The 2017 Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival is being dedicated to honor and benefit our nation’s Veterans. To that end, we’ve partnered with:
Our mission is to win the war against Veteran suicides by using awareness to create a social movement in our nation, consisting of both Veterans and civilians, that lets our war fighters know that it’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help—it’s a sign of strength.
The 22 boots in the Platoon 22 memorial symbolize the 22 lives lost per day, 682 lives lost per month, and over 8,000 veteran lives lost each year to suicide attributed to PTS.
Additionally the following organizations are providing volunteers, demonstrations, and donations to benefit our Wounded Warriors:
Warrior 360 is a registered 501(c)(3)
To support the needs and promote the welfare of United States Military service-members, their families, and all others whose service to public safety generally place the welfare of others before their own.
Warrior 360 is specially equipped for rapid response to immediate needs that threaten the basic welfare of our nations heroes. From medical needs to home repair, we’re committed to caring for those who’ve cared for us.
A Quilt of Valor® is a personal award, like a military or civilian commendation, a gesture of gratitude from a grateful nation that says “Thank you for your service, your sacrifice, and welcome home.” A Quilt of Valor is a lifetime award.
The mission of the Quilts of Valor® Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.
– Not Forgotten Quilts of Valor from Virginia Beach, VA
Stop by the QOVF booth and meet the Leatherneck Kilted Quilter!
About 3 years ago Les P., a Marine Vietnam Combat Veteran, was on a shopping trip with his wife, Elaine, who wanted to buy a longarm quilting machine. He discovered that the longarm was just another “power tool.” The rest is history.
Since then he has quilted over 400 quilts; the majority of which are Quilts of Valor.
The SAMS Post of the Potomac will be directly engaged during the festival in three key areas: We will be providing the Color Guard duties for the opening and closing ceremonies, our members established and will be participating in the first Wounded Warrior Highland Athletics demonstration for the Mid-Atlantic region, and, most importantly, we will be providing direct support to the Wounded Warriors attending the festival from our tent co-located with the Wounded Warriors in their reserved festival area.
OUR MISSION & PURPOSE
MISSION: Provide a friendly handicap-accessible camp
environment and therapeutic outdoor activities like hunting
and fishing, LEEK believes in encouraging our wounded heroes
to focus on their abilities, without compromising their current
PURPOSE: LEEK believes in providing a safe and friendly
environment where wounded U.S. service members can assist
each other through the healing process, both mentally and
physically. We offer recreational opportunities
specifically geared to each wounded veterans’ needs and
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