Maryland Senator Proposes Lower Drinking Age For Service Members

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In Annapolis, MD, a new bill proposed by Senator Ron Young (D Frederick) would allow active-duty service members who are 18 to drink beer and wine. The Military Times┬áreports that Sen. Young’s bill, which would require the service members under 18 to show their military identification at the establishment where they are being served alcohol, is set for a hearing Friday.

No doubt Sen. Young is a believer in the idea that if young men and women can fight for their country, they should be able to enjoy a drink. However, The Washington Regional Alcohol Program is already speaking out against the bill, saying that its possible to support service members while still supporting the national drinking age of 21. Stay tuned. [Military Times][Photo: Flickr/Gary J. Wood]