2015 Oregon Veterans Day Events

2015 Oregon Veterans Day Events –

Albany 11:00 AM Albany Veterans Day Parade The 64th annual Veterans Day Parade travels through downtown. Grand Marshals: Korean War Veterans. www.albanyveteransdayparade.org Albany, OR
Albany 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM Pancake Breakfast An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be served at West Albany High School Cafeteria. 1130 Queen Ave. SW, Albany, OR
Albany 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Spaghetti Lunch and Concert Free spaghetti lunch and Brett Lucich Band concert at American Legion Post 10. 1215 Pacific Blvd, Albany, OR Patty Louisiana, 541-981-2390
Albany 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM Memorial Service at Timber Linn Park A memorial service at Timber Linn Park, Linn Co. Veterans Memorial includes: Guest speakers, laying of Gold Star and POW/MIA wreaths, “Oregon’s Own” 234th Army Band, a howitzer salute, Echo Taps. Timber Linn Park, Albany, OR
Albany 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Breakfast at Eagles Aerie Biscuits & Gravy, Sausage, Coffee Breakfast at Eagles Aerie #2255. $4.00 127 Broadalbin St. NW, Albany, OR
Astoria 8:00 AM Veterans Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner A free breakfast will be served to veterans and their families at American Legion Post 12. Lunch served at noon. Dinner served at 5:00 pm. 1132 Exchange St, Astoria, OR Mike Phillips, 503-791-1921
Beaverton 11:00 AM Annual Ceremony Annual ceremony conducted by American Legion Post 124, at Bethel Congregational Church with a Military Honor Guard and guest speakers. Music: Southridge High School Choir. Flag display at Veterans Memorial Park. 7th and Watson St., Beaverton, OR Steve Gerber, 503-246-8190
Bend 11:00 AM Bend Veterans Day Parade Parade downtown, from NW Newport to Wall St., around Drake Park, NW Galveston and ending at Harmon St. Grand Marshals: Col. John Turner; WWII Veterans; Terry Rasmussen; Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 820. The parade commemorates the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. Open House after the parade at VFW Post 1643, 1503 NE 4th St. NW Newport St, Bend, OR Rabbine Harpell, 541-480-4516, rabbine@aol.com
Bend 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Benefit Concert Veterans Day benefit concert at the Tower Theatre with “The Notables” for an evening of Swing Music and Dancing. Also performing: Betty Burger, and the Harmonettes. Event proceeds will support veterans’ programs at the Central Oregon Veterans Ranch (COVR) and Central Oregon Veterans Outreach (COVO). www.towertheatre.org 835 NW Wall St, Bend, OR Jodie Barram, 541-317-0700
Bend 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Veterans Day Town Hall A Veteran’s Day public ‘Town Hall’ discussion about coming home to the U.S. after serving. A panel of veterans, experts, and counselors will discuss the history, politics, challenges, and changes in service. Location: Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room. http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/shpr/citizenship-and-crisis 901 SW Simpson, Bend, OR
Burns 6:00 PM Banquet Free banquet for all veterans co-hosted by American Legion Post 63 and Elks Lodge 1680. 118 N. Broadway Ave, Burns, OR Ron Estep, 541-589-1552
Canyonville 11:00 AM Veterans Day Celebration Tri-City VFW Post 9744 will honor veterans during an annual event at City Hall. Hear patriotic choir music, guest speakers. Refreshments will be served. 250 N. Main St, Canyonville, OR Tabitha Howell, 541-680-3765
Central Point 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Cub Scout Donation Collection Cub Scouts from Central Point Pack 50 plan to collect donations for veterans on Veterans’ Day at Ray’s Food Place in Central Point. The scouts will be in front of the store from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, organizers said. They will collect treats and small gifts for veterans at the Veterans Affairs Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics in White City. Suggested donations include candy, cookies, coffee, magazines or books. 126 E. Pine St, Central Point, OR
