WATCH: Virtual Veterans Day at VA Bay Pines in St Pete


BAY PINES -- This year's Veterans Day ceremony at Bay Pines VA Hospital is going virtual.

Bay Pines plans to hold an event on Facebook Live starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Bay Pines VA Healthcare CEO Paul Russo says that while they comply with social distancing guidelines, it is their "duty to honor and pay tribute to (veterans) regardless of the... pandemic."

Guest speakers for the event include local leaders from the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, St. Petersburg VA Regional Office, and Bay Pines National Cemetery. Retired Marine Crops Major General James Hartsell, now deputy director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, will make the keynote address.

Here's the link to the virtual event:


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