Charitable Beneficiaries

The 2017 Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival is being dedicated to honor and benefit our nation’s Veterans.  To that end, we’ve partnered with:

Platoon 22



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.




Festival Supporters

Additionally the following organizations are providing volunteers, demonstrations,  and donations to benefit our Wounded Warriors:


Warrior 360 rapidly responds to the immediate needs that compromise the welfare of our nation’s heroes. From medical needs to home repair, we’re committed to supporting those whose public service has placed the welfare of others before their own.
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 Assistance

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.


Quilts of Valor


Quilts of Valor®

   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.

   Quilts of Valor® (QOVs) have been awarded to both active service members and veterans from all services, all conflicts and wars. Quilts are sent to combat medical facilities and to medical centers oversea. Many cover our heroes on chilly medevac flights home. Others are presented at military medical facilities stateside, as well as at Veteran Medical Centers. Most QOVs are presented to individuals in award ceremonies at unit formations, American Legion or VFW meeting places, community centers, veterans’ own homes, places of worship, special locations, or memorials—any place that is comfortable and appropriate for our recipients.
   Each QOV bears a label noting it is a “Quilt of Valor.” The quilts we award are not charity quilts. They are not blankets. Each QOV is created, one piece at a time, by members of our community of quilters, who live in every state in the union, and in Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
   We believe that, as we sew, love, care, and gratitude flow from our hearts, through our hands into the quilts we make.  We hope that these quilts are a tangible reminder that there are thousands of women and men across this land who are forever in your debt.
   This year’s booth is supported by:
–  Not Forgotten Quilts of Valor from Virginia Beach, VA

Stop by the QOVF booth and meet the Leatherneck Kilted Quilter!

Leatherneck Kilted Quilter LP


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.


–  Southern Tier Quilt  of Valor from the southern tier area of New York

Mother Seton Parish Quilting Angels from Germantown, MD

     To request a Quilt of Valor, please visit the website and click on the “Request a QOV” button.





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Scottish-American Military Society (SAMS) Post 2 (Post of the Potomac)

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.

Scottish-American Military Society (SAMS)







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
physical limitations
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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