we have experienced a considerable delay in construction progress due to problems with the construction bonds submitted by Broughton Construction Company. We have received many questions from visitors to our museum with concerns as to when the new museum will be completed as a result of the interruption to the construction. With the excellent support that we have received from the St. Mary’s County Government, we would hope to resume construction in the very near future. In the mean time, we would like to ensure everyone that the museum is open for business as usual and we would like all St. Mary’s county citizens to stop by and visit this unique facility that tells the story of Naval Aviation in St. Mary’s . The addition of our exciting new building will provide a great gateway to Naval Air Station Patuxent River and Lexington Park as well as a major tourism destination for St. Mary’s county. So again, we would like to thank the county, the Navy and all of our visitors for their continued support while the get the new museum construction project back on schedule.
Ed Forsman President, Patuxent River Naval Aviation Museum Association