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Governor Hogan's 'Year of the Veteran'

The state's mission to honor those who serve
Posted: 8:13 PM, Dec 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-30 20:17:22-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Governor Larry Hogan has called 2019 the "Year of the Veteran", signing the proclamation earlier this year.

In a room off the coast of his office, the Governor told WMAR-2 News that at the stroke of midnight more than 360 days ago, 2019 became personal.

From historic wreath laying, to parades and salutes. From national anthems and pledges to the flag, one moment that got to the Governor was a recent visit by a hero to Annapolis.

"We had this 100-year-old veteran...just to be standing in the presence of a guy like that," Governor Hogan said.

As hard as we try to convince the legislature to make laws to slow down the calendar, they fail year after year. But this year was a tremendous success with the year of the veteran.

The year of the veteran may be coming to a close, but as far as the Governor is concerned they will be honoring the veterans every single year.