2013 Oregon Veterans Day Events


SALEM – In 1918, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns fell silent in Europe.  The armistice was signed signaling the end of “the war to end all wars.”   One year later, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed that day as Armistice Day.

The tradition of observing the day on November 11 continued, and since 1954, that date has been set aside as Veterans Day.  Today, veterans and organizations statewide celebrate this holiday with various events.

Below is a list scheduled events held on or before Veterans Day as compiled by the ODVA.


Nov. 10 – 7 to 10 p.m. – Annual Veteran of the Year Banquet at American Legion Post 10, 1215 Pacific Blvd. Social hour at 6 p.m. Keynote speaker: Maj. Anthony W. Oliver, (Ret.), U.S. Army Ranger. Tickets: $22.50 each.

Nov. 11 – 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. – Optimists all you can eat Pancake Breakfast at West Albany High School Cafeteria. Cost: Adults $7; Military/Veterans in uniform and children under 12; $4.
8:30 to 9:15 a.m. – Memorial Service at Timber Linn Park includes: Guest speakers, laying of Gold Star and POW/MIA wreaths, “Oregon’s Own” 234th Army Band, Howitzer salute, Echo Taps.
9 to 11 a.m. – Biscuits, Gravy, Sausage, Coffee Breakfast, at Eagles Aerie #2255, 127 Broadalbin St. NW. Cost: $4.
11 a.m. – The biggest Veterans Day Parade west of the Mississippi goes through downtown. Theme: “Veterans – Defending Our Freedom.” Grand Marshal: Jim Willis, retired ODVA director.
2 p.m. – Awards Ceremony begins 20 minutes after the parade ends, Linn County Courthouse, 300 4th Ave. SW.
Contact: Patty Louisiana, 541-981-2390 or 541-961-1466,,

Nov. 9 – 5 p.m. – Free dinner for all veterans and their families at American Legion Post 12, 1132 Exchange St. Live music to follow.

Nov. 11 – 8 to 10 a.m. – Breakfast served at American Legion Post 12, 1132 Exchange St.
12 p.m. Lunch is free for veterans and their families, followed at 1 p.m. by a Veterans Day program that includes a guest speaker. Donations are welcome.
Contact: Mike Phillips, American Legion Post 12, 503-791-4591

Nov. 11 – 11 a.m.   A ceremony, hosted by American Legion Post 124, with POW/MIA Remembrance ceremony at Bethel Congregational Church, 7th and Watson St. Guest speaker:  Larry Hill, State American Legion Vice Commander.  Music: Soloist, Soprano Anna Kazakova and Southridge High School Choir. Flags will be displayed around Veterans Memorial Park.
Contact: Marv Doty, Commander, American Legion Post 124, 503-644-0350,

Nov. 8 – 11 a.m. – A ceremony at Bend Senior High School, 230 NE 6th, will honor all veterans in attendance. Korean War veterans will get special recognition. Hear veteran guest speakers. The school’s band and choir will present patriotic music.
Contact: Jan McKnight, 541-355-3803 

Nov. 10 – 9 a.m. – Annual Marine Corps Birthday 5K Run/1 Mile Walk is a charitable event to raise funds to purchase a new van to transport Disabled American Veterans to Portland’s VA Hospital. Sign-up online:
Contact: Eric Chandler, 541-383-8061
5 p.m. to Midnight – Marine Corps Ball at the Elks Lodge, 63120 Boyd Acres Rd. Marines and guests will celebrate 238 years of dedicated service to God, Corps and Country, with dancing, music and fun. Reservations are required. Dress: Central Oregon casual (a pressed polo shirt to a tux).
Contact: Susie Fagen-Wirges, 541-388-2604,

Nov. 11 – 11 a.m. – Parade, downtown, NW Newport to Wall St., around Drake Park and conclude at NW Galveston and Harmon St.  Grand Marshal: Col. (ret.) Bill Lauderback, U.S. Army, WWII veteran. See 200 flags in the Parade of Flags. After the parade an Open House is at VFW Post 1643, 1503 NE 4th St.
Contact: Rabbine Harpell, 541-480-4516,

