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The county announced it would hold a livestream event to honor veterans. The program was changed due to COVID-19.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Korean War veteran salutes during a Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in Cornelius, Ore. in 2019. This year, Washington County will honor veterans with a livestream ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Washington County will honor veterans virtually this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a press release on Monday, Nov. 2, the county announced that it will not hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony because of COVID-19. Instead, Washington County will televise and livestream a tribute.

The program is expected to last 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." PMG FILE PHOTO - Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2666 stand with their rifles during a Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in Cornelius in 2019. This year, veterans will be honored by Washington County through a livestream event.

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 tune into the livestream will be able to comment and ask the hosts questions.

The program will begin at 11:11 a.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

People can watch the event on Tualatin Valley Community channels 28 and 30, TVCTV.org, Washington County's YouTube channel or on Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services' Facebook watch party at @WashCoDAVS.


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