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Montgomery County PEG Cable Stations to Rebroadcast Ceremonies That Honored More Than 175 World War II Veterans
  • Release ID: 12-167
  • Release Date: 9/21/2012
  • Contact: Neil Greenberger 240-777-7939 or Delphine Harriston240-777-7931
  • From: Council Office
ROCKVILLE, Md., September 21, 2012—Montgomery County’s public cable television stations will soon be rebroadcasting the complete ceremonies at which the County honored more than 175 veterans of World War II on Sept. 19 at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The ceremonies were originally broadcast live over the channels of the PEG (public / education / government) stations.

Veterans ranging in age from 86 to 105 and having experiences from some of the most historic events of the past century were among the 500 people in the capacity crowd in downtown Silver Spring for Montgomery County Honors World War II Veterans. The event is believed to have been the biggest Washington area tribute to World War II veterans since the opening of the National World War II Memorial opened in Washington, D.C., in 2004.

Ted Koppel, who for 25 years hosted the ABC News show Nightline and now is a reporting contributor to the NBC News primetime newsmagazine Rock Center with Brian Williams, was the event’s host. He offered memories of growing up in England while U.S. troops were patrolling the streets of his neighborhood during the war. County Executive Isiah Leggett and Council President Roger Berliner and the County Council led the special ceremonies.

Other speakers included Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, County Councilmember Valerie Ervin, Bill Gray of the County’s Commission on Veterans Affairs and Merlyn Reineke of the PEG organization. Three veterans—Demetri (Dee) Paris, Albert Frumkin and Boris Osheroff—had full attention in recalling their war experiences and how those experiences affected their lives since.

The program, which runs for one hour, 45 minutes, can be seen as follows:

Saturday, Sept. 22. 8 p.m. MCPS TV (Channel 34 on Comcast, Channel 36 on Verizon, Channel 89 on RCN)
Sunday, Sept. 23. 8 p.m. MCPS TV (Channel 34 on Comcast, Channel 36 on Verizon, Channel 89 on RCN)
Sunday, Sept. 23. 4 p.m. County Cable Montgomery (Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon)
Tuesday, Sept. 25. 8 p.m. Montgomery Community Media (Channel 21 on Comcast, Verizon and RCN)
Tuesday, Sept. 25. 8 p.m. County Cable Montgomery (Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon)
Saturday, Sept. 29. 9:30 a.m. County Cable Montgomery (Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon)

On Veterans Day, many of the channels that compose the PEG organization (which includes County Cable Montgomery, Montgomery Community Media, Montgomery College Television, Montgomery County Public Schools TV and Rockville 11) will show continuous extended interviews of many of the veterans who attended the Sept. 19 event and interviews of other veterans who could not attend. On Memorial Day 2013, a one-hour documentary on the County’s World War II veterans will debut.

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