Central Point 9:00 AM Commemoration Ceremony Oregon Fallen War Heroes Memorial Commemoration Ceremony is at Don Jones City Park on Hammrick Rd. Guest speakers include State Rep. Duane Stark. Don Jones City Park, Central Point, OR Jennifer Boardman, 541-423-1042
Coos Bay 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM Veterans Breakfast Breakfast is served for members and guests at Bay Area American Legion Post 34. 1421 Airport Way, Coos Bay, OR
Coos Bay 6:00 PM Veterans Dinner The annual free dinner for all veterans and families hosted by Eagles Aerie 538. Social Hour at 5 p.m. 568 S. 2nd, Coos Bay, OR Paul Trueax, 541-297-3236
Coquille 9:00 AM Annual Veterans Day Social Hour and Breakfast Breakfast at Coquille Valley Elks Lodge #1935. Social hour starts at 9 a.m.; breakfast will be free to veterans and their spouses starting at 10 a.m. 54942 Maple Heights Road, Coquille, OR
Corbett 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM Breakfast and Musical Program American Legion Post 108 and the Kiwanis Club will host a breakfast, military memorabilia displays, and a musical program at the Corbett School. Corbett School, Corbett, OR Jeff Grover, 503-695-2651
Cornelius 1:00 PM Veterans Day Ceremony The City, VFW Post 2666, American Legion Posts 6 and 104 host a ceremony at Veterans’ Park that includes: Reading of “In Flanders Field” with America’s Response; rifle salute and Taps. Guest speakers: Congresswoman Susan Bonamici; County Commissioner Bob Terry. Veterans Memorial Park Cornelius, OR
Estacada 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM Veterans Breakfast A breakfast hosted by American Legion Post 74 will be served at the Odd Fellows Hall. 267 SW 2nd Ave, Estacada, OR Terry Brown, 503-867-6123
Eugene 11:00 AM Veterans Day Ceremony The annual “11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month” ceremony is at the Veterans Memorial Bldg. Veteran speakers from WWII, Korea and Vietnam. 1626 Willamette St, Eugene, OR Nick Urhausen, 541-344-5070, nickurhausen@comcast.net
Eugene 11:00 AM UO Veterans Day Recognition University of Oregon Veterans Day Recognition ceremony at the Ford Alumni Center. Refreshments will be served. vetcenter.uoregon.edu 1720 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR Justine Carpenter, 541-346-1123, justcarp@uoregon.edu
Eugene 8:00 AM – 3:15 PM Veteran’s Day Roll Call On November 11, Veterans Day, participants from the City of Eugene, Mayor, and Eugene Police will read the names of the 6,851 service members killed in action, following 9/11. This is an event that takes place in cities nation-wide and is meant to honor military personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice. The Annual Veteran’s Day Roll Call will start at 8 a.m. Wednesday in the Central Courtyard of the Eugene Federal Building, and each participant will read 240 names. The event will conclude at approximately 3:15 p.m. when the entire list of 6,851 names, including the person’s rank and service branch, have been read. http://www.eugene-or.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?aid=2242 211 E. 7th Avenue, Eugene, OR
Florence 11/6/15 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Veterans Celebration The Shorewood Retirement Residences will host a veterans celebration with entertainment, barbeque, refreshments. http://www.thesiuslawnews.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&page=72&story_id=9131 1451 Spruce St, Florence, OR
Florence 11:00 AM Veterans Day Ceremony A public ceremony will honor all veterans at the Elks Lodge. 1686 12th St, Florence, OR
Florence 1:00 PM Florence Veterans Day Parade Elks host an Honor Service at 11am, Parade staging begins at Noon, and our annual Veterans Day Parade kicks off at 1pm! Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and the Coast Guard have all given their time, and many times their lives, to protect our freedoms. They answered the call when our Nation needed them most. And now they deserve our honor and respect. We invite you to take this opportunity to say thanks. http://www.florencechamber.com/chamber/florence-veterans-day-parade-0 6th & Quince Streets, Florence, OR Bob Brown, 541-997-3320. Jim Swant, 541-997-3695
