August 15, 2012

County to Honor World War II Veterans; Looking to Contact More Vets

Seventy years ago, World War II changed the history of the world.

On September 19, County Executive Ike Leggett, Council President Roger Berliner and the County Council will honor the men and women who served their nation in that war at a special “Montgomery Honors WW II Vets”ceremony to be held at the Silver Spring Civic Building located at One Veterans Plaza.

 The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m.  Speakers will include WW II veterans – now referred to as part of “America’s Greatest Generation.”

The event will be simulcast live on many of the County’s public cable television channels that compose the PEG (Public, Education, Government) Network. In addition, the PEG Network will record the stories of many of the veterans for a documentary that will debut on Veterans Day.

Event organizers are working to contact more of the veterans who will be honored on September 19. The veterans -- or family and friends of the veterans -- seeking more information or wishing to RSVP -- should call 240-777-7929.

Download the event flyer. (pdf)