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Freedom to Vote Act: Online Voter Registration Information

The Maryland State Board of Elections website allows residents to register to vote in Federal, State, County, and City elections in Maryland, to request an absentee ballot, and to update voter registration if your name or address has changed.  You can also update your registration if you want to change to a new political party.  Read More…


MDVA Cemetery Program Changes

**PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES TO THE CEMETERY PROGRAM: EFFECTIVE AUGUST 15, 2017** As of August 15, 2017 the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Cemetery Program will implement the following changes to policy and interment costs for all five (5) Maryland State Veterans Cemeteries: Burial Costs: The opening/closing  cost will be $749.00 for casketed or  Read More…


The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Commemorative Partner Program

  The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is a proud Vietnam War Commemoration Commemorative Partner.  The Program is designed for federal, state and local communities, veterans’ organizations and other nongovernmental organizations to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam Veterans and their families.  It is an organizationally based, hometown-centric, veteran focused  Read More…


Outreach Event Request Form

Thank you for your interest in having the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs participate in your event.  The Outreach Program is equipped with two personnel who are available to staff resource tables and to provide general overviews of veteran benefits and services in Maryland.  The Service and Benefits Program is better equipped to provide in  Read More…


Guide and Service Dogs

Guide and Service Dog Information and Resources What are guide dogs? According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, guide dogs are trained to lead the blind or vision impaired. The dog acts as a pilot to direct its owner in a straight line unless directed to turn, while avoiding obstacles in all directions.  Read More…


Library Toolkit

This toolkit is provided as a resource for Maryland libraries.  The goal is to offer a consolidated list of information pertaining to veterans services in Maryland, as well as provide best practices and veteran related programming ideas. This toolkit is currently under construction, please check back for more resources as they become available. Maryland Department of  Read More…


Resources for Families, Caregivers, and Survivors

The following resources are offered for family members, caregivers of a veteran, and survivors. USVA Coaching into Care– Coaching Into Care provides a “coaching” service for family and friends of Veterans who see that a Veteran in their life needs help. Coaching involves helping the caller figure out how to motivate the Veteran to seek  Read More…


War Memorial Commission

Authorization for the War Memorial Commission was enacted in 1924. In 1970, the Commission became part of the Department of General Services. It was transferred to the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs in 1999.  In 1927, The War Memorial Building and the War Memorial Plaza were erected in Baltimore to honor Maryland residents who died  Read More…


Veterans Home Commission

The Maryland Veterans Home Commission was created in 1975 to provide a home for veterans in Maryland. In 1999, the Commission became part of the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs. The Commission advises the Department on issues relating to Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, the only State veterans home.  Charlotte Hall Veterans Home is located in  Read More…


Maryland Veterans Commission

Origins of the Maryland Veterans Commission trace to 1924, when the Soldiers’ Relief Fund Commission formed to administer a State relief fund for disabled veterans of World War I. The Commission became the Veterans Relief Commission in 1929. It was renamed the Maryland Veterans Commission in 1935. In 1971, the Commission joined the Department of  Read More…


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