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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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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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