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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published October 17, 2012

LT. GOVERNOR BROWN LAUNCHES GET OUT THE VOTE PROGRAM IN TRIBUTE TO OUR VETERANS



LT. GOVERNOR BROWN LAUNCHES GET OUT THE VOTE PROGRAM IN TRIBUTE TO OUR VETERANS

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LT. GOVERNOR BROWN LAUNCHES GET OUT THE VOTE PROGRAM IN TRIBUTE TO OUR VETERANS


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (October 9, 2012) – Today, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown introduced a new program to pay tribute to our military members and veterans entitled Vote in Honor of a Veteran. A 28-year Veteran and Colonel in the United States Army Reserves, Lieutenant Governor Brown is the nation’s highest-ranking elected official to have served a tour of duty in Iraq. The Lieutenant Governor received the Bronze Star for his distinguished service in Iraq.

“Our veterans have bravely sacrificed to serve our country and protect our rights, and we should take every opportunity we can to show them our support,” said Lt. Governor Brown Anthony G. Brown, joined by Secretary of State John McDonough, Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs Edward Chow, and State Administrator of Elections Linda Lamone.

Please join Lt. Governor Anthony Brown in saluting our Maryland veterans by participating in Maryland’s Vote in Honor of a Veteran Program, which recognizes the sacrifices that Veterans have made throughout history to protect our freedoms and our sacred right to vote. A member of any United States military branch, past or present, may be nominated by posting words of appreciation for their service. As a token of gratitude, the advocate will receive a special button from the State of Maryland that one may proudly wear to the polls or any event to show support for our troops.

To nominate a veteran for recognition, visit:  http://www.sos.state.md.us/hav/honoravet.aspx

 

Lt. Governor Brown leads the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s efforts to provide veterans with better services and resources. Since taking office in 2007, Lt. Governor Brown has championed successful efforts to pass the Veterans Behavioral Health Act, protect veterans’ business loans programs and fully fund the Iraq and Afghanistan Scholarship Program. Last year, the Lt. Governor launched the Mil2FedsJobs web portal, located on the Maryland Workforce Exchange  MWEjobs.maryland.gov <http://mwejobs.maryland.gov/