News Release, Office of Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot

Comptroller Franchot will spend Thursday in St. Mary’s County, beginning with a visit to Charlotte Hall Veterans Home where he will honor D-Day survivors and speak with other World War II veterans. The visit comes exactly one week after the 75th anniversary of D-Day, when 156,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of the Nazi-occupied coast of France’s Normandy region, ultimately leading to the end of the war in Europe.

Next, Mr. Franchot will head to Leonardtown where he will present the St. Mary’s County Cornerstone Award for Local Business Excellence to Towne Florist, which has been a fixture of the community since 1958.

The Comptroller will then stop by Knotted Mercantile at Cecil’s Country Store, where he will present new owner Misty Knott with a proclamation for transforming this well-known small business with a rich history into a vibrant, modern home furnishings shop.

11 a.m.
Charlotte Hall Vets Home
29449 Charlotte Hall Road
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
12:15 p.m.
Towne Florist
41600 Fenwick St.
Leonardtown, MD 20650
1 p.m.
Knotted Mercantile
20853 Indian Bridge Road
California, MD 20619

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