Events, Politics

Governor Hogan announces new initiative to support women veterans [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday proclaimed June 12 as Women Veterans Day in Maryland and announced the establishment of the Women Veterans Inclusion Program to support women veterans. This year marks the 73rd anniversary of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act, signed into law by President Harry S. Truman on June 12, 1948. “This new initiative will increase outreach …


Events, Family, Politics

Governor Hogan announces Day to Serve initiative in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday issued a proclamation declaring September 11 through October 10 as Day to Serve month in Maryland, and encourages all Marylanders and state employees to choose at least one day to participate in or host a volunteer activity. The Day to Serve initiative unites Marylanders in their volunteer efforts and recognizes the exceptional community service …


Governor Hogan issues proclamation recognizing September as National Suicide Prevention Month

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday issued a proclamation recognizing September as National Suicide Prevention Month and highlighting the administration’s participation in the nationwide Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families. Maryland joins 41 other states and one U.S. territory in issuing similar proclamations today. “Each and every life taken by suicide is a devastating …

Bill honoring veterans assigns portion of MDOT MVA specialty plate fees to Maryland Veterans Trust Fund

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A new law taking effect July 1 benefits Maryland veterans every time certain special vehicle registration plates are purchased from the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA). House Bill 646 was passed in the 2020 Maryland General Assembly session and allocates $10 from the sale of certain plates to Maryland Veterans Trust Fund, a non-emergency, temporary …

MVA to close all branch offices in response to COVID-19

BALTIMORE, MD—To help protect the health and safety of customers and employees, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration will close all branch offices statewide effective at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 20th. This operational change is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Branch offices will remain closed until further notice. All previously scheduled appointments are cancelled. Customers will receive …

Governor Hogan honors veterans at Maryland World War II Memorial

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Monday, the 100th anniversary of the first recognized Armistice Day, Governor Larry Hogan delivered remarks honoring and celebrating Maryland’s veterans at the Maryland World War II Memorial in Annapolis. Governor Hogan was joined by representatives from the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Legion. “Our veterans serve as a reminder—not just today, but every day—of the …

Governor Hogan honors Korean War veterans, families

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan this week honored more than 100 Korean War veterans, families, and surviving spouses at a welcome home reception co-hosted by the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs. The governor presented a Governor’s Citation to Dr. Paul Cunningham, president of the Korean War Veterans Association. “It is such an incredible honor to have …