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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.  


Outreach and Advocacy Program

The Outreach & Advocacy Program’s mission is to develop innovative ways to seek out and inform Maryland’s veterans about benefits and services that are available from federal, state, and local organizations, as well as solicit feedback from veterans regarding their requests and needs for additional services. To accomplish its mission the Outreach & Advocacy Program  Read More…


Military Service Recognition: Veteran Defined and Designations

Maryland is committed to recognizing and honoring military service and veteran status.  Understanding how veteran is defined is important when determining eligibility for programs, however some programs vary in their definition.  Find the general definition here, as well as how to request military personnel service records and copies of DD214 documents.  Information on military related  Read More…


National Cemetery Administration

The US VA National Cemetery Administration honors veterans with final resting places in national shrines and with lasting tributes that commemorate their service to our nation. The purpose of the NCA is to: provide burial space for veterans and their eligible family members. maintain national cemeteries as national shrines, sacred to the honor and memory  Read More…


Maryland National Guard Honor Guard

The Maryland National Guard Honor Guard (MDNGHG) participates in presenting Colors at special occasions and events such as Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and various patriotic ceremonies. These highly motivated and well trained Honor Guardsmen are governed by their motto “In Solemn Dignity.” The MDNG Honor Guard offers Military Funeral Honors to veterans who served in the Armed Forces of the United States and were  Read More…


Legal Services

There are a number of legal services in Maryland to assist veterans, current members of the military, and their families.  The MDVA offers a resource listing to individuals who are in need of this type of support.  Most programs require a military connection- veteran status, current member of the military or military family member.  The  Read More…


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