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Veterans Day luncheon hosted by Hospice of the Chesapeake

The fifth-grade chorus from Hilltop Elementary School in Glen Burnie, MD, perform “America the Beautiful.” (Elyzabeth Marcussen)

(ANNAPOLIS, MD, NOV. 11, 2015) Hospice of the Chesapeake’s We Honor Veterans Committee hosted Veterans Day 2015, honoring those who served and are serving in the Armed Forces Wednesday morning, Nov. 11 at the Maryland National Guard Armory in Annapolis.

At least three World War II veterans attended, and each were acknowledged in remarks by keynote speaker retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Steven A Hummer.

Also speaking were Fort George G. Meade Garrison Commander, Col. Brian P. Foley, Hospice of the Chesapeake CEO and President Ben Marcantonio, Naval Academy Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Thomas P. O’Flanagan and Hospice of the Chesapeake Chaplain the Rev. Gary Coffey.

Musical performances were offered by the Perpetual Glory Gospel Choir and the fifth-grade chorus from Hilltop Elementary School.

Fort Meade Garrison Command Sgt. Rodwell Forbes led an Honor Salute performed by dozens of uniformed active duty military personnel, veterans, midshipmen and NJROTC students.

The master of ceremonies was Naval Academy Midshipman Matt Robbins.

 

Fort Meade Garrison Command Sgt. Rodwell Forbes rehearses an Honor Salute performed by dozens of uniformed active duty military personnel, veterans, midshipmen and NJROTC students. (Elyzabeth Marcussen)

Fort Meade Garrison Command Sgt. Rodwell Forbes rehearses an Honor Salute performed by dozens of uniformed active duty military personnel, veterans, midshipmen and NJROTC students. (Elyzabeth Marcussen)

Lucy Libby, of Annapolis, gets a hug from Fort G. George Meade Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Rodwell Forbes. Libby served in World War II in Saipan as a nurse. (Elyzabeth Marcussen)

Lucy Libby, of Annapolis, gets a hug from Fort G. George Meade Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Rodwell Forbes. Libby served in World War II in Saipan as a nurse. (Elyzabeth Marcussen)

From left, Denise Peach of Arnold looks at a photo of the Honor Salute that was performed for her husband two weeks before he passed away. Hospice of the Chesapeake We Honor Veterans Committee member Bill Lovelace describes the salute to retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Steven A Hummer. (Elyzabeth Marcussen)

From left, Denise Peach of Arnold looks at a photo of the Honor Salute that was performed for her husband two weeks before he passed away. Hospice of the Chesapeake We Honor Veterans Committee member Bill Lovelace describes the salute to retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Steven A Hummer. (Elyzabeth Marcussen)

Fort George G. Meade Garrison Commander, Col. Brian P. Foley. (Elyzabeth Marcussen)

Fort George G. Meade Garrison Commander, Col. Brian P. Foley. (Elyzabeth Marcussen)

A fifth-grader from Hilltop Elementary School reads a message of gratitude while Naval Academy Midshipman Matt Robbins listens. (Elyzabeth Marcussen)

A fifth-grader from Hilltop Elementary School reads a message of gratitude while Naval Academy Midshipman Matt Robbins listens. (Elyzabeth Marcussen)

Retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Steven A Hummer holds up a photo of his father as he honors Veterans past, present and future. (Elyzabeth Marcussen)

Retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Steven A Hummer holds up a photo of his father as he honors Veterans past, present and future. (Elyzabeth Marcussen)

The Perpetual Glory Gospel Choir from Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Washington, D.C., perform “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” (Elyzabeth Marcussen)

The Perpetual Glory Gospel Choir from Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Washington, D.C., perform “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
(Elyzabeth Marcussen)

Fort Meade Garrison Command Sgt. Rodwell Forbes leads an Honor Salute performed by dozens of uniformed active duty military personnel, veterans, midshipmen and NJROTC students. (Elyzabeth Marcussen)

Fort Meade Garrison Command Sgt. Rodwell Forbes leads an Honor Salute performed by dozens of uniformed active duty military personnel, veterans, midshipmen and NJROTC students. (Elyzabeth Marcussen)


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