The Harford County Chamber of Commerce hosted its 42nd annual Military Appreciation Luncheon May 16 at Richlin Catering & Event Center in Edgewood.
Planned by the Harford County Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs committee, the yearly luncheon serves as an opportunity for the business community to show its gratitude to servicemembers and veterans for their contributions to the country.
The event featured guest speaker Gen. Carter F. Ham, president and CEO of the Association of the U.S. Army, who spoke about “Why America’s Army Needs You.”
Sue Manning of Freedom Federal Credit Union and Karen Holt of the Harford County Office of Community and Economic Development were the event emcees and Harford County Executive Barry Glassman welcomed guests. Attendees enjoyed a performance of the U.S. military throughout history, and a display of the world’s first operational, general purpose, electronic digital computer. Two World War II veterans – Vernon Foster and William Kruse – were also recognized.
Aberdeen Proving Ground Commander Maj. Gen. Randy Taylor was also honored for his time at Aberdeen Proving Ground as he prepares to move to his next assignment.
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