A Thank You to our Heroes
For Immediate Release
October 28, 2015
Amy Burke Friedman
B’More Moving Forward To Host A Veteran’s Day Dinner for 1,000 veterans.
Local venues will serve dinner to Baltimore veterans this Veterans Day
BALTIMORE – B’More Moving Forward, a group of Baltimore’s retail, hospitality and tourism leaders, will celebrate and give back to those who have served by sponsoring a special Veteran’s Day dinner that will feed 1,000 Baltimore veterans. Fourteen area hotels, restaurants and attractions have partnered with the group to host, donate and serve the dinners at their venues on Nov. 11.
“We’re very excited for the event and just as pleased with the number of businesses that have agreed to help us,” said Judi DiGioia, coordinator of the effort. “The dinner is just a small way for us to show our appreciation and gratitude to those who’ve protected and served our country.”
Baltimore is home to over 35,000 veterans, including homeless vets who make up 40% of the city’s homeless population.
Local veteran’s organizations that will be participating in the dinner include:
• McVets (MD center for Veteran's Training & Education
• Wounded Warrior Project
• 231st Transportation Battalion
• CPT Bratton Robert Morehouse
• Walter Reed Army Hospital /Bethesda Naval Hospital
• Veterans of Prince Hall Masonic Lodge
• 555 th Parachute Infantry Association
• Buffalo Soldiers 9th & 10th Horse Calvary
• American Legion Post 6506
Establishments that will be hosting veterans for dinner are:
• Lord Baltimore Hotel
• Hyatt Place Hotel
• Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
• Renaissance Hotel
• Pier V Hotel
• Baltimore Hilton
• Hotel Indigo
• Marriott Inner Harbor
• Days Inn Inner Harbor
• Fairfield Inn & Suites
• Baltimore Courtyard
• Hilton Garden Inn; Homewood Suites
• Holiday Inn Inner Harbor
B’More Moving Forward is accepting applications for volunteers interested in helping with the Veteran’s Day dinner. Those interested should call 410-215-2305.
About B’More Moving Forward
B’More Moving Forward was formed after the Baltimore riots to help restore and rebuild positive commentary about the city. Led by Baltimore’s retail, hospitality and tourism leaders, B’More Moving Forward has sponsored various programs/events, which have helped reinvigorate the community.