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!
To learn more about Maryland benefits and services for veterans and families, please visit: http://veterans.maryland.gov/
Navy Basketball Veterans Classic Tournament November 8th
Navy men’s basketball kicks off with the annual Veteran’s Classic. At 6pm, Auburn takes on Davidson, followed by Navy hosting ECU.Annapolis
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
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.
Entrance for Crownsville Veterans Cemetery
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Ceremonies November 11, 2019
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
Charlotte Hall Veterans Home
29449 Charlotte Hall Road Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Please RSVP to Carole Lewis, email@example.com or 301-884-8171 ext. 483
1:30pm 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
The U.S. Air Force Concert Band featuring the Singing Sergeants, Frederick
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 Frederick
National Museum of Health and Medicine Special Veterans Day Tour At The Medical Museum, Silver Spring
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.
Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony – Echo Taps, 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.Frederick
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.
Antietam National Battlefield – Sharpsburg
Fort Frederick State Park – Big Pool
Fort McHenry – Baltimore
Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum – Martin State Airport, Baltimore County
Monocacy National Battlefield – Frederick
National Cryptologic Museum – adjacent to NSA/Fort Meade
The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum – Patuxent, St. Mary’s
US Naval Academy – Annapolis
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 Other Veteran Outreach Programs
Wounded Warrior and Veteran Outreach Program provides our servicemen and women with unique opportunities in Maryland state parks.
Other Veteran Programs:
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.
Warrior Canine Connection
Warrior Hike – “Walk Off The War”
Explore Your Parks Camping 101
The Paralyzed Veterans of America Bass Tour
Cabin at Herrington Manor – Garrett State Forest
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.
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: http://www.mva.maryland.gov/drivers/apply/military.htm#adding_the_veteran