6 to 9:30 a.m. – Optimists Pancake Breakfast at West Albany High School Cafeteria, 1130 Queen Ave.
8:30 to 9:15 a.m. – Memorial Service at Timber Linn Park. Guest speaker: Gus Bedwell, Oregon State University, Veteran Services Advisor. Coffee/hot chocolate served beforehand.
9 to 11 a.m. – Eagles Club Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast, 127 Broadalbin St. NW.
11 a.m. – Biggest Veterans Day Parade west of the Mississippi: “Veterans-Always Ready-Always Serving,” presented by Greenberry and Jim Barrett family. Grand Marshall: Joseph “Papa” Novak. An F-15 flyover is expected. Parade Route: Pacific Blvd./Lyons St/2nd Ave./Ferry St. to 5th Ave.
2 p.m. – Awards Ceremony in front of the Linn County Courthouse, 304 4th Ave. SW.
Contact: Patty Louisiana, 541-981-2390 or 541-961-1466, email@example.com
5 p.m. – Dinner with a USO dance to follow at American Legion Post 12, 1132 Exchange St.
8 to 10 a.m. – Breakfast will be served at American Legion Post 12, 1132 Exchange St.
12 p.m. –Lunch, followed at 1 p.m. by a Veterans Day program which includes a guest speaker. Entertainment: “Tapped Out Tappers.” Free to veterans and their families. Donations are welcome.
Contact: Mike Phillips, Commander, Post 12, 503-791-4591
1 to 3 p.m. – A ceremony and a POW/MIA remembrance, hosted by American Legion Post 124, at Bethel Congregational Church, 7th and Watson St. Guest speakers: Rep. Suzanne Bonamici; Mike Morris, Vice Commander, Oregon American Legion. Numerous live musical presentations.
Contact: Marv Doty, 503-644-0350
11 a.m. – Ceremony at Bend Senior High School, 230 NE 6th, will honor veterans and rededicate the school’s World War II plaque. Veteran guest speakers. The school’s band and choir will present patriotic music.
Contact: Jan McKnight, 541-355-3700
9 a.m. – Marine Corps Birthday 5K Run/1 Mile Walk is a charitable event to raise funds to purchase new van for transporting Disabled American Veterans to Portland’s VA Hospital. Sign-up online: http://vetsdayrun.homestead.com
Contact: Eric Chandler, 541-383-8061
5 p.m. to Midnight – Marine Corps Ball at the Elks Lodge, 63120 Boyd Acres Rd., will celebrate 237 years of the Marine’s dedicated service to God, Corps and Country with dancing, music and fun. Reservations are required. Dress is not “black tie.”
Contact: Susie Fagen-Wirges, 541-388-2604, firstname.lastname@example.org
11 a.m. – Veterans Day Parade downtown. Grand Marshall: DAV Chapter 14 in memory of Mike Ward, past-DVA State Commander. Parade route: NW Newport to NW Wall St., NW Franklin, around Drake Park on NW Riverside, concluding at NW Galveston and Harmon St. An Open House after the parade hosted by VFW Post 1643, 1503 NE 4th St.
Contact: Bob Cusick, 541-382-1948 or 541-389-0775
6 p.m. – Free banquet for all veterans hosted by Elks Lodge #1680, 118 N. Broadway Ave. $5 for non-veterans.
Contact: Ron Estep, 541-573-6170
11 a.m. – VFW Post 5714 will honor all veterans at the annual event at City Hall, 250 N. Main St. Enjoy patriotic choir music. Speakers include WWII B-17 pilot, Bill Markham, and Sue Shaffer, Cow Creek Tribal Elder. Refreshments donated and served by Seven Feathers Hotel and Casino Resort.
Contact: Chuck Spindel, 541-839-4645.
9 to 10 a.m. – The annual Oregon Fallen War Heroes Memorial Commemoration Ceremony at Don Jones City Park on Hammrick Rd.
Contact: Marty Terrell, 541-664-0191, email@example.com
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Open House at Camp Withycombe and the Oregon Military Museum. See museum displays, living historians, Tribal dance demonstrations, Oregon National Guard equipment displays including howitzers, a black hawk helicopter, an F-15 flyover, and gun salute at noon. Free lunch provided by Fred Meyer.