Nov. 9 – 4 to 6 p.m. – A Waffle Supper will be hosted by American Legion Post 184, 339 N. Main St.
Contact: Post 184, 541-466-5000

Nov. 11- 6 p.m. – Free banquet for all veterans co-hosted by American Legion Post 63 and Elks Lodge #1680, 118 N. Broadway Ave. Cost: $5 for non-veterans. Guest speaker: Dave Woods, director, Boise VA Hospital.
Contact: Ron Estep, 541-589-1552 or 541-573-6170

Nov. 11 – 11 a.m. – Tri-City VFW Post 9744 will honor all veterans during an annual event at City Hall, 250 N. Main St.  Hear patriotic choir music. Guest speakers: Susan Morgan, Douglas Co. Commissioner; Mike Rondeau and Sue Shaffer, Cow Creek Tribe. Refreshments will be served.
Contact: Bud Saber 541-839-2059 

Central Point
Nov. 11 – 9 to 10 a.m. – The annual Oregon Fallen War Heroes Memorial Commemoration Ceremony at Don Jones City Park on Hammrick Rd.
Contact: Jennifer Boardman, 541-423-1042 

Nov. 7 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Veteran’s Day Open House at Camp Withycombe, 15300 SE Minuteman Way, showcasing the Oregon Military Museum and the Oregon National Guard’s role in state history.  Visit museum displays, living historians in the crowd, meet soldiers, see their equipment, and view tribal dance demonstrations. Free admission and lunch is provided.
Contact: Alisha Hamel, 503-705-5965,  

Coos Bay
Nov. 11 – 7 a.m. to Noon – Breakfast is served at Bay Area Post 34, 1421 Airport Way. Cost: $7.
6 p.m. – Eagles Aerie 538 hosts the 33rd annual free dinner to all veterans and families, 568 S. 2nd.  Social Hour at 5 p.m.
Contact: Paul Trueax, 541-297-3236   

Nov. 11 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – American Legion Post 108 and the Kiwanis Club will host a program at the Corbett School. Refreshments will be served.
Contact: Jeff Grover, 503-695-2651

Nov. 8 – 10 a.m. – A ceremony hosted by OSU Air Force ROTC Detachment 685 will include a mock funeral ceremony, a 21-gun salute and a POW/MIA remembrance ceremony. Guest speaker: Col. John S.R. Anttonen, director, US Air Force Operationally Responsive Space Office.
Contact: Armando Kraynick, 503-383-4165,

Nov. 8 – 9:30 a.m. – Faith Christian School, 2290 E. Ellendale Ave., will honor veterans with a morning program. Students will make presentations to salute veterans. Veterans are encouraged to bring military memorabilia – pictures, uniform, and souvenirs – to share with students. All veterans and spouses are invited to stay for a free lunch and visit with students. Call to register.
Contact: Juli Tschiegg, 503-623-6632,
Nov. 9 – 8 to 10 a.m. – A free breakfast will be served to veterans at Valley Life Center, 1795 SE Miller Ave., by American Legion Post 20 and Auxiliary. Cost: Adult $5, Children $2.
Contact: Dirk Levy, 209-985-7568

Nov. 7 – 10 a.m. – Elkton School District will host their annual Veteran’s Day celebration in the high school gym.  Enjoy student songs, poetry, original writings, and refreshments. Guest speaker: Bob Welch, Eugene Register-Guard columnist. The District will issue “official” high school diplomas to qualified veterans who served and did not receive one.
Contact: Patty Wilgus, 541-584-2115

Nov. 11 – 7 to 11 a.m. – A breakfast hosted by American Legion Post 74 is served at the Odd Fellows Hall, 267 SW 2nd Ave. Cost: $5.
Contact: Terry Brown, 503-867-6123 

