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BISM Logo, blue and gold compass with modern styled letters reading BISM Empowering the Blind Community, employing, educating, training.
3rd Annual Veterans Concert Coin Logo

Veterans Day Concert Performance 2019

You are invited!

Honoring All Who Serve And Who Have Served

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November 9, 2019


Water's Edge Event Center
4687 Millennium Drive, Belcamp, MD 21017


Thank you for attending!

Sound Minds band playing
honoree receiving award from Veterans Affairs official
Second honoree receiving award from Fred Puente

In Partnership with the Veterans Mental Health Advisory Council at the Washington, DC VA Medical Center, Maryland Mental Health Advisory Council

Click here to view the photos from the event!

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Honor Our Veterans

We hope that you will attend and learn about the great organizations that will benefit from your generosity: Blind Industries & Services of Maryland, Warriors on the Green, Army Emergency Relief, and Sound Minds USA.

All three organizations proudly support the U.S. Military through programs, services, and opportunities.

Whether you are a Veteran, active military or a patriotic supporter, you do not want to miss this special night dedicated to the men and women who serve our country!

This event benefits the following organizations:

Blind Industries & Services of Maryland

Warriors on the Green

Sound Minds USA

Army Emergency Relief

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Lodging Info

There are multiple hotels in the area with easy access to the Water's Edge.

NEW INFORMATION: Day of Event Hotel - Candlewood Suites

There are 15 single queen bed rooms and 15 double bed rooms available - once these are gone, there are no additional event rate rooms - Cut Off Date for reservations is November 2, 2019 at 5pm - Mention the group name BISM Veterans Day Concert or use group code BIS

Discover Harford County, MD

Residence Inn - Aberdeen, MD near Ripken Stadium

Marriott Courtyard - Aberdeen, MD near Ripken Stadium

Springhill Suites - between Aberdeen and Edgewood, MD next to I-95

Holiday Inn - Belcamp, MD - near I-95

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VHMC Events

The Veterans Mental Health Advisory Council is hosting a series of events in conjunction with the Veterans Day Concert. See below for more information.

Friday, November 8: BISM AbilityOne Program Tour (7:30am - 9:30am NEW TIME)

On Friday, starting at 7:30am, Blind Industries & Services of Maryland is providing a tour of their Baltimore facility, highlighting its work with the military and the AbilityOne Program, which provides employment opportunities to more than 45,000 people who are blind or have significant disabilities.

For more info about BISM, Click Here

For more info about AbilityOne, Click Here

Saturday, November 9: Annual Resource Fair (10am to 1pm)

Harford County is hosting the third Annual Resource Fair for veterans and their families. The free event will offer information about jobs, housing, benefits, and educational opportunities for veterans. There will also be various exhibits for the family to enjoy. Veteran-owned Mission BBQ will provide free sandwiches.

Veterans Fair Flyer (TV Giveaway)

Click here for more info

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Silent Auction

There will be a silent auction available at the event. The auction will run from 6pm to 9:15pm. Starting bids will be listed and bid increments are set at $10.

Here's a sneak peek at some items that will be there:

Museum Reprint by Morgan Ian Wilbur - Male GI writing in a notebook

“Joe’s Stuff” by Morgan Ian Wilbur - Signed Museum Reproduction

The original of this print was painted by Morgan Ian Wilbur, an official Navy artist, staff member of the Naval Historical Center, and Art Director for the Naval Aviation News magazine. His works have been exhibited at the National Museum of Naval Aviation, and the Navy Art Gallery, Washington, DC. His art has been reproduced in books and magazines including Naval Institute’s Proceedings, Naval Institute Press, Naval Aviation News, and Aviation Week and Space Technology.

Framed & Donated by:

Rudinec & Associates Professional Visual Imaging and Production Services

Starting Bid: $200

Original watercolor by Diane Gibson

Original Watercolor by Diane Gibson

Diane Gibson is an artist from Parkton, MD who specializes in watercolor and oil painting. Formerly the head of the Department of Rehabilitative Therapy at Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital, Gibson studied under Margaret Naumberg and desires to use art to help patients express themselves. She attributes some of her best work to spontaneous stops on hiking trips around her home or on foreign trips, where particular details of older homes or landscapes capture her attention.

Starting Bid: $300

The Heart of a Patriot Walking Stick

The Heart of a Patriot Walking Stick

Handmade by Retired Army Sgt. Geneo Graves

This decorative, one of a kind, patriot-themed walking stick embodies all the qualities that makes this nation majestic and great. The beautifully stained solid oak base with silver embellishments symbolizes America's strength throughout the four corners of the world. The black leather binding symbolizes protection, while the 1940s silver and brass rings represent vision, focus, and balance. This artistic masterpiece is adorned with a vintage solid cast eagle in flight symbolizing man's connection to the divine, America's freedom and courage to look ahead. The eagle stands approximately 12 in tall and weighs almost 3 lbs. The walking stick displays plates memorializing U.S. Prisoners of War, Veterans of World War II and Vietnam, and the courageous passengers of Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. It equipped with a compass, thermometer, and is sure to inspire veterans, service members, and civilians alike.

