Governor Wes Moore and Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller honored Maryland’s veterans during numerous events for Veterans Day. The Veterans Day Breakfast event was held at the Government House on November 9, 2023. Paula Davis, President – Gold Star Mothers – Maryland Chapter represented the Maryland Gold Mothers. Governor West and Lt. Governor Miller honored Maryland’s veterans during numerous events for Veterans Day. During the Veterans Day breakfast at the Government House, Governor Moore signed two executive orders: one creating a commission to establish a Memorial to Veterans of the Global War on Terrorism, and directing state agencies to act to reduce veteran suicide. The governor was joined by Lt. Gov. Miller, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Woods, Maryland Secretary of State Susan Lee, Senator Michael Jackson, Delegate Nick Allen, Anne Arundel County Councilmember Pete Smith, veteran, and military family advocates and leaders, as well as military leaders from Maryland military installations.
The Governor gave a very moving speech. “Today is about one word: remembrance. We remember the service of those who raised their hands to defend our nation – and the sacrifices of their loved ones,” said Gov. Moore. “We remember our obligation to all of our military families. These two executive orders are bound together by a spirit of remembrance. The first order is about remembering our troops and the second order is about remembering our obligation to those who have served.” After the event, Governor Moore stayed and chatted with the attendees. The fellowship was wonderful, and guests also dined on a delicious buffet breakfast.