WHAT IS "VOTE IN HONOR OF A VETERAN PROGRAM"?

Lt. Governor, Anthony G. Brown with Vets

Vote in Honor of a Veteran Program is a program that recognizes the sacrifices that veterans have made throughout history to protect our freedoms and our sacred right to vote. Please honor a veteran by leaving a personal message for a military member today and by wearing your Vote in Honor of a Veteran button on Election Day.

If you would like to share the story of the veteran you wish to honor, please click here. All testimonials will be monitored by the Secretary of State's Office, which reserves the right to edit any submission and/or inappropriate language or testimonial.

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If you would like a button to wear to the voting polls in honor of a veteran, please click here and fill out the request form.

If you would like more information about voting or where to vote in Maryland, please click here to be taken to the State Board of Elections website.

HOW DO I TAKE PART IN THIS PROGRAM ?

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A MESSAGE FROM
LT. GOVERNOR ANTHONY G. BROWN

Lt. Governor, Anthony G. Brown with Vets Please join Lt. Governor Anthony Brown in saluting our Maryland Veterans by participating in Maryland’s Vote in Honor of a Veteran Program. You can nominate a veteran of any United States military branch by posting your words of appreciation for their service. As a token of gratitude, you will receive a special button from the State of Maryland that you may proudly wear to the polls or any event to show your support for our troops.

A 28-year Veteran and Colonel in the United States Army, Lieutenant Governor Brown is the nation’s highest-ranking elected official to have served a tour of duty in Iraq. While serving as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, Brown was deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Brown served in Baghdad, Fallujah, Kirkuk, and Basra with the 353rd Civil Affairs Command as Senior Consultant to the Iraqi Ministry of Displacement and Migration. The Lieutenant Governor received the Bronze Star for his distinguished service in Iraq.

“Our veterans have bravely sacrificed in service to their country, and we should take every opportunity we can to show them our support.”

Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown.

Lt. Governor Brown leads the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s efforts to provide veterans with better services and resources. Lt. Governor Brown has worked hard to pass the Veterans Behavioral Health Act, protect veterans’ business loans programs and fully fund the Iraq and Afghanistan Scholarship Program.