ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (March 30, 2012) – TOMORROW, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will attend the AMVETS Department of Maryland’s annual luncheon at Turf Valley Resort, where he will be presented with the 2012 “PNC A. Leo Anderson Free State Award of Excellence.” This is the 26th anniversary of the presentation of the award, which recognizes recipients for their role in supporting Maryland veterans. Former recipients include Governor William Donald Schaefer, Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein, and U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski.
“I am extremely honored to be recognized by AMVETS with this prestigious award,” said Lt. Governor Brown. “Governor O’Malley and I remain committed to delivering for our Veterans and we couldn’t do it without the work of organizations like AMVETS. Together, we have worked successfully to honor the invaluable contributions of our brave Marylanders while providing vital opportunities, resources and services to enhance the quality of life for all Veterans.”
This session, Lt. Governor Brown advocated on behalf of legislation that allows notation of ‘veteran’ status on drivers’ licenses and identification cards. Earlier this month, the bill passed unanimously in both the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates.
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 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, the first of its kind in any state to directly match transitioning service members with careers in the Federal Government.
WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to Receive AMVETS “PNC A. Leo Anderson Free State Award of Excellence”
WHERE: Turf Valley Resort & Conference Center
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD
WHEN: TOMORROW, Saturday, March 31, 2012