Contact: Alisha Hamel, 503-705-5965
8 a.m. to Noon – Breakfast at Bay Area Post 34, 1421 Airport Way, with the Coos Bay Eagles.
6 p.m – Dinner, with a Social Hour at 5 p.m. Guest speaker: Jim Willis, Director, Oregon’s Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs.
Contact: Terry Jones, 541-982-4552, or Paul Trueax, 541-297-3236
3 to 5 p.m. – Female Veterans Panel: Focus on Women Veterans across the Generations at Oregon State University’s Memorial Union Bldg., 112 Memorial Union. Reception to follow.
Contact: Gus L. Bedwell, OSU Veteran Services Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
10 a.m. to Noon – Faith Christian School (Preschool – 8th grade), 2290 E. Ellendale Ave., will honor veterans with a special veterans program. Classes will make presentations to salute veterans. Veterans are encouraged to bring military memorabilia – pictures, uniform, souvenirs – to share with students. All veterans and spouses are invited to stay for a free lunch and visit with students.
Contacts: Michele Stein or Juli Tschiegg, 503-623-6632
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, a guest speaker and refreshments. The District will issue “official” high school diplomas to all qualifying veterans who actively served in the military and did not receive their diploma.
Contact: Melissa Whitley, 541-584-2115, ext. 2.
11 a.m. – Annual 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Bldg., 1626 Willamette St.
Contact: Nick Urhausen, 541-344-5070, email@example.com
11 a.m. – The Univ. 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. Keynote speaker: Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith (UO, 1986). Light refreshments served afterwards.
Contact, David D. Landrum, 541-346-3181, firstname.lastname@example.org
11 a.m. – Ceremony to honor all veterans at the Elks Club, 1686 12th St.
1 p.m. – The 7th annual parade runs through Old Town and disperses near the Veterans Memorial Park. Transportation will be provided by the Rhody Cruisers Car Club for those who are unable to walk the full parade route. Free lunch will be provided to veterans at several local restaurants.
Contact: Megan Gerber, 541-999-8216
12:30 p.m. – American Legion Post 2 and Elks Lodge Post 2440 will host opening ceremonies at 1:15 p.m., at the Elks Lodge, 2810 Pacific Ave. Dinner, 1:30 p.m. is free to veterans, their families, active military. A guest speaker and entertainment will follow.
Contact: Jim Craigg, 503-357-3660, email@example.com
7 – 10 a.m. – Community Pancake Breakfast at the Veterans Hall, 150 W. Powell Blvd. Cost: Adults, $7; Seniors and children 12 and under, $5.
11 a.m. – Annual Veterans Day parade starts at 701 N. Main St. Grand Marshals: Family of the late-Spc. Brandon Tobler. Hosted by Sgt. McDowell’s Military Relief.
Contact: Tina, 503-888-9053, firstname.lastname@example.org.
11 a.m. – Ceremony at the Veterans Gateway, Washington Co. Fair Complex, NE Veterans Drive and NE 34th Ave. Also honoring Washington Co. service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice since 9/11. Guest speaker: Ore. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici. Keynote speaker: Brig. Gen. Eric Bush, Oregon Army National Guard. Unveiling of Memorial Stones, Taps, and rifle salute. Co-sponsored by VFW Post 2666, American Legion Post 6 and Washington Co. DAV.
Contact: Doug Lund, 503-357-0357.
2 p.m. – Community celebration ceremony of all veterans at Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont. Patriotic Music: Mid-Columbia Choir. Oregon National Guard/Scout Troop Color Guard. Guest speakers: Les Logsdon, County Veteran Service Officer, and Tom Mann, Oregon Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs.
Contact: Jeanne Davis, 541-354-1139
10 a.m. – Parade in downtown will begin on Spring St. and conclude at Veterans Memorial Park.
11 a.m. – A ceremony following the parade will include guest speaker, placing wreaths and a POW/MIA remembrance. A flyover has been requested. A free lunch provided by American Legion Post 8, VFW Post 1383 and Marine Corps League at their respective posts.
