Monday, November 11, 2020
The entire community is invited to join the City for its annual Veterans Day Observance on Monday, November 11, 2020, honoring & recognizing all U.S. military personnel who play an important role in safeguarding our nation & our future. The observance takes place at 11 a.m. at the Concert Pavilion.
City officials and members of local veterans groups will be on hand to honor those who have served in all branches of the military. Officials, veterans and community organizations will also participate in a solemn wreath laying ceremony, followed by a reception inside City Hall.
Support Homeless Veterans
Our Veterans served us selflessly. Let’s honor their sacrifices by ending homelessness for local Veterans today. Gaithersburg’s VFW (now part of Post 2562 in Silver Spring) partners with the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH), which provides emergency shelter to an average of 75 Veterans annually. MCCH provides homeless Veterans with a safe, stable and affordable place to call home. They need our community’s support to move into their homes with dignity. Please consider bringing the following to the Veterans Day Observance.
|Shampoo & Conditioner||Dishwashing Soap||Canned Chili, Stews, & Soups|
|Soap||Dishwasher Soap||Canned Tuna, Salmon, & Beans|
|Toothbrushes & Toothpaste||Bathroom Cleaners||Dried Fruit & Nuts|
|Razors & Shaving Cream||All-Purpose Cleaners||Canned Fruits & Vegetables|
|Lotion||Cleaning Sponges||Peanut Butter & Jelly|
|Deodorant||Laundry Detergent||Ground Coffee|
|Hairbrushes & Combs||Dryer Sheets||Cereal, Oatmeal, & Granola Bars|
|Towels||Trash Bags||Rice, Pasta, & Sauces|
Cash donations accepted. Checks to support homeless veterans can be written to the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless. Drop off items & get tax deductible receipts available between 4 - 9 p.m. at MCCH, 405 East Gude Drive, Suite 209, Rockville, MD 20850, 301-917-6644.