Veterans Day Ceremony

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 22, 2012

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

Veterans Day Ceremony at Washington County Fair Complex

The public is invited to a Veterans Day Ceremony on Sunday, November 11, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., at the Washington County Fair Complex, NE Veterans Drive and NE 34th Avenue, Hillsboro.

The event, sponsored by American Legion Post 6, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2666 and Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services, will honor all of our nation's veterans.

Veterans with ties to Washington County who have died in service since September 11, 2001, will receive special recognition with the unveiling of engraved memorial stones. Gold Star Families have been invited to attend. These families receive the Gold Star Lapel Button from the Department of Defense for the sacrifice of their loved one.

Brigadier General Eric C. Bush, Commander, Land Component Command, Oregon National Guard and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici will be on hand to speak.

The Veterans Day Ceremony will take place rain or shine. Attendees may park in TriMet's lot at the Fair Complex/Hillsboro Airport MAX Station. For more information, call Doug Lund at 503-357-0357.

Media Contact:

Wendy Gordon, Communications Coordinator/PIO