Veterans Day 2020 Going Virtual

Email and Newsletter 2020

Veterans Day 2020 Going Virtual 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this November 11 will be a different Veterans Day than previous ones. To protect the health and safety of Marin County residents, this year’s tribute to local military veterans will be a virtual one. 

The print editions of Marinscope were incorrect, and there’s no in-person ceremony inside Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium or outside at Avenue of the Flags. Please help spread the word.

Supporters are encouraged to watch for tributes on the Facebook pages of the Marin County Veterans Service Office and the Marin County United Veterans Council. It won’t be the same as seeing and mingling with each other, but it’s the best and safest tribute the community can make under COVID-19 conditions. 

Those wishing to honor veterans by laying a wreath at a memorial around the county are asked to follow Marin HHS’ advice on social distancing and the wearing of face coverings. For instance, if someone is visiting the statues and monuments on Avenue of the Flags at Marin Center, other visitors are asked to wait until others have left before paying their own respects. 

The Marin County Veterans Service Office has remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and remains equipped to serve the more than 10,000 local military vets who might need assistance with filling out forms, and connecting to mental health services, medical services, social services, tuition aid at local colleges, pensions, military discounts, and death benefits. Most appointments are being managed by phone, streamlining office efficiencies and greatly reducing wait times to get an appointment. 

For assistance please visit the Veterans Service Office website or call (415) 473-6193. 

To all the veterans out there – thank you for your service and sacrifice.