Salute To All Veterans

Thank you to all that have served in the United States military, to keep us safe, protected and a nation of freedom. We Salute You!

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Picture of the Leonardtown Veterans Day Parade
Photo By: St. Mary's County Tourism
Joint Military Color Guard

To learn more about Maryland benefits and services for veterans and families, please visit: http://veterans.maryland.gov/

U.S. Naval Academy Veterans Classic Logo Photo By: Navy Sports

1 Veterans Classic

November 9, 2018
Kick off the new season with great collage basketball action at the 2018 Veterans Classic featuring Navy vs. Maryland and Providence vs. Wichita State.
Annapolis


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Location:
675 Decatur Rd
Annapolis, MD 21402
800-874-6289


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Culture and Cocktails: The Four Time Veteran The Four-Time Veteran with Steve Bockmiller Photo By: Washington County Historical Society

2 Culture and Cocktails: The Four-Time Veteran with Steve Bockmiller, Hagerstown

November 9, 2018
6-8pm - Miller House Museum

Celebrate Veteran's Day with us as we honor Captain George Fisher, a four-time veteran of the United States Army. Fisher served in the Civil War, the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War, and World War I, and somehow found time to work for the railroad in between.  Learn about this memorable man from local author and historian Steve Bockmiller, and see some of Captain Fisher's personal effects.

The featured cocktail will be: The Daiquiri, which was brought to America by soldiers returning from Cuba after the Spanish-American War.  This delicious rum cocktail became a huge hit during the years of World War II and was the favorite drink of writer Ernest Hemingway and President John F. Kennedy. For more info...

Veterans Day Concert Performance Poster Photo By: Blind Industries & Services of Maryland

3 Veterans Day Concert

November 10, 2018
Annual Veterans Day Concert Performance to honor America's brave fighting men and women in our military. Enjoy a memorable evening as the Maryland Conservatory of Music performs.
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront


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Location:
700 Aliceanna St
Baltimore, MD 21202
202-809-9057


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Five World War I Films for Veteran's Day and the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day Photo By: AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

4 Five WWI Films for Veteran's Day Weekend & Armistice Day, AFI Silver Theatre

November 10-11, 2018
On this, the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day, AFI Silver Theatre is screening five "silent" films set in World War I.  Each film will have live musical accompaniment.  Titles include: Mare Nostrum, The Big Parade, Corporal Kate, Barbed Wire and Lilac Time. More info...
AFI Silver Theatre
Silver Spring

 


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Performing Arts


Location:
8633 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-495-6700


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Entrance for Crownsville Veterans Cemetery Photo By: Dept. of Veterans Affairs

5 Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Ceremonies

November 11, 2018
10:30am
World War II Memorial
Route 450 at Naval Academy Bridge
1920 Ritchie Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401

 

11:00am

Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery
11301 Crain Highway
Cheltenham, Maryland 20623
Crownsville Veterans Cemetery
1122 Sunrise Beach Road
Crownsville, Maryland 21032

 

Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery
11501 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
 

 

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Middle Branch Park
2825 South Hanover Street
Baltimore, MD 21225

1:30pm
Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery
6827 East New Market Ellwood Road
Hurlock, Maryland 21643

For more information...

Please Note - No Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery in Allegeny County due to construction.

Picture of the Leonardtown Veterans Day Parade Photo By: St. Mary's County Tourism

6 Veterans Day Parades

Pay tribute to our veterans and active military at one of these Veterans Day parades.

November 11, 2018
Brunswick Veterans Day Parade
Pay tribute to our veterans and active military at one of the oldest Veterans Day parades in the nation. Opening ceremonies at 1pm; Parade at 2pm.
Veterans Day Parade in Leonardtown
St. Mary's County honors veterans and active duty military in one of the largest Veteran's Day Parades in Maryland. A memorial wreath-laying ceremony follows the parade.

The U.S. Air Force Concert Band featuring the Singing Sergeants Photo By: Weinberg Center For The Arts

7 The U.S. Air Force Concert Band featuring the Singing Sergeants

November 11, 2018
Join us in honoring America’s veterans at this free performance by the U.S. Air Force Concert Band featuring the Singing Sergeants
Weinberg Center For The Arts
Frederick


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Location:
20 W Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-2828


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National Museum of Health and Medicine Logo Photo By: National Museum of Health and Medicine

8 Special Veterans Day Tour At The Medical Museum

November 11, 2018
"The Nation's Medical Museum -- Meeting Challenges through Innovation." This free, docent-led introductory tour highlights the remarkable changes in American medicine over the past 150 years, with a special focus on military medicine.
National Museum of Health and Medicine
Silver Spring


