On Veterans Day, November 11, we honor military veterans here in Montgomery County and throughout the United States. There are many ways to honor and celebrate the men and women in our community who have served in the military.
The Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs was established by County legislation in 2008 with the goal of the Commission to provide advice to the Executive and Council on the status of programs and services related to the needs of Veterans. Veterans have made an important contribution to the community by their service in the Armed Forces of this Nation, and Montgomery County is committed to showing its commitment and support for all veterans and their families.
This Veterans Day our County has several events where the community can join in celebrating and honoring these men and women.
Virtual Tribute to Veterans Living in Montgomery County
To honor and pay tribute to our Veterans, the Commission on Veterans Affairs has created a Tribute to Veterans Living in Montgomery County site and we seeking information our county residents who have served. Please take a look and consider submitting your information or information on someone you know who is a Veteran. From this site, there includes a link to our Fallen Heroes page. Visit: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/veteransday
12th Annual Tribute to America’s Veterans Concert
Thursday, November 12th at 6pm
Join us for the 12th Annual Tribute to America’s Veterans Concert on Veterans Day Wednesday, November 11th at 6pm for an evening of live Blues music with the incomparable Memphis Gold and his band with the internationally acclaimed vocalist Stacy Brooks. This year’s concert saluting our vets features Memphis who is a Vietnam Vet and his niece Stacy who is from a military family. This event is presented in collaboration with the Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs. This concert will be presented live virtually at
www.facebook.com/groups/silverspringtowncenter. FREE and everyone welcome!
City of Rockville – Online Veterans Day Ceremony
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 11am to 11:30am
Join Rockville’s Mayor and Council at this annual ceremony in honor of the men and women who served in the nation’s armed forces. This year’s event will be an online ceremony with a message from Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and guest speaker David Myles. Guest Speaker David Eric Myles is serving his first term as a councilmember on the Mayor and Council of the City of Rockville. He serves on the Rockville Goes Purple opioid awareness planning committee and has served on the Rockville Bike Advisory Committee and as the physician representative for Montgomery County’s Mental Health Advisory Committee. A Navy veteran and pediatrician by training, he has provided pro-bono medical care at Holy Cross Hospital. After graduating Yale University with a doctor of medicine and master of science in psychology, he moved to Maryland to pursue pediatrics residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Event will take place at: https://www.youtube.com/user/cityofrockville.
City of Gaithersburg – Veterans Day Observance
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 11am
Please check back as this program may change due to the current public health crisis –https://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/recreation/special-events/veterans-day-observance. The entire community is invited to join the City for its annual Veterans Day Observance on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, honoring & recognizing all U.S. military personnel who play an important role in safeguarding our nation & our future. The observance takes place at 11 a.m. at the Concert Pavilion. City officials and members of local veterans groups will be on hand to honor those who have served in all branches of the military. Officials, veterans and community organizations will also participate in a solemn wreath laying ceremony, followed by a reception inside City Hall.
Silver Spring Vet Center and Rosensteel Counsel #2169 Knights of Columbus – Veterans Day Event
Wednesday, November 11th from 11am to 2:30pm
Knights of Columbus, Rosensteel Council #2169, 9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Veterans and their families are invited for a time of celebration and fellowship.
Veterans of Foreign Wars 2562 with American Legion Posts 268 and 41 – Veterans Day Ceremony
Wednesday, November 11th at 11am
Veterans Park on Fern Street, Wheaton
There will be a gathering with a speaker and wreath laying. After the ceremony folks can pick up a bag lunch.
Learn more about the Montgomery County Commission on Veteran Affairs here.