Gresham 11:00 AM Memorial Service A public memorial service will be conducted by VFW Post 180. vfwpost180.org Powell Blvd. and Roberts St., Gresham, OR Val Shaull, 503-805-8991, val.shaull@frontier.com
Gresham 11/7/15 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Gresham Veterans Day Parade Sergeant McDowell’s Military Relief will sponsor a Veterans Day parade in downtown Gresham on Saturday, Nov. 7. Gresham, OR Faustina McDowell, 503-888-9053
Hermiston 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Veterans Breakfast The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce will serve a free breakfast to all veterans at the Conference Center. www.hermistonchamber.com 415 S. Hwy 395, Hermiston, OR Kelly Schwirse, 541-567-6151
Hillsboro 11:00 AM Veterans Day Ceremony Washington County will host a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial, on the corner of NE 34th and Veterans Drive. The program will feature Iraq and Afghanistan veterans from each service branch, rifle salute and Taps. Event is covered with ample seating. Parking: In the Tri-Met Park and Ride fairground lot, next to the event. Light refreshments provided. NE 34th and Veterans Drive, Hillsboro, OR Vicki Horn, 503-846-3051
Hillsboro 4:00 PM Veterans Day Fundraiser Fundraiser at McNally’s Taproom featuring brews from Victory Brewing Company and Vertigo Brewing. 100 percent of the revenue generated from those donated kegs will be donated to Homes for Our Troops’ general fund. mcnallystaproom.com 370 E. Main St, Hillsboro, OR
Hood River 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Veterans Breakfast Elks Lodge 1507, American Legion Post 22 and Safeway will serve a free breakfast to all veterans. 304 Cascade Ave, Hood River, OR Elks Lodge, 541-386-1507
Hood River 11:00 AM Community Celebration Community celebration ceremony at Anderson’s Tribute Center includes patriotic music and a guest speaker. Pack 378 Boy and Cub Scouting groups will present a veterans tribute. 1401 Belmont Rd, Hood River, OR Jack Trumbull, 541-386-1000
Independence 6:00 PM Veterans Discussion Rep. Paul Evans will speak at the Independence Elks Club to highlight some of the challenges facing the 21st century veteran and ways the public can honor and assist citizen-soldiers. “We owe our veterans a huge debt of gratitude,” Evans said, who is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Oregon Air National Guard. 289 S Main St, Independence, OR 971-273-0112, paul@paulevans.org
Irrigon 12:00 PM Veterans Day Luncheon Irrigon Chamber of Commerce no-host luncheon meeting at Stokes Landing Senior Center with featured speaker Earl “Bud” Costello, World War II veteran. 195 Opal Place, Irrigon, OR Phyllis Danielson, 541-922-3857, irrigonchamber@irrigonchamber.com
Joseph 10:30 AM Veterans Day Celebration Joseph Charter School hosting special memorial dedication to honor Bud Botts and all veterans and families. Veteran’s Day Celebration begins at 11:00 a.m. Hot dog lunch served at 11:45 a.m. 400 E Williams Ave, Joseph, OR
Keizer 11/8/15 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM Veterans Dinner A complimentary dinner will be served to all veterans, their spouses, Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve members by Elks Lodge 2472. 4250 Cherry Ave. NE, Keizer, OR Lee Arehart, 503-390-0858
Klamath Falls 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Veterans Lunch A free lunch for veterans and their families will be provided at VFW Post 1383. A free spaghetti feed is served at the Marine Corps League’s Leatherneck Club, 1019 Main St. 515 Klamath Ave 541-880-6481, karenkarin32@gmail.com
Klamath Falls 10:00 AM Klamath Falls Veterans Day Parade A downtown parade begins on Spring St. and concludes at Veterans Memorial Park. A ceremony following the parade includes a placing of wreaths and a POW/MIA remembrance. Guest Speaker: Brigitte Marker, Disabled American Veterans, Dept. of Oregon Commander. Spring St, Klamath Falls, OR
