After a year’s hiatus yielding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore are bringing back their “Salute to Our Veterans” gala. 

The Thursday, Nov. 11, event pays tribute to local military veterans and gets underway 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. 

Proceeds from ticket sales, which are limited because of UMES’ COVID-19 protocols, will 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. 

Individual tickets are $75; corporate sponsorships for a table of eight are $600.  They can be purchased online at:

Or, reserve a ticket by sending a check and making it payable to: 

UMES Foundation

c/o Division of Institutional Advancement 

11868 Academic Oval 

J.T. Williams Hall, Suite 1105 

Princess Anne, MD 21853 

Direct questions to Ms. Chenita Reddick at (410) 651-8045 or via email at

Those unable to attend but interested in supporting the scholarship fund are encouraged to send a tax-deductible contribution to the UMES Foundation through the online portal:

Military formal attire is encouraged for service personnel, and business attire for other guests.

UMES’ COVID Protocol – All Guests will be required to wear a mask indoors when not eating or drinking. Please consider your health and wellness before coming to campus and if you have any symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, congestion, sore throat), please stay at home.  The university may do additional symptom surveillance at any campus event.

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