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Location:
2500 Linden Ln
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-319-3303


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Navy Sailor playing taps Photo By: Visit Frederick

9 Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony - Echo Taps

November 11, 2018
Brass musicians line Market and 2nd Street, each musician playing Taps in turn, passing the call from Mt. Olivet to Memorial Park. Ceremony honoring veterans follows Echo Taps.
Frederick


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Location:
Memorial Park
Frederick, MD 21701
301-694-0829


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Picture of Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Photo By: Dept. of Veterans Affairs

10 Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Ceremonies

November 12, 2018

11:00am
Charlotte Hall Veterans Home
29449 Charlotte Hall Road
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

Please RSVP to Carole Lewis, [email protected] or 301-884-8171 ext. 483

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Fort McHenry from the Air Photo By: Charm City Helicopters

11 Military and Historical Sites to Visit

Maryland has many historic sites of special interest to people with military experience.  Note:  many have entrance fees, but offer exciting programming. Check  websites before setting out.

The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum  - Patuxent, St. Mary's
US Naval Academy - Annapolis
Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum - Martin State Airport, Baltimore County
National Cryptologic Museum - adjacent to NSA/Fort Meade
Fort McHenry - Baltimore
Antietam National Battlefield -  Sharpsburg
Fort Frederick State Park - Big Pool

Horses on Beach Photo By: Laura Palescandolo

12 Maryland State Parks are Free for all Veterans

Year-round Recreational Programs
Active-duty military and all veterans (both resident and non-resident) enjoy free entry to parks managed by the state of Maryland, including Assateague State Park on the Eastern Shore, Deep Creek Lake Park in Western Maryland and Sandy Point State Park in Anne Arundel County. More info....

Wounded Warrior and Veteran Outreach Program offers wounded warriors, veterans and their families many recreation options.  Maryland's 72 State Parks provide hiking, biking, boating, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, team building rope courses, hunting and camping.  These can enhance the veteran's mental and physical well-being and establish a new base of potential employees. The Wounded Warrior & Veteran Outreach Coordinator identifies how to best accommodate the recreational needs of our servicemen and women.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing logo Photo By: Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

13 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing & Canine Connection

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. partners with Maryland Parks with programs such as fly fishing - both instruction and outings.

Warrior Canine Connection provides enhanced opportunities such as service dog training, art and music therapy, acupuncture and much more.

Warrior Hike Logo Photo By: Warrior Hike "Walk Off the War"

14 Wounded Warrior and Veteran Outreach Program

The Wounded Warrior & Veteran Outreach program provides our servicemen and women with unique opportunities in Maryland state parks.

Cabin at Herrington Manor - Garrett State Forest Photo By: Cabin Herrington Manor - Maryland Department of Natural Resources

15 Fishing, Hunting and Hiking

Fishing and Hunting Programs for Military Veterans, Members and POW's are available with the help of a number of non-profit organizations such as the Greenwell Foundation, the Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating and many others, including those listed below.

Operation Campout! is a partnership between the parks and The North Face:  Explore Your Parks program which loans out camping gear to military families at selected State Parks.

Warrior Hike - "Walk off the War" - is an outdoor therapy program for transitioning veterans.  Reconnect by hiking America's National Scenic Trails, including Maryland's Appalachian Trail.  Equipment and supplies are provided along with other support along the way.

Bass Tournament - Paralyzed Veterans of America National PVA Bass Tournament, a B.A.S.S. sanctioned event is hosted at Smallwood State Park in Marbury, Maryland.

Sample of Maryland Driver's License with Veteran designation Photo By: MDOT/Motor Vehicle Administration

16 Add Your Veterans Status to Your Driver's License or ID Card

The Maryland Department of Transportation's Motor Vehicle Administration now offers veterans the opportunity to add the "Veteran" designation to the front of their Maryland's Drivers' License or identification card.  This designation indicates that you are eligible for state veteran benefits.  Details on how to make the update can be found here.

Featured Places
Veterans Classic
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Location:
675 Decatur Rd
Annapolis, MD 21402
MG Taylor, Commanding General, U.S.Army Communications-Electronics Command APG
02
Location:
700 Aliceanna St
Baltimore, MD 21202
AFI Silver Theatre
03
Location:
8633 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
NMHM logo
05
Location:
2500 Linden Ln
Silver Spring, MD 20910
patriotic stars and stripes
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Location:
Memorial Park
Frederick, MD 21701
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