Nov. 11 – 11 a.m. – Annual “11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month” ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Bldg., 1626 Willamette St. Guest speakers: Lt. Bryan Boender, Afghanistan veteran; Bob Welch, Eugene Register-Guard columnist.
Contact: Nick Urhausen, 541-344-5070,
11 a.m. – University of Oregon will host a public celebration in the Ford Alumni Center Ball
Room, 1720 E. 13th Ave. Performance by the Tuba Ensemble, recognition of Tillman Scholars. Light refreshments served afterwards.
Contact:  Gretchen Jewett, 541-346-1123,

Nov. 11 – 11 a.m. – Service honoring all veterans at the Florence Elks Club, 1686 12th St.
1 p.m. – The 8th annual parade runs through Old Town. Grand Marshals: Women Veterans. All patriotic groups and individuals are welcome to participate and support our service men and women. Free lunch will be provided for veterans at several local restaurants.
Contacts: Megan Gerber, 541-991-9457 or Sgt. Tim Sapp, 541-999-8230,

Forest Grove
Nov. 10 – 12:30 p.m. – American Legion Post 2 and Elks Lodge Post 2440 will host ceremonies at the Elks Lodge, 2810 Pacific Ave. Guest speaker: WWII veteran and Medal of Honor candidate, Lt. Col (ret.) Leonard DeWitt. Free lunch for veterans, their families, active military, National Guard and Reservists. Entertainment will follow.
Contact: Jim Craigg, 503-357-3660,

Grants Pass
Nov. 9 – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. – American Legion Post 28 will host a free dinner for veterans at 206 NW “F” St. Non-veterans cost: $5.
Contact: Jim Van Allen, 775-813-8025

Nov. 11 – 1 p.m. – Memorial service hosted by VFW Post 180 at Powell Blvd. and Roberts St.
Contact: Val Shaull, 503-805-8991,

Nov. 4 – 9:30 a.m. – The public is invited to an assembly at Heppner High School Gym. Special guest:  Medal of Honor recipient, Vietnam veteran Drew Dix.
Nov. 7 – 10:30 a.m. – The public is invited to a Veterans Day program at Heppner High School Gym.  A free lunch will be served to all veterans and their families afterward.  Veteran attendees must RSVP by Nov. 6.
Contact: Linda, 541-922-6420

Nov. 9 – 6 to 8:30 p.m. – Celebrating our military “USO Here We Go!”  Inland Northwest musicians and the ARC have revived the 1940s USO era, 215 W. Orchard.  Join local military and friends for an evening of stories, music, dancing, camaraderie, refreshments, and a WWII memorabilia display. Guest speaker: Maj. Gen. (ret.) Raymond F. Rees.
Contact: Louis or Betty Carlson, 541-676-5302,

Nov. 11 – 8 a.m. – A free breakfast for veterans and their families is served at the Hermiston Conference Center, presented by the Chamber of Commerce. RSVP by Nov. 8th.
Contact: Chamber of Commerce, 541-567-6151

Nov 11 – 11 a.m. – A ceremony at the Veteran’s Gateway, Washington County Fairgrounds will pay special recognition to the 60-year anniversary of the Korean War Armistice.  Guest speakers: Andy Duyck, Washington Co. Board Chair; local Korean War veterans.  Color Guard: VFW and American Legion.  Light refreshments will be provided afterward.
Contact: Washington County DAVS, 503-846-3060

Hood River
Nov. 11 – 11 a.m. – Community celebration ceremony for all veterans is at Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont. Patriotic music will be provided. Color Guard: Oregon National Guard and Boy Scout Troop 378. Guest speakers: Arthur Babitz and Carl Casey.
Contact: Jack Trumbull, 541-386-1000 

Nov. 12 – 5 to 7 p.m. – The Elks Lodge, 289 Main St., is hosting a free BBQ beef brisket dinner for all veterans and their families. Donations will be accepted.  Oregon’s WWII Memorial obelisk is on display, 4 to 7 p.m.  Guest speakers: The WWII Memorial Foundation; Director, VA Hospital; and ODVA.
Contact: Tom Sagers, 503-931-9220

