Employee Veterans Recognized for Their Service
During the week of Nov. 11, veterans currently working for the City of Tigard will be proudly recognized in a poster put on public display inside our city buildings.
Many thanks to Doreen Laughlin of the Community Development Department for this annual tradition, now more than a decade old.
“I’m the mom of a U.S. Navy veteran, daughter of a WWII U.S. Army veteran and an American with a deep appreciation for all who have served our great country,” said Laughlin. “The list of names changes each year as employees come and go, but the sentiment is steady—the City of Tigard thanks all who have served, and specifically recognizes an average of 40 veterans each year from all city departments.”
Laughlin’s personal efforts to thank her veteran coworkers has grown from a personal message shared at her workspace to the formal recognition now endorsed by the city, Mayor Cook and City Manager Marty Wine.
The Veterans Day poster will be on display throughout the week preceding Veteran’s Day, from Nov. 5-12.