UMES announces return of “Salute to Our Veterans” gala

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – After a year’s hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore have announced the return of their “Salute to Our Veterans” gala.

The event, scheduled for Thursday, November 11th, pays tribute to local military veterans and starts at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception at the Richard A. Henson Center on the UMES campus, followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

Individual tickets are $75, while corporate sponsorships for a table of eight are $600. Proceeds go to the Silver Star Scholarship Fund to support first-year students who are honorably discharged veterans, a child of a veteran, or a child of a service member killed in action. Tickets can be purchased online.

If you are unable to attend but interested in supporting the scholarship fund, you can send a tax-deductible contribution to the UMES Foundation at the link above.

Military formal attire is encouraged for service personnel, and business attire for other guests. All guests will be required to wear a mask indoors when not eating or drinking.

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