Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz plans to honor Khizr Khan, an immigrant from Pakistan whose Army captain son was was killed in Iraq, at a rally in Towson this week.
The county executive says he will issue a special citation recognizing Khan for speaking out for the rights of immigrant communities.
Khzir Khan made headlines when he spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last summer, criticizing Donald J. Trump, then the Republican nominee for president. Khan’s son, Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed in 2004.
The rally, scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday at Patriot Plaza, is being billed as “A Call for Unity.”