Starting Bid: $400

Turkish Tassel Necklace & Earring Set - Blue Beads Turkish Tassel Necklace & Earring Set - Pearl Beads

Two Sets of Turkish Tassel Necklace & Earrings (Will be auctioned separately)

These tassel necklace and matching earring sets were brought back from Turkey. One set features blue beads, red stones, and a decorated center plate. The second set displays pearl beads, green stones, and a oval plate with attached tassel.

Starting Bid: $100 each

Katzen Eye Group Basket - Botox and Clearlift voucher

Katzen Eye Group Basket #1

This basket contains a voucher for 50 units of Botox treatment and 1 IPL or Clearlift Laser Tx treatment for face, neck, décolleté, and hands. Several pamphlets describe the treatments and their benefits.

Starting Bid: $200

Katzen Eye Group Basket - Botox and Skin Care Kit

Katzen Eye Group Basket #2

This basket contains 1 Clear Skin Set box and a voucher for 30 units of Botox treatment. Several pamphlets describe the treatments and their benefits.

Starting Bid: $200

Certificate for foursome at the Suburban Golf Club

Suburban Club Certificate for Golf Foursome

This certificate is good for a foursome golf outing at the Suburban Club in Pikesville, MD. This includes the round of golf, carts, driving range access, and applied taxes. Some restrictions may apply. Voucher is good for one year.

Starting Bid: $180

Brooks Brothers brand sunglasses

Brooks Brothers Brand Sunglasses

This pair of men’s sunglasses features a spotty tortoise frame with gold arms. It comes with a blue leather case and cleaning cloth. Donated by Katzen Eye Group.

Starting Bid: $45

Kate Spade brand sunglasses

Kate Spade Brand Sunglasses

This pair of women’s sunglasses has a copper frame with pink porcelain rim coverings with a small flare shape at the top. Comes with a matching case and cleaning cloth. Donated by the Katzen Eye Group.

Starting Bid: $50

Golf is Necessary - Tommy Marlon Opposite the Green - Tommy Marlon Seek Eagles Touch - Tommy Marlon

Tommy Marlon Signed Originals

Tommy Marlon is a native of Ohio where he grew up in East Cleveland. He is an unconventional artist known for casting thought-invoking paintings that reach deeply into his audience’s minds. As an artist who believes art is a presentation of history, culture, and life in general, Tommy uses his artistic platforms to bring a vision to people. He pursues and presents art, as he proclaims, “as a self-diagnosis”. And through his works he has become an activist for art appreciation among novice viewers.

Golf is Necessary (1st Painting) - Starting Bid: $400

Opposite the Green (2nd Painting) - Starting Bid: $300

Seek Eagles Touch (3rd Painting) - Starting Bid: $500

Maryland Golf & Country Club Overhead Shot

Maryland Golf & Country Club - Foursome

This certificate offers a foursome of golf at the Maryland Golf & Country Club, originally owned by Baseball Hall of Famer Lieutenant Colonel Leland "Larry" Stanford MacPhail, Sr. This certificate may be redeemed Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays. Expires 12-21-2020.

Bahamas Vacation Resort Bahamas Resort Interior

A Week in Paradise Nassau, Bahamas: 12-25 January 2020

Paradise Island, Bahamas is home to the legendary Atlantis resort. Harborside Resort at Atlantis shares all the renowned amenities of Atlantis and reflects the colorful beauty of Bahamian culture. An on-site water park, action-packed casino, world-class dining, sparkling pools and luxurious spa amenities create an unforgettable Caribbean escape. The villa is a 1 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths that sleeps up to four guests. It also includes a 2-night stay and 7-nights extended parking at the BWI Airport Holiday Inn.

Starting Bid: $1600

Sports Memorabillia Package

Sports Memorabillia Package by Pro Players Promo

This package contains two mini-slugger bats signed by NFL Player Brandon Jacobs and Pro Soccer Player & Owner of the Atlanta Soccer Club, Phoday "FD" Dolleh, one Titleist cap signed by the same players, one basketball signed by NBA Player Dale Ellis, and a pastel chalk drawing of Michael Jordan. Brandon Jacobs was a player for the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers. Phoday Dolleh was an international soccer player and current owner of the Atlanta SC. Dale Ellis was a player for several teams in the NBA, starting with the Dallas Mavericks and finishing his career with the Charlotte Hornetts.

Starting Bid: $75


V&AM = Veterans & Active Military

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Quynh Budzynski-Simon at 202-809-9057 or at

Proceeds Benefit...

Blind Industries & Services of Maryland

Warriors on the Green
Sound Minds USA
Army Emergency Relief
blind associate sewing Army camo pattern jacket veteran missing leg putting on the green Sound Minds instructors in the concert band