La Grande 11:00 AM La Grande Veterans Day Parade The American Legion Post 43 parade will proceed on Adams Ave. A spaghetti feed will be held afterwards at Post 43, 301 Fir St. Adams Ave, La Grande, OR 541-963-5141
La Pine 11:00 AM Veterans Day Ceremony A public ceremony at the Community Cemetery will be followed by a public open house and BBQ hosted by American Legion Post 45, 52532 Drafter Rd. 52532 Drafter Rd, La Pine, OR Pat Cotton, 541-536-1402
Lake Oswego 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Tribute to Veterans “Honor Their Service” – a tribute to veterans program at City Hall will include inspirational speakers, music entertainment, presentation of colors and flag folding. http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec 380 A Ave, Lake Oswego, OR Dawn Kolb, 503-697-6590
Lebanon 11/10/15 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Veteran of the Year Banquet The annual Veteran of the Year Banquet at Santiam Post #51. Social hour at 6 p.m. The dinner and program begin at 7 p.m. and include guest speakers, distinguished area veterans, and honoring the Veteran of the Year. $27.50 480 Main St., Lebanon, OR
Lebanon 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM Veterans Day Breakfast American Legion Post 51 is serving breakfast.The public is welcome. 480 S. Main St, Lebanon, OR Shelley, 541-451-1351
Madras 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Veterans Dinner All veterans are welcome to a free dinner at the Elks Lodge. 262 SW 2nd St, Madras, OR 541-475-6046
Madras 2:00 PM Madras Veterans Day Parade American Legion Post 125 is sponsoring an all-community parade downtown. Madras, OR 541-350-8009
McMinnville 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Veterans Dinner American Legion Post 21 is hosting a free dinner for veterans. Veteran ID is required. 126 NE Atlantic St, McMinnville, OR 503-435-2218
Medford 11:00 AM Medford Veterans Day Parade The annual parade will proceed on Main St. from Hawthorne to Oakdale. Main St and Hawthorne, Medford, OR Brett Johnson, 541-499-5587
Milton-Freewater 11:00 AM Milton-Freewater Veterans Day Parade Veterans Day Parade sponsored by the Elks. Main St, Milton-Freewater, OR Meier, 541-938-5980, sl_meier_75@hotmail.com
Milwaukie 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM American Legion Open House Veterans and their families are invited to an Open House at American Legion Post 180. Hot dogs and chili will be served. Live patriotic music will be provided at 3 p.m. by American Legion Post 185’s musicians. 2146 SE Monroe St, Milwaukie, OR Jerry Craig, 503-723-9988, squish5213@comcast.net
Myrtle Creek 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Veterans Breakfast American Legion Post 123 in Myrtle Creek will have a free Veterans Day breakfast. 252 South Old Pacific Highway, Myrtle Creek, OR
Newport 6:00 PM Veterans Dinner A free dinner for veterans will be served at the Elks Lodge. Speaker: Retired U.S. Navy Master Chief John Reed. 45 SE John Moore Drive, Newport, OR Dave Teem, 541-265-2105
North Bend 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Veterans Breakfast Breakfast will be served by American Legion Post 34. $7.00 1421 Airport Way, North Bend, OR
North Bend 6:00 PM Veterans Dinner Free dinner for veterans and their families with a social hour at 5 p.m. 568 S. 2nd St, North Bend, OR Kevin Owens, 541-297-1899
Ontario 11:00 AM Memorial Ceremony Post 67 will host a public memorial ceremony at Evergreen Cemetery at the American Legion Memorial. 1155 S. Park Blvd, Ontario, OR Mike Jones, 541-889-5655
Ontario 11/10/15 1:00 PM Student Assembly Ontario Middle School student assembly presenting mural to veterans. Speaker, choir, color guard, flag salute, mural presentation. 573 SW 2nd Avenue, Ontario, OR Brian Hobbs, 541-216-8392, bhobbs@ontario.k12.or.us
Oregon City 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM VFW Open House VFW Three Rivers Post 1324 will host a public Open House with Post tours and displays of military memorabilia from World War II to the present. Vietnam reenactors and vehicles will be on site to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. Refreshments will be served. 104 Tumwater, Oregon City, OR D.J. Ruger, 503-655-6969