Junction City
Nov. 10 – 4 p.m. – American Legion Post 61, VFW Post 10639 and Moose Lodge 2238 will serve a Veterans Day dinner at the lodge, 427 Front St.  The public is invited.  Donations are suggested. A WWII Honor Flight slide show will be shown.
Contact: Margaret Kimbro, 541-998-6192

Klamath Falls
Nov. 11 – 10 a.m. – Parade in downtown will begin on Spring St. and conclude at Veterans Memorial Park.
11 a.m. – The ceremony following the parade includes a guest speaker, placing of wreaths and a POW/MIA remembrance.
12 p.m. – A free beef stew lunch will be provided at VFW Post 1383, 515 Klamath Ave. Free spaghetti feed at the Marine Corps League’s Leatherneck Club, 1019 Main St.
Contact: VFW Post 1383, 541-882-0057
Nov. 12 – 9 to 11 a.m. – All veterans are invited on OIT’s campus to enjoy a free breakfast, hosted by OIT President Maples in the Mt. Bailey/Thielsen Room, 2nd floor, College Union.  Please RSVP by Nov. 7.
Contact: Adria Paschal,, or 541-885-1100

La Grande 
Nov. 11 – 11 a.m. – American Legion Post 43 Veterans Parade is on Adams Ave. VFW Post 4060 Color Guard leads the parade. A spaghetti feed will be held afterwards at the Post 43 Legion Hall, 301 Fir St. Cost: Free to Legion members; $3.50 for non-members.
Contact: John Marsh, 541-910-0123 

La Pine
Nov. 11 – 11 a.m. – Ceremony at the Community Cemetery followed by an open house and BBQ hosted by American Legion Post 45, 52532 Drafter Road. The Post’s Honor Wall will be dedicated. Guest speaker: Mayor Ken Mullinix.
Contact: Pat Cotton, 541-536-1402

Nov. 7 – 1:30 p.m. –
The Senior Center, 80 Tangent St., is hosting a veteran reception for all veterans.  Colors presentation: Post 51 Honor Guard. Guest speaker: Cameron Smith, ODVA Director. Refreshments to be served.
Contact: S. Austin, 541-258-4224

Nov. 10 – 8 to 11 a.m., Nov. 11 – 7 to 11 a.m. – American Legion Post 51, at 480 S. Main St., is serving breakfast both days. Cost: $5.
Contact: Doris Fuller, 541-401-1705

Nov. 11 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Free meals for veterans at Black Bear Diner, 237 SW 4th St.  A female veteran service officer will discuss Women Veterans’ issues after the parade.  
Contacts: Doris McLean, 541-777-7741 or Mike Williams, 541-912-1962
5:30 to 8 p.m. – All veterans are welcome to a free dinner at the Elks Lodge, 262 SW 2nd St. Donations being accepted for families and friends for their meal and to support veterans.
Contact: Kay Paris, 541-475-6046
2 p.m. – Parade sponsored by American Legion Post 125 begins at Madras High School. featuring local schools, JROTC, emergency responders and businesses. A Civil Air Patrol flyover is at 1:45 p.m.
Contacts: Doris McLean, 541-777-7741 or Mike Williams, 541-912-1962

Nov. 9 – 5 to 7 p.m. – American Legion Post 21, hosting a dinner at 126 NE Atlantic St. Cost: Free to veterans; all others, $6.
Contact: Terry Ward, 971-241-5454 

Nov. 10 – 3 p.m. – Second Winds Community Band, Linfield College’s Band present the annual free Veterans Day Concert at the Community Center, 600 NE Evans St., with Civil War-era music. Guest speaker: Mike Donahue; US Army veteran, former TV reporter. Also, a multi-media photo presentation of Yamhill County veterans, Civil War Reenactors Color Guard, and a Civil War fashion show.
Contact: Mark Williams, 503-679-9328 

Nov. 12 – 11 a.m. – Veterans Appreciation Day at the Chemeketa Community College campus, Bldg. 1, 288 NE Norton Lane. Guest speaker: Stan de Stwolinski, Korean War veteran. Color Guard: American Legion Post 21.
Contact: Lupe Reyna, 503-589-7702

