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Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs Honoring County Heroes Who Made Ultimate Sacrifice in All Wars Dating to World War I

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

As Memorial Day 2020 approaches in a most unusual time in U.S. history due to the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis, the Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs is honoring all County service members who have died in military actions dating to World War I in a virtual tribute.

The Commission’s website includes a special section dedicated to “Fallen Heroes.” The site includes the names, and in many cases, photos and short biographies of the men and women who lost their lives in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and the Global War on Terrorism.

The site says: “We proudly remember and pay tribute to the County’s fallen service members who have died in service to our country. The records show these men and women as enlisting, being originally from, or having at one time lived in Montgomery County.”

The site can be accessed through the Commission on Veterans Affairs site at https://tinyurl.com/rayyavu. Click on “Fallen Heroes.”

“Every veteran who has served in the history of the U.S. military has their own unique story,” said Dan Bullis, chair of the County’s Commission on Veterans Affairs. “For those who lost their lives in military action, their stories ended much too soon. However, the impact they have had on our nation’s history is forever lasting. It is the intent of our commission to allow residents to learn more about these remarkable people. Memorial Day is just one day—and it is an important one each year. However, we want people to have an opportunity to learn the stories of these heroes year-round through this website.”

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s thoughts on helping veterans can be found at https://tinyurl.com/rayyavu.

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Release ID: 20-250
Media Contact: Neil H. Greenberger 240-205-1915