Joint Military Color Guard

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!

Joint Military Color Guard

To learn more about Maryland benefits and services for veterans and families, please visit:

Veterans Classic, Annapolis
Navy Basketball Veterans Classic Tournament
Navy Sports

November 8, 2019

Navy men's basketball kicks off with the annual Veteran's Classic. At 6pm, Auburn takes on Davidson, followed by Navy hosting ECU.


Veterans Day Concert Performance, Belcamp
BISM Veterans Day Concert at Belcamp

November 9, 2019

Blind Industries & Services of Maryland honors the men and women of our military with a night of music, performed by the Maryland Conservatory of Music. Enjoy special presentations and a cocktail party.

Veterans Day Parades
Picture of the Leonardtown Veterans Day Parade
St. Mary's County Tourism

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

November 10, 2019

  • 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.
  • Salute to Veterans Parade, La Plata

    Join us to honor the men and women of the US Armed Forces. The Salute to Veterans Parade starts at 1PM at the Courthouse on Charles Street in La Plata. Bring the kids, and come enjoy an old-fashioned, hometown parade!

November 11, 2019

  • 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 from 10am-1pm. A memorial wreath-laying ceremony follows the parade.
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Ceremonies
Entrance for Crownsville Veterans Cemetery
Dept. of Veterans Affairs

November 11, 2019


World War II Memorial

Route 450 at Naval Academy Bridge

1920 Ritchie Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401


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

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


Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery

6827 East New Market Ellwood Road

Hurlock, Maryland 21643


Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery

14205 Pleasant Valley Road N.E.

Flintstone, MD 21530

The U.S. Air Force Concert Band featuring the Singing Sergeants, Frederick
The U.S. Air Force Concert Band featuring the Singing Sergeants
Weinberg Center For The Arts

November 10, 2019

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


Special Veterans Day Tour At The Medical Museum, Silver Spring
National Museum of Health and Medicine Logo
National Museum of Health and Medicine

November 11, 2019

"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

Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony - Echo Taps, Frederick
Navy Sailor playing taps
Visit Frederick

November 11, 2019

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.


Military and Historical Sites to Visit
Fort McHenry from the Air
Charm City Helicopters

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.

Maryland State Parks are Free for all Veterans
Horses on Beach
Laura Palescandolo

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 Other Veteran Outreach Programs
Wounded Warrior and Veteran Outreach Program
Fishing, Hunting and Hiking
Cabin at Herrington Manor - Garrett State Forest
Cabin Herrington Manor - Maryland Department of Natural Resources

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.

Add Your Veterans Status to Your Driver's License or ID Card
Sample of Maryland Driver's License with Veteran designation
MDOT/Motor Vehicle Administration

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.