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.