Nov. 11 – 11 a.m. – The annual parade will proceed on Main St., from Hawthorne to Oakdale.
3 p.m. – American Legion Post 15 serving free hot dogs to veterans, 100 E. Jackson St.
Contact: Brett Johnson, 541-499-5587  

Nov. 11 – 11 a.m. – The VFW, Community Park Board, Hall and Hall Funeral Home, and Veteran’s Walk of Honor Board will co-host a celebration ceremony with a Color Guard, patriotic music, a guest speaker, and a flag retirement done by the Boy Scouts.  During the ceremony, there will be a special dedication for Dick and Nancy Smith.
Contact: Jim Yadon,

Nov. 11 – 1 to 5 p.m. – Veterans and their families are invited to an Open House at American Legion Post 180, 2146 SE Monroe St. Hot dogs and chili will be served. Live patriotic music at 3 p.m. provided by Post 180’s musicians.  Donations accepted.
Contact: Chuck Leverton 503-380-8521

Nov. 10-11 – Flag folding ceremonies will be held at local assisted living facilities both days by Lester C. Rees American Legion Post 57.
Contact: Faith Gerstel, 503-538-9151

North Bend
Nov. 11 – 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Breakfast will be served by American Legion Post 34 and the Coos Bay Eagles at the Post, 1421 Airport Way.
6 p.m. – Free dinner for veterans and families with a social hour, 5 p.m. Cost: $6. Location: 568 S. 2nd St.
Contact: Terry Jones, 541-982-4552

Nov. 9 – 1 p.m. (MST) – The 12th Annual American Legion Post 67 Parade will form on Alameda and SW 4th Ave., and conclude at the train depot.
Nov. 11 – 11 a.m. (MST) – Post 67 will host a memorial ceremony at Evergreen Cemetery at the American Legion Memorial, 1155 S. Park Blvd.
Contact: Mike Jones, 541-889-5655

Oregon City
Nov. 11 – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. – VFW Three Rivers Post 1324, 104 Tumwater, will have Post tours and displays of military memorabilia from WWII through the present. Coffee and refreshments will be served.
Contact: D.J. Ruger, 503-655-6969

Nov. 11 – 11 a.m. – VFW Post 922 will conduct a ceremony at Pioneer Chapel, on SE Byers. Guest speaker: TBA.
Contact: Clifford Smith, 541-566-2438

Nov. 9 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Nov. 10 – 12 to 5 p.m. – All veterans, active duty military, retirees and their families will be admitted free to the Oregon History Museum at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave.  A valid military ID, a Veterans Identification Card, a Common Access Card (CAC), DD Forms 1173 or 1173-1 are required for admission.
Contact: The Museum, 503-222-1741,  

Nov. 9 – 9 to 11 a.m. – City Bible Church, 9200 NE Fremont, will host a free Veterans Day breakfast for all veterans, First Responders, their family and friends, or anyone who wants to attend and honor our heroes.
Contacts: Chaplain Terry & Nancy Schrick, 503-705-3557

Nov. 11 – 9:45 a.m. – The 39th Annual Ross Hollywood Chapel Veterans Day Parade runs from NE 40th and Tillamook, ending at NE 48th and Sandy Blvd. with a ceremony at 10:30 a.m.  Grand Marshals: USO Northwest Staff.  All proceeds from the 1st annual Hollywood Veterans Mile run will benefit USO Northwest.  After the parade the public is invited to a free WWII style USO show at the Hollywood Theater on NE Sandy Blvd.
Contact: Angela McKenzie-Tucker, 503-729-2143,,
1 p.m. – University of Portland Reserve Officer Training Corps will host a ceremony at the Praying Hands Memorial on campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. Guest speaker: TBA.
Contact: 503-943-8064

Nov. 11 – 11 a.m. – 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.
Contact: Bob Ervin, 541-447-5451

