ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 25, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony Brown will join U.S. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, local veterans and veteran-serving organizations from around Maryland for an important discussion on our shared progress on veterans issues and ongoing opportunities for further collaboration to support our troops returning home from service. The Governor will tour Charlotte Hall Veterans Home and later lead an open discussion among local veterans on issues important to the veteran community.
The O’Malley-Brown Administration has championed issues important to veterans, including increased investment in veterans behavioral health, career training, and educational opportunities to assist veterans returning home to reintegrate into society.
Following the State of the State address, Governor O’Malley announced a series of “Maryland Forward” local policy forums to advance many of those initiatives, serving as a continuation of the “Maryland Forward” forum series before the 2011 Inauguration. Tomorrow’s forum is the third in a series of smaller groups of local stakeholders throughout the 2011 legislative session focused on specific policy areas that will help Maryland be a winner in the new economy, protect our neighborhoods, and create jobs.
WHAT: Governor O’Malley to convene “Maryland Forward” policy forum on supporting our veterans
WHEN: MONDAY, March 28, 2011
10:00 a.m. Lt. Governor Brown and Secretary Ed Chow to offer opening remarks.
10:30 a.m. Participants attend break-out sessions
12:00 p.m. Governor O’Malley will lead an open discussion on veterans issues
WHERE: Charlotte Hall Veterans Home
29449 Charlotte Hall Road
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622