Washington County to honor veterans via livestream program this year

For Immediate Release: Monday, November 02, 2020

Sponsored by: Health and Human Services Department, Disability, Aging and Veteran Services (DAVS) Division

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Washington County is unable to hold their annual Veterans Day ceremony this year. Instead, they will televise and livestream a tribute on Wednesday, November 11, starting at 11:11 a.m. The program will last about an hour.

“When we realized an in-person ceremony wasn’t going to be possible this year, we quickly got to work on an alternative,” said Veteran Service Officer Jason Muehe with Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services. “Our county is home to 35,000 veterans. Each one of them deserves to feel honored and recognized on Veterans Day.”

Muehe is teaming up with Andy Cartmill of Washington County Health and Human Services to co-host a virtual program that will feature interviews with several veterans in the community. The show will be interspersed with information about vital services available to Washington County veterans. Those who view the livestream on YouTube and Facebook should be able to comment and ask questions of the hosts.

The program begins at 11:11 a.m., but most of the channels will be available starting around 11 a.m. There are many ways to watch:

For more information, call Vicki Horn at 503-846-3051.
 

Media Contact:

Wendy Gordon, Department Communications Coordinator
503-849-9117
wendy_gordon@co.washington.or.us