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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published February 23, 2012

CARDIN TO ATTEND MD MILITARY FREEDOM SALUTES CEREMONY



Event honors soldiers who deployed to Afghanistan in 2010

On Saturday, February 25, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) will honor members of the U.S. Army National Guard’s 29th Infantry Division at a Freedom Salute Ceremony. Soldiers from the division spent nearly a year in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, and returned to the United States in October 2011.

The unit is comprised of 135 soldiers from Maryland and Virginia, who helped develop the Afghan National Army and Police. The ceremony celebrates the sacrifice and accomplishment of the soldiers from the infantry, as well as those of their families. Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown will also be in attendance.

· WHAT: U.S. Army National Guard Freedom Salute Ceremony

· WHEN: Saturday, February 25 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m

· WHERE: BWI Airport Marriott Hotel
 1743 West Nursery Road
 Linthicum, Maryland 21090