The Charles County Commissioners, in cooperation with the Department of the Army World War II 60th Anniversary Commemorative Committee, will recognize World War II veterans during a special commemorative program to be held on Sunday, November 6, 2005, at 4 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Charles County Government Building.
The program will honor and thank the veterans of World War II, their families and those who served on the home front and their sacrifice and service to this nation. The program will include musical entertainment by the Port Tobacco Players, testimonials by WWII veterans, the La Plata High School Jr. ROTC, a soloist from Thomas Stone High School, and a keynote address by Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary George W. Owings.
WWII veterans and their families will receive commemorative badges, and veterans will be pinned by representatives of the 60th Anniversary Committee with the "Ruptured Duck" Honorable Service Lapel Pin, which was issued to all veterans who were honorably discharged from military service between September 8, 1939, and December 31, 1946.
The event is free and open to the public. All WWII veterans, their families, and the public are encouraged to attend.
Those who have special needs in order to attend the program should contact the Public Information Office at voice phone number 301-645-0580, via the Maryland Relay Service at 711 in Maryland or 1-800-735-2258, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.