Nov. 11 – 8 to 11 a.m. – Annual Veterans Day breakfast at American Legion Post 44, 704 SW 8th. Donations requested.
Contact: Lara Chan, 541-526-1626
Nov. 11 – 11 a.m. – Veterans Day parade downtown. Free Chili feed for all veterans and families at the VFW Post, 1836 SE Veterans Way.
Contact: VFW Post, 541-548-4108
3:30 p.m. – Hospice of Redmond will dedicate a Veterans Memorial Wall and Garden, 732 SW 23rd St. Guest speaker: Medal of Honor recipient, Bob Maxwell. Veteran’s names are being accepted to be included on the Wall.
Contact: Christine Lewis, 541-548-7483,

Nov. 11 – 7 to 10 a.m. – Free breakfast for veterans will be served at Roseburg Post 16, 406 SE Oak. Donations accepted.
11 a.m. – Douglas County Veterans Day Parade begins at the County Library, 1409 Diamond Lake Blvd., and goes into the city center.  Grand Marshals: Native American Veterans. Cow Creek Tribal honor guards will lead the parade.  Free catered food to be served at the awards ceremony.
Contact: Michael Hendricks, 541-673-8455,
3:30 p.m. – VFW Post 2468 to dedicate a Veterans Remembrance Wall, 1127 NE Walnut.
Contact: Mike Eakin, Post 44, 541-733-5791

Nov. 7 – 11 a.m. – Veterans Appreciation Day at Chemeketa Community College, Bldg. 2, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE. Guest speaker: Tom Mann, US Army veteran. Color Guard: North Salem High School JROTC.
Contact: Lupe Reyna, 503-589-7702

Nov. 8 – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – The 50+ Center, at the corner of Portland and Silverton Roads NE, hosts a free lunch for veterans with patriotic music. RSVP by Nov. 6.
Contact: Marilyn, 503-588-6303

Nov. 9 – 7 p.m. and Nov. 10 – 3 p.m. – The Willamette Master Chorus is presenting its 9th annual Veterans Concerts. “A Just and Lasting Peace” honors the U. S. Civil War’s music heritage. Male Ensemble Northwest will perform compositions written during the 1860’s. Concerts at Hudson Hall at Willamette University.  Tickets: Adults $20, Seniors $15, Veterans $12, Students $5.
Contact: Wilmar Kohne, 503-585-6778,

Nov. 11 – 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Capitol American Legion Post 9 will serve a free breakfast at the Salem Eagles, 2771 Pence Loop SE. A brief Veterans Day program is at 10 a.m.
Contact: Salem Eagles, 503-399-9608
9 a.m. – Annual Veterans Day buffet breakfast is served at 50+ Center, at the corner of Portland and Silverton Roads NE. All warrant or commissioned officers (active or retired) and spouses are welcome. Cost: $10. Guest speaker: Cameron Smith, ODVA Director. Hosted by MOAA, Willamette Chapter. RSVP by Nov. 7.
Contact: Bill Meyers, 503-370-9013
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Veteran’s Appreciation Day ceremony at the Salvation Army’s Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 1977 Front St. N.E. Guest speaker: Wayne Crowder. At 12 p.m., a free lunch is served to veterans and their immediate family members. Veteran’s ID requested. A Veteran’s Resource Fair is open until 3 p.m.
Contact: Melissa Baurer, 503-798-4876,
12 p.m. – The annual free luncheon for all veterans will be served at the Elks Lodge 336, located at 2336 Turner Road N.E. A brief program begins at 10 a.m.
Contact: Elks Lodge 336, 503-364-6839
2 p.m. – Ceremony at the Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial on the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs grounds, 700 Summer St. NE.  Names of three Oregonians recently killed while serving in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom will be unveiled. Names of the fallen will be read aloud.  Military honors: Oregon National Guard.
Contact: ODVA, 503-373-2389
2 p.m. – Gibson Creek, Southern Hills, Orchard Heights and Bonaventure of Salem Retirement Communities are hosting a ceremony at Bonaventure, 3411 Boone Road, S.E. Guest speaker: TBA. Dallas American Legion Post 20 will post colors.
Contact: Chantelle Hernandez, 503-480-0004