Pendleton 11:00 AM Veterans Day Ceremony Umatilla County, VFW Post 922, and St. Anthony Hospital will honor and salute World War II veterans, widows, their families and friends at the Pendleton Convention Center. Brig. Gen. Fred Maiocco, U.S. Army Reserve, will offer a tribute. A Roll Call of Honor to be read by State Sen. Bill Hansell. Guest speaker: Cameron Smith, ODVA Director. All veterans are invited to attend. 1601 Westgate, Pendleton, OR Melinda Slatt, 541-278-6204, melinda.slatt@umatillacounty.net
Portland 9:45 AM Ross Hollywood Chapel Veterans Day Parade The 41st annual Ross Hollywood Chapel Veterans Day Parade runs from NE 40th and Tillamook to NE 48th and Sandy Blvd. Ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. A free World War II style USO show with the Oregon National Guard’s 234th Army Band at the Hollywood Theater on NE Sandy Blvd. begins at 12 p.m. NE 40th and Tillamook, Portland, OR Angela McKenzie-Tucker, 503-281-1800, angela.mckenzie@dignitymemorial.com
Portland 7:30 PM Documentary Screening Returning Veterans Project hosts “Frame By Frame” documentary screening at the Academy Theater Portland. gathr.us/screening/13388 7818 SE Stark St, Portland, OR Casey Curry, 503-954-2258 ex 104, casey@returningveterans.org
Portland 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Veterans Day Movie Muster Portland VA hosts Veterans Day Movie Muster, Portland VA Medical Center Auditorium. Movie Play Times: 9:00 am, Kelly’s Heroes (1970); 11:45 am Music Within (2007); 1:30 pm Crimson Tide (1995). 3710 SW US Veterans Hospital, Portland, OR 503-402-2975, VHAPOR-publicaffairs@med.va.gov
Portland 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Free Admission The Oregon Zoo will be offering free admission for military veterans and active military personnel, as well as family members who accompany them to the zoo on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Families of deployed military personnel also will be given free admission. To receive free admission Wednesday, Nov. 11, visitors must show a military or veteran organization ID, discharge papers or other official military identification; families of deployed military personnel must show an active duty ID. The zoo store and all food outlets also offering a 10 percent discount for veterans, active military personnel and their families, with proper identification. http://www.oregonzoo.org/news/2015/11/veterans-day-zoo-offers-free-admission-military Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR
Portland 11:00 AM Veterans Day Ceremony University of Portland hosts their annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Praying Hands Memorial on the university campus. Colonel Christian Rees, Chief of Staff, Land Component Command of the Oregon Army National Guard, will be the featured speaker. The ceremony, sponsored by the University’s Air Force and Army ROTC programs, will recognize campus members who have served during times of war, including World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Gulf War veterans. Members of the public are welcome to attend. 5000 N. Willamette Blvd, Portland, OR
Prineville 11:00 AM Prineville Veterans Day Parade The annual parade begins on Main Street and 4th and ends at Ochoco Park where a ceremony will honor veterans. Afterwards American Legion Post 29 is hosting a free spaghetti lunch open to the public at the Veterans Club, 405 N. Main St. Main St and 4th, Prineville, OR Veterans Club, 541-447-5651
Redmond 11:00 AM Redmond Veterans Day Parade A parade downtown is hosted by VFW Post 4108 and American Legion Post 44. Free picnic lunch at the Post, 1836 SE Veterans Way, for all veterans and families. Redmond, OR Jack Newcombe, 541-526-1371
Roseburg 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM Veterans Breakfast Free breakfast for veterans and their families will be served at American Legion Post 16. 406 SE Oak, Roseburg, OR
Roseburg 1:30 PM Veterans Day BBQ A Veterans Day Barbecue will be offered at VFW Post 2468. 1127 Walnut Street, Roseburg, OR
