Registration Information - You don't have to be a veteran to attend!
How to register for this free event
Please send an email to SSDVetEvent@FrederickCountyMD.gov
Be sure to include: Your Name; Email Address; Phone Number
After you register, we will email you more details about the event including how to access it.
Accessing the Virtual Event
This virtual event is offered via Zoom. Technical assistance will not be provided during the event.
If you need information on accessing Zoom please email us: SSDVetEvent@FrederickCountyMD.gov
Please ask for help at least one week prior to the event.
Accessing the Virtual Events by Phone
Please call 301-600-1234 for information on how to access this event using your phone.
You don't have to be a veteran to attend these presentations and workshops.
Here is a PDF of the schedule of presentations and workshops.
Welcome Remarks - July 14, 10:00 a.m.
Jan Gardner, Frederick County Executive
George Ownings, Secretary, Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
Key Note Speaker - July 14, 10:00 a.m.
Judge Scott L. Rolle, Associate Judge, Frederick County Circuit Court
Six Steps to a Healthier You - July 14, 11:00 a.m.
Whether you are concerned about heart health, blood sugar, or just interested in maximizing your health, this program will help you identify simple and gradual lifestyle strategies that will help you meet your personal health goals.
Presenter: Thu Huynh, Registered Dietitian, Giant Food
Scams and Fraud - July 14, 1:00 p.m.
Learn about scams and fraud targeting veterans in our community. You will also learn what to do if you are targeted.
Presenter: Brian Frosh, MD Attorney General
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs: What You Need to Know - July 14, 2:00 p.m.
Learn about the various services and programs offered by the Maryland Department of Veteran's Affairs, including the five major programs: Service and Benefits Programs, Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Cemetery and Memorial Program, Outreach and Advocacy Programs, and The Maryland Veterans Trust.
Presenter: George Owings, Secretary, Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
The Library of Congress Veterans History Project - July 14, 6:00 p.m.
Learn about the history of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project and the processes followed with regard to Frederick County veterans.
Presenter: Jim Hubbard, Director Frederick County Veterans History Project
African American History in the Military - July 14, 7:00 p.m.
This presentation is a look at the early stages of African Americans in the military starting with the Civil War to what it looks like today. Presenter: Seaven Gordon, Vice President, AARCH Society
Frederick County Veterans : A Rich History - July 21, 10:00 a.m.
The presentation will provide an overview of the rich history of Veterans in Frederick County with an emphasis on World War I, II and Korean War veterans. The presentation will also include a brief overview of the Library of Congress Veteran’s Veterans History Project. Presenters: Priscilla Rall, former Director Frederick County Veteran History Project and Keith Midberry, Veteran Liaison for Frederick Health Hospice
Military History of Frederick County - July 21, 11:00 a.m.
Take a virtual stroll with Colonel Schumacher through Frederick County for some interesting musings and information of our rich military history. Tour Frederick landmarks such as Memorial Park in downtown Frederick, for a unique perspective of history.
Presenter: Fred Schumacher, Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired, Frederick County Veterans Advisory Council
Project Healing Waters: Fly Fishing for Disabled Veterans - July 21, 1:00 p.m.
Learn about the mission and overall service of the organization and the focus areas for service for disabled veterans. We will also share some stories of transformed lives and ongoing efforts during COVID.
Presenter: Dave Wooster, Program Lead and David Folkerts, Chief Operations Officer
Tai Chi for Veterans - July 21, 2:00 p.m.
The Tai Chi for Veterans Program provides free Tai Chi classes to veterans and their caregivers. Learn how the program fits into VA benefits, as well as how to access Tai Chi classes. The program will also include a 20-minute Tai Chi demonstration.
Presenter: Maureen Ivusic, Tai Chi for Veterans Certified Instructor, Chocolate and Chi
Office of Congressman Trone - July 21, 6:00 p.m. Come hear about the services and support available to Veterans through your local congressional office. Presenter: Lauren Binz, Wounded Warrior Fellow, Office of Congressman Trone
Fort Detrick VA Health Clinic Services - July 21, 7:00 p.m.
Learn about the services offered at the Fort Detrick VA Health Clinic.
Presenter: James Burger, Business Operations Coordinator, Veterans Health Administration
Platoon 22 Services and Offerings - July 28, 10:00 a.m.
Platoon 22 serves as a liaison, connecting veterans and their families to necessary resources. Whether you are an active duty services member facing transition, newly separated, or have been navigating civilian life for years, we can help. Come learn about our resources and community partners.
Presenter: Danny Farrar, Founder/President Platoon 22
Martinsburg VA Medical Center - July 28, 11:00 a.m.
Whole Health Program
Do you know about the Whole Health program? Learn how to access and utilize the available resources to improve your quality of life. Presenter: Dr. Shawn Neff, Chiropractor, Martinsburg VA Medical Center
75th Anniversary of the Martinsburg VA Medical Center
Learn about the history of the facility which originally opened in 1944 as the Newton D. Baker Army General Hospital, a temporary cantonment structured facility for WWII Veterans. In October 1946, the Veterans Administration assumed administration of the facility. Presenter: Sarah M. Tolstyka, Public Affairs Officer, Martinsburg VA Medical Center
Applying and Enrolling for VA Health Care
This will be an informational presentation about applying for health care.
Presenter: Victor Rice, Chief, Medical Administration Service, Martinsburg VA Medical Center
Taking Your Rightful Place in History - July 28, 1:00 p.m.
Learn about the Military Women's Memorial. This memorial honors women, past and present, who serve our nation. Three million women have served our grateful nation proudly. To date the memorial have registered only 300,000.
Presenter: Lachrisha Parker, Community Engagement Manager and Robin Johnson, Vice President of Development Military Women’s Memorial
When Johnny Came Marching Home: Civil War Veterans - July 28, 2:00 p.m.
Join us for a discussion about the experience of Civil War veterans returning home after four bitter years of conflict. With over 60,000 amputations performed during the war, many came back with injuries they would carry for the rest of their lives. Hear tales of how prosthetic limbs, government programs, and more impacted their lives in the war's immediate aftermath and beyond.
Presenter: John Lustrea, Education Coordinator National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Soldier Fit - July 28, 6:00 p.m.
Learn about functional fitness solutions regardless of age and physical background. Your physical and mental well-being are important! Presenter: Danny Farrar, CEO/Founder
Mission Based Trauma Recovery - July 28, 6:00 p.m.
The Warrior Canine Connection’s Veteran Volunteer Program is unique in that the individual is directly engaged in the service dog training process. Participants are given the opportunity to practice their own compassions, patience, frustration tolerance, accountability, consistency, social interactions, and teamwork. Guided by the presence of a service dog-training instructor, our Warriors are learning what it takes to set these dogs up for success.
Presenter: Emily Patton, Veteran Training Program Manager Warrior Canine Connection
Do you have questions about resources and services available to veterans?
This virtual resource fair is a time to chat with vendors and businesses about the services available for veterans.
Here is a PDF of the schedule