Nov. 11 – 11 a.m. – Ceremonial tribute with patriotic music hosted by VFW Post 4273 and Auxiliary at the Sandy Town Square on Pioneer Blvd. Guest speakers, Color Guard, and Taps will be played.
12 p.m.
– Community potluck at VFW Post 4273, 38452 Proctor Blvd.
Contact: Terry Boyer, 503-319-8854

Nov. 11 – 11 a.m. – Sherwood High School, 16956 SW Meinecke Rd., is hosting a ceremony to honor all veterans. Enjoy patriotic music and hear inspirational speakers including Mayor Bill Middleton.
Contact: Kristen, 503-625-4210,

Nov. 7 – 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. – Sisters High School invites all veterans and their families to participate in a Veterans Assembly honoring all those who have served their country. Guest speakers, patriotic music performed by the school’s orchestra and choir. A coffee reception with the Leadership Class will follow the morning assembly.
Contact: Michele Hammer, 541-549-4045, ext. 1024

Nov. 10 – 1:30 p.m. – The 13th annual Lane County Veterans Day Parade begins at 21st and Olympic St.
Contact: Nick Urhausen, 541-344-5070,,

The Dalles
Nov. 11 – 11 a.m. – Annual parade starts and ends at the National Guard Armory, 713 Weber St. A community luncheon will be hosted by the VFW Auxiliary at the Armory after the parade. Get parade entry forms at the Chamber of Commerce, 402 W. 2nd.
Contact: Chamber of Commerce, 541-296-2231

Nov. 11 – 12 p.m. – Veterans and guest are invited to enjoy Hobo Stew at American Legion Post 158, 8635 SW Scoffins St. Donations will be accepted.
Contact: Post 158, 503-624-2332,

Nov. 11 – 7 to 11 a.m. – A traditional SOS Breakfast will be served at the Tillamook Air Museum, 6030 Hangar Road, near S. Hwy. 101.
9:30 a.m. – A ceremony at the museum will include Tillamook High School’s band, Community Chorus, Clan MacLeay to present music. Guest speaker: Col. (ret.) Bert Key, USMC, plus a WWII aircraft flyover.
Contact: Christian Gurling, 503-842-1130,

Nov. 11 – 12 p.m. – Luncheon co-hosted by American Legion Posts 73 and 135 and Auxiliary at Canyon Rim Manor in Maupin. Ceremonies begin at 1 p.m. Guest speaker: Ed Horne.
Contact: Ed Horne, 541-544-2095

White City
Nov. 11 – 10 a.m. – Saluting all veterans, active duty military and honoring America’s fallen heroes at the VA SORCC, 8495 Crater Lake Hwy. Guest speaker: Sgt. Mark Dalton. Posting the Colors; Young Marines. Mini-concert: Rogue Valley Symphonic Band. Special veteran’s recognition, children’s patriotic activity and refreshments.
Contact: Rhonda Haney, 541-830-7585,

Nov. 11 – 10:30 a.m. – Salute to the U.S. Flag and America’s veterans during a ceremony at the Oregon Korean War Memorial, 29600 Town Center Park.  Korean Consul General, Young Wan Song will present Ambassador for Peace certificates and medals to previously-approved U.S. Korean War veterans.
Contact: Chuck Lusardi, 503-628-1847, 

Nov. 11 – 10:30 a.m. – Ceremony at Belle Passi Cemetery Mausoleum, Belle Passi Rd., hosted by American Legion, Post 46.
Contact: Dan Evers, 503-981-1470

Wood Village
Nov. 9 – 8 to 11 a.m. – Free pancake breakfast for veterans at the Wood Village Baptist Church, 23601 W. Arata Road, hosted by Eagles Aerie #4515. Suggested donation: $5 for non-veterans. Handmade quilt with names of Oregon’s Fallen from OIF-OEF on display. Guest speakers: Congressman Earl Blumenauer; Multnomah Co. Commissioner Diane McKeel; FOE Grand Tribunal Justice and DAV, Rick Franklin.
Contact: Carl Wilson, 503-961-3167,