Roseburg 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Roseburg Veterans Day Parade Oregon’s second largest Veterans Day Parade travels through city center. Grand Marshals: Army, Navy, Marine and Air Force Special Forces Warriors. Afterwards a smaller parade is at the Roseburg VA Medical Center. www.co.douglas.us/veteran Roseburg, OR Michael Hendricks, 541-673-8455
Roseburg 7:00 PM Veterans Day Concert A Veterans Day Concert will be held in Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua Community College. Several groups will perform. Umpqua Community College, Roseburg
Salem 3:00 PM Veterans Day Ceremony Ceremony at the Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial on the Oregon Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs grounds. The names of fallen Oregonians killed while serving in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom will be read aloud. Guest speaker: State Rep. Paul Evans. Military honors: North Salem High School JROTC. 700 Summer St. NE, Salem, OR ODVA, 503-373-2389
Salem 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Veterans Appreciation Day Ceremony Veterans Appreciation Day ceremony at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. Lunch is available to veterans and their immediate family at 12 p.m. The Kroc Center will be open free to veterans. A Veterans Resource Fair will be open until 2 p.m. 1865 Bill Frey Dr, Salem, OR Shannan Dailey, 503-798-4782
Salem 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Veterans Lunch The annual free luncheon for all veterans and their families will be served at Elks Lodge 336. 2336 Turner Road SE, Salem, OR Elks Lodge 336, 503-364-6839
Salem 11/5/15 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Chemeketa Community College Celebration A public celebration for veterans is at Chemeketa Community College, Campus Bldg. 2 – Student Center. Refreshments will be served by the Veterans’ Office. Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR Lupe Reyna, 503-589-7702
Salem 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM Veterans Breakfast Capitol American Legion Post 9 will serve a free breakfast at the Salem Eagles. At 8 p.m. a free USO Show and dance begins. 2771 Pence Loop SE, Salem, OR Jack La Box, 503-581-6594
Salem 8:00 AM Coffee Gathering Special gathering of coffee with Sgt. McFadden welcoming and thanking ALL veterans at Howell, Edwards, Doerksen. 1350 Commercial St. SE, Salem, OR Mindy Barella, 503-581-3911, mindy.rocha@dignitymemorial.com
Salem 11:00 AM Hero’s Memorial Dedication Ceremony The Hero’s Memorial Dedication Ceremony, featuring the names of homeless veterans cared for in Salem by Howell, Edwards, Doerksen, at Belcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum. 1295 Browning Ave. S, Salem, OR
Salem 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Salem Veterans Muster & Mingle Let’s meet upon the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour for lunch and an adult beverage or two, connecting as a veterans community. Informal meet and greet for veterans, their families, and friends & supporters here in the capital city region. Note: No Minors allowed on the premises at Heroes Tap House. https://cov.force.com/iava/cov_event?id=a5PC0000000GmyP 4435 Liberty Road S, Salem, OR
Sandy 11:00 AM Veterans Day Ceremony Ceremony at the Veterans Statue (Sandy City Center) and a then potluck at the VFW Post, sponsored by Sandy VFW 4273 and Auxiliary. Sandy City Center, Sandy, OR Christian Wilson, 503-668-7910, admin@vfw4273.org
Silverton 3:00 PM Memorial Dedication City officials and American Legion Post 7 will dedicate the first memorial in the city that honors 68 fallen military members from seven major wars. Guest speakers, a ribbon cutting ceremony and 21-gun salute. Location: Freedom Memorial Plaza. 111 W. Main St, Silverton, OR Steve Wiley, 503-871-5742, ufs.steve@wavecable.com
