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WITH HONOR AND RESPECT — HAPPY VETERANS DAY 2017

WITH HONOR AND RESPECT — VETERANS DAY 2017

Prince George’s County is home to the largest number of veterans in the State of Maryland, numbering approximately 60,000.  Our veterans and their families come from all walks of life, all races and creeds.  They don’t seek accolades or celebration.  They are heroes.  And, a part of their heroism is their humility.  They retain a special bond with each other and sometimes difficult memories of the obstacles they have faced and lost brothers and sisters on the battlefield.  They are the great defenders of our freedoms and our way of life.  Let us ensure that, when our veterans come home from their tenures of service, we look out for them the way they and their families have looked out for us.  Thank you for your service.  Prince George’s County gives you the honor and respect that you deserve, not just this one day in November, but every day, every year.  Let’s also extend a special prayer for all of our men and women in uniform currently in the field, in harms way, and for their families.

-Mel Franklin

 

RESOURCES FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

State of Maryland Veterans Resource Guide: http://veterans.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/04/4-12-17-Resource-Guide.pdf

UMUC Veterans-Trusted Resource Guide: http://www.umuc.edu/military-and-veterans/why-umuc/veterans-resource-center/resource-guide.cfm

U.S. Veterans National Resource Directory (NRD): https://www.nrd.gov

Prince George’s County Commission for Veterans: https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/709/Commission-for-Veterans