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Portion of Philadelphia Road dedicated to female soldier who died in Iraq War

WHITE MARSH, MD—A portion of Philadelphia Road has been dedicated to a fallen hero. On Monday, a stretch of Route 7 in White Marsh near Carmax was dedicated to U.S. Army Specialist Toccara Green. Specialist Green, of Rosedale, was Maryland’s first female to make the ultimate sacrifice in the Iraq War. “I presented Spc. Green’s parents with an official citation …


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America’s VetDogs 5K and Dog Walk returns to THE AVENUE at White Marsh this month

WHITE MARSH, MD—It’s back! THE AVENUE at White Marsh will be hosting a 5K run & dog walk to benefit and celebrate America’s VetDogs later this month. Participants will be able to run or walk with the pack, then they can stick around for food & drink tents.  There will even be DJ. The event will take place at THE …


Olszewski announces legislation to revitalize Baltimore County Commission Veterans’ Affairs

TOWSON, MD—In honor of Veteran’s Day, Baltimore County Executive Olszewski on Thursday announced that he will introduce legislation to expand, enhance, and revitalize Baltimore County’s Commission on Veterans’ Affairs. “Out of courage and a deep sense of duty to our country, so many brave men and women have made incredible sacrifices to defend our freedoms and our way of life,” …

94-year-old Parkville resident claims $40,000 VaxCash prize

PARKVILLE, MD—An anonymous Parkville man is the latest winner to claim a $40,000 prize in the $2 Million VaxCash Promotion. The 94-year-old, who was selected in the June 30 drawing, became eligible for the prize after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination this past spring. The winner, who visited Maryland Lottery headquarters on July 7, said he felt that getting vaccinated was …

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 …

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 …

Parkville’s Hope and Peace Foundation commemorates Memorial Day around town

PARKVILLE, MD—This was a Memorial Day like no other, but that didn’t stop Parkville’s Hope and Peace Foundation from remembering the fallen – with social distancing measures in place. The foundation, along with Maryland’s Rolling 9/11 Memorial made stops at Holly Hills Memorial Gardens in Middle River, Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Towson, the World War I Memorial in Towson, …