Springfield 6:00 PM “Shepherds of Helmand” Screening “Shepherds of Helmand” screening at the Wildish Community Theater. This 90-minute documentary tells the story of a group of Oregon Army National Guard soldiers as they conduct counter-narcotics patrols alongside a battalion of Afghan National Army troops. Followed by a Q&A session with members of this decorated unit. 630 Main St, Springfield, OR
Springfield 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Veterans Tribute State Farm insurance agent Corkey Gourley will host his second annual Veterans Tribute from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at his office in Springfield; members of Springfield Boy Scout Troop 260 will greet veterans and their spouses; veterans will receive a gift, and cupcakes and light refreshments will be served; Oregon state Sen. Lee Beyer and Lane County Commissioner Sid Leiken will be among greeters; invited veterans hoping to attend or wishing more information are asked to RSVP at 541-747-4246 or corkey.gourley.gyzt@statefarm.com 1310 Market St, Springfield, OR
St Helens 10:30 AM Veterans Day Program The Veteran’s Day program is sponsored by VFW Post 1440 and the St. Helens Garden Club members. The annual Veteran’s Day Program on Nov. 11, will be held at McCormick Park beginning at 10:30 a.m. with time for reflection. The actual program will begin at 11:00 a.m. Members of the community are invited to participate, as we honor those who have given so much to defend our freedom. One special part of the program each year is the retirement and disposal of worn, tattered, and aged American flags. If you have a flag that is in poor condition, please take it to the Columbia River Fire and Rescue Main Station at 12th and Columbia Blvd. in St. Helens and deposit it in the barrel inside. The flags will be brought to the ceremony on Nov. 11, where they will be burned, and properly disposed of within 24 hours according to flag etiquette. This year we have arranged to have for representatives of the local Veteran’s Services programs to be present to provide information for those Veteran’s in need of services. If you are a Vet who needs help, please attend to see what is available. McCormick Park, St Helens, OR
Stanfield 11/10/15 8:00 AM Veterans Breakfast and Assembly Stanfield Secondary School National Honor Society hosts free hot breakfast in school’s faculty room. Student assembly at 9:30 am. All local veterans, their families and community members are invited to attend to help celebrate and recognize those who have served our country. 1120 N. Main St, Stanfield, OR Kirsten Wright, 541-449-2225, kirsten.wright@stanfieldsd.org
The Dalles 11:00 AM The Dalles Veterans Day Parade The annual parade starts and ends at the former National Guard Armory site, 713 Weber St. Grand Marshals: Wounded Warriors. The parade travels down Sixth and onto Third in downtown The Dalles before turning onto Second at the East end of town and returning to Webber. A community potluck will be served after the parade at the Oregon Veterans’ Home, 700 Veterans Drive, hosted by the VFW Post 2471 Auxiliary. Utensils and drinks will be provided. People are asked to bring a hot dish, large salad or dessert to share. 713 Weber St, The Dalles, OR Les Cochenour, 541-298-5692
The Dalles 11/10/15 10:00 AM School Assembly and Lunch The Dalles Middle School invites the community to the 10 a.m. assembly to pay tribute to local veterans, who will also be treated to lunch. 1100 E. 12th St, The Dalles, OR
The Dalles 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM Community Veterans Thank-You Breakfast Community Veterans Thank-You breakfast at the Civic Auditorium. A banner will be located in the lobby and citizens are invited to sign the banner thanking the men and women who have served. 323 E. Fourth St, The Dalles, OR
The Dalles 6:00 PM Fireworks Display Western Display Fireworks, Bernert Barge Lines and The Dalles Concrete have donated a 10-minute fireworks display to honor veterans. The show starts at 6 p.m. and coordinated music will be broadcast via Y102. Prior to the show, one-off “salutes” of large fireworks will be set off at 5 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. The Dalles, OR
