ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 13, 2011) – TOMORROW, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will honor mothers of active duty military personnel in Maryland and thank them for their sacrifice at a luncheon hosted by Maryland Adjutant General Major General James A. Adkins and the Maryland Military Department. Some of the attendees include mothers of Maryland National Guardsmen who are preparing to deploy over the next few months. A representative from the Blue Star Mothers organization, a non-profit that supports mothers who currently have or previously had children serving in the military, will give a presentation.
“It is our duty to serve those who have so bravely served on our behalf, and part of that duty is showing our appreciation for the mothers, spouses and families who are left behind when our servicemen and women are sent overseas,” said Lt. Governor Brown. “We ask a great deal of our military families and we are committed to doing everything we can to give them the support they need in light of their enormous sacrifice.”
Lt. Governor Brown, a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and the nation’s highest-ranking elected official to have served a tour of duty in Iraq, leads the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s veterans portfolio. In 2009, the Lt. Governor led efforts to enact the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children in Maryland. Along with thirty-six other states, Maryland joined the Compact to ease the transition for students and to ensure that there are no barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents.
WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to Honor Military Mothers at Luncheon Hosted by Adjutant General
WHERE: Annapolis Armory
18 Willow Street
WHEN: TOMORROW, Saturday, May 14, 2011