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Honor and Dignity

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…


Local County Resources for Veterans

The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs has identified local county resources for veterans and their families.  A number of counties in Maryland have local veterans commissions, work groups and councils which are designed to support constituents in specific regions of the State.  If your County provides local services to military service members and veterans, and  Read More…


Nationwide Gravesite Locator

The Nationwide Gravesite Locator allows users to search for burial locations of veterans and their family members in US VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker.


MDVA Volunteer Opportunities

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Throughout the year, Charlotte Hall Veterans Home has over 400 active volunteers, including individuals and Veteran and Community Organizations. Volunteers contribute in customer service areas by assisting residents with activities such as arts and crafts projects, collecting information for oral history interviews with residents, running bingo, conducting religious services, computer mentors,  Read More…


2017 Maryland Veteran Population Map

Project Number of Veterans in Maryland 2017

Each year, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides data on the Projected Veterans in Maryland to the Maryland Department of Planning.  See this map for the projected number of veterans in Maryland in 2017 as well as in each County across the State.  


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