Lt. Governor Anthony Brown Honored at Hard Yacht Cafe

East side Democratic Clubs patched together a handmade, quilted blanket to honor Lt. Governor Anthony Brown's heroic military service to his country and to the citizens of the State of Maryland.

Three of the most prominent eastside Democratic clubs, Battle Grove, Eastern Democratic, and the Riverside Club, honored Lt. Governor Anthony Brown for his military service and combat tour of duty in Iraq, presenting him with a handmade, quilted blanket at Dundalk's Hard Yacht Cafe Wednesday night.

Local political leader Butch Henry brought together the leadership of Tim "Tank" Holland from Battle Grove, Larry Lee, of the Riverside Club, and Kitty Blythe from the East Side Club, recognizing the Lt. Governor for his service with a quilted blanket in the design of the Maryland state flag, along with an insciption of Brown's military achievements.

The blanket, handcrafted by Connie Olivares, took several weeks to make and Brown proudly accepted the gift, which was meet with applause from the enthusiastic gathering.

Addressing the local crowd, Brown shared his personal story, growing up in a family that struggled financially for a long period, but whose father stressed service to one's country and hard work. Brown's father became the first in the family to attend college and eventually went on to become a doctor and is still treating patients today at 87 years of age.

Brown, with undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard, is the highest elected Maryland official to serve a tour in Iraq – not a bad background for a 49-year-old man who seems poised to pursue higher office.

The Lt. Governor still serves as a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Asked about his future in politics, Brown did not rule anything out.

"I will continue to serve the citizens of the State of Maryland to the best of my ability," Brown said, "and in doing so, this service may provide additional opportunities for me to explore."





