Washington County to honor veterans via livestream program this year
For Immediate Release: Monday, November 02, 2020
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:
- Tualatin Valley Community TV (TVCTV) channels 28 and 30
- Livestream at www.TVCTV.org
- Washington County’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/WashingtonCntyOregon
- Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services’ Facebook Watch Party at @WashCoDAVS
For more information, call Vicki Horn at 503-846-3051.
Media Contact:Wendy Gordon, Department Communications Coordinator