ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - During the APG Retiree Appreciation Day event on Oct. 20, Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. James Ervin announced that the commanding general has designated November as Veterans Appreciation Month on APG. This Team APG will honor veterans throughout the month with programs and events set aside especially for those who have served the nation in uniform.

"We're excited about this and we want to transfer that excitement to you," Ervin said. "So bring your flags and banners to APG in November when we honor you and show our love and appreciation for your service."

Scheduled events are as follows:

Nov. 7

Small Business Workshop This event will provide information and advice to assist veterans with their small businesses.

The workshop will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Army Community Service Bldg. 2503.

BOSS Program visit to Perry Point Join the members of Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) on a visit to hospitalized veterans at the Perry Point VA Medical Center in Perryville to play cards and enjoy other recreational activities, noon to 4 p.m. Meet in the APG Main PX parking lot at noon.

Nov. 8

APG Garrison's Headquarters and Headquarters Company will provide a color guard for the 2:30 p.m. Veterans Ceremony at Roye-Williams Elementary School in Havre de Grace.

Nov. 9

The 22d Chemical Battalion (TE) will provide a color guard for the Veterans Ceremony at Deerfield Elementary School in Edgewood.

Nov. 10

Enjoy a Veterans Victory 5K Run/1 Mile Walk starting at 8 a.m. followed by a Pancake Breakfast, 8:40 a.m. APG leadership will host the APG Veterans Day Ceremony 9 a.m. The morning rounds out with a live performance by Baltimore's own Country recording artist Dean Crawford and the Dunn's River Band, 11 a.m. All events are open to the public.

Later that evening, have a hilarious good time during the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Tour featuring Josh Blue, the winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing and the GI's of Comedy -- real military veterans - at the Post Theater. Show your support on this fun-filled day! All events open to the public!

s a salute, Veterans are admitted free. All others pay just $15; $12 for CAC ID card holders. Light fare is included and there will be a cash bar. Doors open 7 p.m.; show starts 8 p.m. This show contains adult content. Patrons must be 18 or older to attend.

Nov. 11

Col. Gregory McClinton, APG Garrison and deputy installation commander, will be the guest speaker at the Annual Veterans Day Service, 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Aberdeen, hosted by the Catholic War Veterans.

Nov. 13

Sign up by Nov. 5 for the Honoring Our Nation's Veterans Golf Tournament for a $5 discount. The day includes a Shot Gun Start 8:30 a.m., Four Person Scramble, Captain's Choice. The $60 price includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart and lunch. Sign up at Ruggles Golf Course. For more information, call 410-278-4794 or e-mail richard.j.bond10.naf@mail.mil.

Nov. 14

CECOM will host a Veterans Health Fair at the C4ISR campus. Time and location TBA.

Nov. 15

A Veterans Entrepreneur Job Fair will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center, Bldg. 3326 Erie Street.

Nov. 16

All veterans are invited to attend the Thanksgiving Prayer Luncheon 11:30 a.m. at the Main Post Chapel.

Nov. 19

During Veterans Education Day, to be held 10:30 a.m. at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center, veterans will can receive information on college programs and services.

Nov. 7-28

Each Wednesday in November, APG troops are encouraged to "Take A Vet To Lunch."

Check the APG News and APG social media sites (listed on front page) for updates and more information.