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Welcome to Montgomery County's Veterans' Affairs Homepage

County Executive Isiah Leggett

Welcome to the Montgomery County's Veterans' Affairs Homepage
Please take advantage of the many time-saving online options we have made available for you. I hope the information contained herein is useful in accessing our many services and programs for Veterans. I invite you to share these links with others  to ensure that all Veterans and their families have the opportunity to obtain the support they deserve. Please e-mail me with any questions or suggestions you might have. Thanks for visiting our website and - even more - thank you for your service to America.

County Executive Isiah Leggett Signature
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
ocemail@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

Memorial Day Observances and Events

City of Rockville - Monday, May 28th from 9 a.m. to 1p.m.  Held at Rockville Town Center, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville. Rockville Concert Band and Chorus, Memorial Day Ceremony, and Parade.

City of Gaithersburg Memorial Day Observance - Wednesday, May 30th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Held at Christman Park, 304 West Deer Park Road, Gaithersburg. Ceremony includes guest speaker Lieutenant Colonel (USA Retired) Stephen E. Freeman and a wreath-laying ceremony.

Next Meeting: Commission on Veterans Affairs Meeting - Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Held at Health & Human Services Building, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor 1A Conference Room, Rockville. Agenda to be announced. Meetings are open to the public. To request an alternative format of the agenda or an accommodation to attend the meeting please call 240-777-1246 (V), MD Relay 711, or e-mail  carly.clem@montgomerycountymd.gov

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett unveiled the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and Vietnam Era Honor & Gratitude Plaque at a dedication ceremony on May 21st attended by hundreds of people at Memorial Plaza in Rockville. The Memorial Wall includes the names of   130 service members  from Montgomery County who lost their lives or were reported missing in action during the Vietnam War. Many of these fallen heroes’ family members and friends attended the event, which included a laying of the wreaths and reading of the names. The plaque is a tribute to all Montgomery County veterans who served our country during the Vietnam era, 1955 - 1975.

For more information, view the  press release or visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall tab above for video and photos of the event.

Montgomery County Veterans Benefits Specialist - EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 7th, 2018: Nathan Jones, VBS, began working at the Montgomery College Service Center, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm. Outreach Hours: Mr. Jones will be at the Silver Spring Vet Center (2900 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910) the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Please note: while walk-ins are accepted at both locations, to ensure you are seen please call ahead to schedule an appointment. Contact: 240-567-5405 (V), e-mail nathan.jones@maryland.gov . Montgomery College Service Center Address: 51 Mannakee Street, Counseling and Advising Building, Room CB 103, Rockville, MD 20850

New Phone Number to Access Va Services:
The VA is introducing 1-844-MyVA311 (1-844-698-2311) as a go-to source for Veterans and their families who don't know what number to call. This new national toll-free number will help eliminate the feeling of frustration and confusion that Veterans and their families have expressed when navigating the 1000-plus phone numbers that currently exist. With 1-844-MyVA311, Veterans, families and caregivers can access information about VA services like disability, pension, healthcare eligibility, enrollment, and burial benefits. And if they're looking for immediate assistance with housing or are having a mental health crisis, MyVA311 will route callers to the Homeless Veteran help line and the Veterans Crisis Line.

Montgomery County Strengthens Commitment to Veterans with First Clinic (Press Release - 9/16/16) - Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined County, State, and Federal officials for an official ceremony to redevelop space for a new County Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). The CBOC will be located at 15810 Gaither Drive in Gaithersburg and is scheduled to open in December 2017.


Highlights from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedication

 
 



Press Release (5/21/2018): Montgomery County Dedicates Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Media
Gallery

Online gallery of photos from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedication.

 

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Vietnam Memorial Dedication - County Cable Montgomery (Video)

The Vietnam war lasted more than 17 years, ending in 1975. On May 21st, 2018, more than forty years later, Montgomery County Maryland paid homage to those residents who never came home from that war with a special ceremony.

 

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Montgomery County Dedicates Vietnam Memorial  - Montgomery Community Media (Video)

Wall in Rockville brings "some healing and some closure" to the 130 men who died or went missing during the Vietnam War.
 

 

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Vietnam War Veterans Honored During Special Ceremony - Montgomery County Media (Video)

Hundreds gathered in Rockville for a special ceremony where Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett unveiled the new Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

 

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedication Full Ceremony (Video)

Dedication of Montgomery County’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Rockville, MD. Program begins at 17:40.

 

 

We proudly remember and pay tribute to the County’s fallen service members who have died in service to our country. The records show these men and women as enlisting, being originally from, or having at one time lived in Montgomery County. 

OIF/OEF/OFS •   Gulf War  •   Vietnam War -  Montgomery County Sentinel - Montgomery's War Dead 1963 to 1970  •   Korean War  •   World War II  •  World War I

The Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs was established by County legislation in 2008 with the goal of the Commission to provide advice to the Executive and Council on the status of programs and services related to the needs of Veterans.  Veterans have made an important contribution to the community by their service in the Armed Forces of this Nation, and Montgomery County is committed to showing its commitment and support for all veterans and their families.

The Commission holds monthly meetings from September through June. Meetings are open to the public. View meeting agendas and schedule .

 

Homefront

Gives residents an inside look at the lives of Montgomery County Veterans and their families and the services the County is trying to make available to them. Program airs on Comcast/RCN 6, Verizon 30 the following times: Sun - (6:30 PM, 10:45 PM) | Fri (10:30 PM ). Produced by Montgomery County Cable.

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Honor and Gratitude: Chronicles of Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans (YouTube)

This documentary features the stories of seven Vietnam Veterans of Montgomery County, Maryland. Everett Alvarez, Ricky Black, Wayne Miller, Jane McCarthy, Stephen Campanella, Mike Walsh, and Bill Gray all served as the U.S. fought to stop the spread of communism in southeast Asia. Approximately 13,000 Montgomery County Residents served in the Vietnam War.

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Honor and Gratitude: Montgomery County Salutes Vietnam Veterans (YouTube)

Montgomery County PEG stations honored Vietnam veterans on October 24th, 2015, at the Universities at Shady Grove. More than 800 people attended the first significant event the County has ever held to honor Vietnam veterans since the war ended 40 years ago.

 

Honoring Our World War II Veterans

Montgomery County saluted those who served our nation 70 years ago and became part of what is called “The Greatest Generation” on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 at the Silver Spring Civic Building in downtown Silver Spring, MD. All from the Montgomery County, MD area were invited to attend and be honored at this event that reflects on World War II.

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Airpark Pilots Help Tuskegee Airman (YouTube)

Lt. Floyd Collins, a 90-year-old former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who wanted to experience flying once again, had his wish fulfilled by a few pilots at the Montgomery County Airpark. (August 2015)

 

 

Veteran Key Contacts and Other Resources  - Quick resource guide to key programs and resources for veterans and their families.

Veterans Network Directory  - A directory of providers, agencies, and advocacy organizations that offer local, state and national resources for veterans, military service members, and their families.  Montgomery County does not endorse or assume responsibility for any product, method, service or treatment listed in this resource directory that is not a County program.


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