Tigard 11/6/15 8:15 AM High School Assembly Tigard High School’s student leaders are hosting Social and Breakfast for all veterans. An all-school assembly at 9 a.m. will honor veterans with various presentations and a patriotic musical salute. Please RSVP. 9000 SW Durham Rd, Tigard, OR Lauren Brown, 503-431-5400, l.brown2017@comcast.net
Tigard 12:00 PM Veterans Lunch Veterans and guests are invited to have Hobo Stew at American Legion Post 158. 8635 SW Scoffins St, Tigard, OR Post 158, 503-624-2332, info@americanlegion158.com
Tillamook 7:30 AM Community Celebration Community celebration at the Tillamook Air Museum. A traditional SOS breakfast served at the Air Base Café, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The program begins at 11 a.m. Guest speaker: John Sollman, former U.S. Navy Corpsman, medical service corps officer. Military honors: U.S. Coast Guard. Music: Tillamook Community and High School choirs. Military artifacts display from the U.S., Germany, and Japan. Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook, OR Jim Allenbrand, 503-300-0019
Tualatin 11/9/15 8:00 AM Veterans Recognition Breakfast Veterans Recognition Breakfast at Juanita Pohl Center. www.tualatinoregon.gov/recreation 8513 SW Tualatin Rd, Tualatin, OR Matt, 503-691-3061, msaviello@ci.tualatin.or.us
Waldport 11:00 AM Veterans Recognition Ceremony VFW Post 3156 will conduct a veterans recognition public ceremony to recognize veterans and active duty military members at Veterans Park. Highway 34 and Broadway St, Waldport, OR Bill Grimm, 541-563-4073
Warm Springs 11/14/15 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM Veterans Powwow The public is invited to join a powwow to honor and thank those veterans who have served and sacrificed for our country. Location: Agency Longhouse. Warm Spring, OR Preston Meanus or Andrea Sohappy, 541-777-7238, andrea.sohappy@yahoo.com
West Linn 11/7/15 9:00 AM Veterans Day 5K/10K/Half Marathon Run/Walk The 2nd annual Veterans Day 5K/10K/Half Marathon Run/Walk cross-country race is at the Sandelie Golf Course. The $10 registration goes to support the renovation of the Brig. Gen. James B. Thayer Oregon Military Museum. Register at www.hoodtocoast.com 28333 SW Mountain Rd, West Linn, OR Dan Floyd, 503-683-6161, dan@htcrelay.com
West Linn 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Veterans Day Benefit Casey Peddicord, a family therapist with Center Pointe Therapists in Milwaukie is the guest speaker at a Veterans Day benefit for the Windermere Foundation at the Oregon Golf Club, with proceeds supporting local low-income children and families. As a military spouse and mother of three, Peddicord will discuss how to maneuver successfully through challenges such as moving homes or facing new life experiences. 25700 Pete’s Mountain Road, West Linn, OR Theresa Crough, 503-830-1711, tnc@windermere.com
White City 10:00 AM Veterans Day Celebration The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs invites the community, veterans, active duty military and their families to a celebration in the SORCC Theater. Military Honors: Young Marines. Guest speaker: Roy H. Saigo, president, Southern Oregon University. Activities: Rogue Valley Symphonic Band mini-concert, remembering Oregon’s Fallen Heroes, children’s patriotic activities, VA information booths and a refreshment social. www.southernoregon.va.gov 8495 Crater Lake Hwy, White City, OR Rhonda Haney, 541-830-7585
Wilsonville 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Free Admission On Wednesday, November 11, World of Speed Museum will honor our country’s veterans by offering free admission to all veterans who provide ID or proof of service. 27490 SW 95th Ave, Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville 10:30 AM Veterans Day Ceremony Korean War Veterans, Oregon Trail Chapter, will honor and salute America’s veterans during a public ceremony at the Oregon Korean War Memorial. 29600 Town Center Park, Wilsonville, OR Bob Cassidy, 503-476-9012
Woodburn 10:30 AM Veterans Day Ceremony A public ceremony will be at Belle Passi Cemetery Mausoleum, Belle Passi Rd., conducted by American Legion Post 46. Belle Passi Cemetery Mausoleum, Woodburn, OR Dan Evers, 503-981-1470