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Graham August 05, 2011 at 11:40 AM
Buzz, I do not have to blow smoke, you are a very damn good reporter and I know that why, because some times you I do not like what you print. That is a good thing. It is always top of the line journalism as well as being correct journalism and for that I thank you Brian and Ron.
Graham August 05, 2011 at 11:45 AM
Again Buzz, well said. You comment on individual agendas as they come. I know, I read your articles and the fairness of them wether I like the article or not.
Graham August 05, 2011 at 11:47 AM
Thank you so very much K Blue for those kind words. And, you are a great person.
Graham August 05, 2011 at 11:52 AM
I thank you Mr. O`Toole and K. Blue, accalades coming from folks like you just make me so proud. I am proud just to have my name mentioned by you anywhere. Thank you.
Graham August 05, 2011 at 11:53 AM
Hey Buzz, you can see what good journalism does by all of the comments about this one article. This times how many?
Sean Douglas Franklin August 05, 2011 at 12:49 PM
I reside in Dundalk, but do not feel the need to be a part of a club to impact the political process. I like to take the old approach of 'one vote can make a difference.'
Sean Douglas Franklin August 05, 2011 at 12:52 PM
Buzz, I never took issue with Lt. Gov. Brown I actually commended him for his service. I took issue with the rest of the article.
Fuzz Feeler August 05, 2011 at 12:52 PM
Graham, keep drinking the kool aid. Don't forget to add your bacardi!
Fuzz Feeler August 05, 2011 at 12:53 PM
Graham, keep drinking the kool aid. Don't forget to add your bacardi!
Sean Douglas Franklin August 05, 2011 at 12:54 PM
I can't take all the complimenting anymore, I'm tapping out of this one.
Buzz Beeler August 05, 2011 at 03:15 PM
Hey Sean pay attention. I am constantly accused of bashing everybody and everything, and when I see something good I write about it. Good is good. It counts in the wide world of sports. The ball goes out of the park and you get to run the bases while people cheer for you. The man deserves something like this. This is not about all of the various other issues. It's about one man's efforts to accomplish something in his life. Did you ever read some of my comments on Governor O'Malley?
Buzz Beeler August 05, 2011 at 03:21 PM
Graham, thanks and you said something that strikes at the heart of what makes us all humane. I like the your statement about you take issue with me on some of my comments. You should and it provides insight into something that either myself or others many not have considered. I always try to look at the issues and not the labels. You struck a chord with your concept. Well done.
Graham August 05, 2011 at 03:37 PM
You are welcome Buzz. The facts are what they are. Keep doing what you do so well. That one guy just cannot take the truth so is bows out. GOOD!
Patty Burr August 05, 2011 at 06:54 PM
Looking like a few people cant become, or just aren't invited to things .. So they are jealous.. KoolAid is what you both need to drink .. you surely cant hang out with these guys ... Go Butch And all the Democratic Clibs......
Bruce Kahl August 10, 2011 at 11:56 AM
Congratulations to the clubs and the work they have done for our community. What has LTGOV Brown done for the Maryland Military?????Not one piece of Military legislation has been proposed since he was in office. In fact, he has been active to quell any benefits for the military. You don't see many posts from any military or their families on his award or service. Maryland military families need support and Maryland turns there back every year and Brown turns his back.
Robert Armstrong August 10, 2011 at 12:47 PM
The DREAM ACT. But we know what the "no nothings" are trying to do with that.
Robert Armstrong August 10, 2011 at 12:50 PM
Besides the DREAM Act he has accomplished a boatload for Veterans. http://www.gov.state.md.us/ltgovernor/veterans.asp
Robert Armstrong August 14, 2011 at 04:55 AM
Bueller strikes again. http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/maryland/baltimore-insider-blog/bal-anthony-brown-inlaw-lieutenant-govs-future-sisterinlaw-had-theft-case-later-dropped-involving-lots-of-fur-coats-20110803,0,1371398.story
Roseanna Grzymala Bertel August 14, 2011 at 09:12 AM
As a friend of Connie Olivares, I know that she put alot of time, effort and pride into that blanket! She believes in Lt. Gov. Brown and this was her way to show it...give credit where it is due. If you do not believe in his politics, show it at the voting booth, not at a function that was a very proud moment for the Olivares family!
Buzz Beeler August 14, 2011 at 02:12 PM
Mr. Armstrong I think that you are functionally unable to comprehend what you write. I also think it goes deeper than that. Read what you wrote if that is possible? First my name is not Bueller, or as you also like to refer, Dude, Bunker and so own. Your comment states, 'Bueller strikes again," and yet YOU POSTED THE LINK! I will say it again, YOU POSTED THE LINK! Do you even realize how utterly foolish you sound? And this comes from a a person who claims to have three college degrees and speaks 6 languages. Just so the Lt. Governor knows, you also claim to be retired from the military with service in Desert Storm and Grenada. After numerous repeated request over a period of months you have failed to provide any evidence of any of your wild claims. After that ludicrous statement which you made and attributed to me their are some serious issues going on there. I have said this a long time ago, you are your own worst enemy and I think anyone can easily see that. Do you really take the time to comprehend what you write or are you so consumed with issues you no longer have the ability to even understand it? The article was about Lt. Governor's Brown commendable military record and not about your attempts to to discredit it. He is a true military hero and you are a individual with what I think are some deep seated issues that only you can address.
Buzz Beeler August 14, 2011 at 02:53 PM
Mr. Armstrong has a habit of throwing mud and when it doesn't stick you will not hear from him. He followed the same pattern about his claim of military service, college and his 6 languages. I would hardly place him in the same class as the Lt. Governor who excelled not only his military record by also that of his public service.
Robert Armstrong August 14, 2011 at 04:30 PM
I won't be able to respond until I get to the SeaHorse.
Buzz Beeler August 14, 2011 at 05:05 PM
Even the Sea Horse (two words) has standards. As I predicted your comment did not relate to any questions that were raised. Your writing and reasoning defies description. And you wonder why there is such divisiveness in society. I don't think the Lt. Governor Anthony, a true military man would associate with a man so consumed with hatred. If I am your target why attack the Lt. Governor? This story was not about a political agenda, but rather about a man, a real man.
Robert Armstrong August 14, 2011 at 05:09 PM
LOL "Seahorse" One word. Where did you go to school? http://baltimore.citysearch.com/profile/35591392/baltimore_md/seahorse_inn.html Somebody should ask for their money back.
Buzz Beeler August 14, 2011 at 08:18 PM
Before you load and fire make sure. http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/31/352376/restaurant/Baltimore/Sea-Horse-Inn-Dundalk
Robert Armstrong August 14, 2011 at 09:41 PM
Here Einstein Jr., Directly from the Patch http://dundalk.patch.com/listings/seahorse-inn-2
Buzz Beeler August 14, 2011 at 10:17 PM
Did you take a look at the link and read the sign? I feel like I'm baby sitting.
Buzz Beeler October 27, 2011 at 02:50 AM
This makes no sense to me. Why would the Lt. Governor even want to get near this is beyond me. It wouldn't be so bad if Currie and his attorneys weren't maintaining their client was not good on details, which is a stretch, since I think Currie has a masters degree. If in the article Brown alludes to Currie as a disorganized legislator. What councilman does that remind you of? As a leading contender to become a gubernatorial candidate why would you even consider getting involved in that mess? Today, former Governor Bob Ehrlich testified on the stand in behalf of Currie. Ehrlich has nothing to lose, its just I can't understand why Brown would choose to get involved. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-brown-testifies-20111024,0,689927.story
Robert Armstrong October 27, 2011 at 03:06 AM
Booze, You were a County Cop. In the most corrupt County in the state. Why are you questioning what went on? How is Cole Weston doing?
Buzz Beeler October 27, 2011 at 04:39 AM
I don't talk to Cole that much unless I see him at a function. The FOP hung me out to flail in the breeze. I told him the ADA mess would not stop with me and the only thing that will get their attention would be the EEOC -- and that didn't either -- or the Feds. I sat in his office when Cole called Homan's office about my pension paperwork. Cole had the speaker phone on and when questioned where my retirement papers were her voice cracked and told Cole she was not allowed to discuss my case. If they, and I was hoping they would, try to steal my pension by slipping a medical by me, I was planning on a major lawsuit. They claimed they had set me the papers, but in fact did not. I hear there will be 18 substantiated cases involving violations of the ADA and that will cost the county a ton of greenbacks. There are at least 14 more cases lined up by Ms. Kahill. She does not take prisoners. Clever move the other night by deleting you comment. I didn't think you knew how to take care of those things. I question it based on the man I wrote about seemed polished, professional and politically astute. Why get involved in a case where the defense is based on a rather lame attempt to discredit Currie's ability as a senator. It smacks of the good ole boy network that is alive and well in Baltimore County.


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