Thanking our veterans for their service

King County Executive Dow Constantine

Dear fellow King County employee,

Every year, we dedicate November 11 as a day to honor America’s veterans. For more than 100 years we have joined together to salute the brave individuals who have served in our nation’s armed forces, placing themselves in harm’s way to protect our freedom and security.

King County is home to some 115,000 veterans of all ages. Among their number are 1,277 people we work beside every day, fellow King County employees in every branch and department of King County government who have served or are currently serving. Of those employees, 102 have recorded military service hours (active duty or reserves) in 2019. Thank you for your service.

Expressing our gratitude is important, but we also need to honor their service with actions. Thanks to the voters of King County and funding from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy, our King County Veterans Program is helping local veterans, military personnel, and their families come home successfully, offering counseling and case management, financial assistance, employment and training programs, and other supports. One particular highlight is the steady reduction over the past two years in veteran homelessness.

Veterans Day is Monday, November 11. I ask you to join me in thanking our veterans and active duty personnel for their dedication, courage, and ongoing contributions to our community.

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Dow Constantine
King County Executive