Contact: Ron Ballard, 541-891-1004
11 a.m. – American Legion Post 43 Veterans Parade along Adams Ave. VFW Post 4060 will lead 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
11 a.m. – Ceremony at La Pine Community Cemetery followed an open house BBQ brisket, hamburgers and hot dogs hosted by American Legion Post 45, 52532 Drafter Rd. Guest speakers to be named.
Contact: Pat Cotton, 541-536-1402
7 to 10 p.m. – Annual Veteran of the Year Banquet at American Legion Santiam Post 51. Tickets: $22.50 per person. Social hour begins at 6 p.m.
Contact: Patty Louisiana, 541-981-2390 or 541-961-1466
7 to 11 a.m., and Nov. 11 – 8 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
3 p.m. – Second Winds Community Band presents its annual free Veterans’ Day Concert at the Community Center, 600 NE Evans St. Special guest: former TV news anchor Mike Donahue, who will narrate “The Ashoken Farewell” from the PBS Series, “The Civil War.” A multi-media presentation of photos of Yamhill County veterans will be included.
Contact: John Hutt, 503-472-9785
11 a.m. – Annual Veterans Day parade, rain or shine, runs on Main St. from Hawthorne to Oakdale.
Contact: Brett Johnson, 541-499-5587
12 p.m. – Join Mill City-Gates American Legion Post 159 and Auxiliary in honoring veterans at Fairview Cememtery, located on Kingwood Ave., between Mill City and Gates. Free refereshments provided.
1 to 5 p.m. – Open House at American Legion Post 180, 2146 SE Monroe St. Hot dogs and chili will be served. Live patriotic music provided by Portland American Legion Post 180 musicians at 3 p.m. All veterans and their families are welcome. Donations accepted.
Contact: Gary Wolfe, 503-659-1300
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Breakfast is 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 is free to veterans and families. Social hour: 5 p.m. Cost: $6. Location: 568 S. 2nd St.
Contact: Terry Jones, 541-982-4552
1 p.m. (MST) – The 11th Annual American Legion Post 67 Parade will form on Alameda and SW 4th Ave., and conclude at the train depot.
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
9 a.m. – VFW Post 922 will conduct a ceremony at Pioneer Chapel, on SE Byers.
11 a.m. – VFW Post 922 will conduct a ceremony at Olney Cemetery, 865 Tutawila Rd.
Contact: Ray Bickere, 541-377-3707
10 a.m. – Public grand opening ceremony for the travelling Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall, 4101 SW Skyline Blvd., with rendering of military honors, the 234th Army Band. Guest speaker: Oregon’s Adjutant General and Vietnam combat veteran, Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees. The Wall honors more than 58,000 US service members killed during the Vietnam War.
Contact: Kimberly Morley, 503-292-6611
7 p.m. – MIA/POW Ceremony, 4101 SW Skyline Blvd. Guest speaker: Dr. Anthony J. Melaragno, (Capt., USN, Ret.).
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: Brig. Gen. Steve Gregg, commander, Oregon Air National Guard.
Contact: Cadet Clarissa Weber, 503-569-2608, email@example.com
9 a.m. – The Oregon Zoo will offer free admission to veterans, active military personnel and their families. Located west of downtown Portland, off Highway 26.
Contact: www.oregonzoo.org or, 503-226-1561
9:45 a.m. – The 38th Annual Ross Hollywood Chapel Veterans Day Parade starts at NE 40th and Tillamook and ends at NE 48th and Sandy Blvd. Grand Marshals: The family of fallen Marine Cpl. Keaton G. Coffey, who was KIA in May. Flyover requested at 11 a.m. Afterwards, attend a free WWII style USO show at the Hollywood Theater on NE Sandy Blvd.
Contact: Angela McKenzie Tucker, 503-281-1800
2 p.m. – Closing ceremonies for the final Oregon visit of the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall, 4101 SW Skyline Blvd. Military music and US Coast Guard flyover. Guest speakers: Silver Star recipient, Al Herrera; ODVA Deputy Director, Val Conley.
Contact: Kimberly Morley, 503-292-6611
11 a.m. – Veterans Day Parade beginning on Elm Street and 4th.
Contact: John Ferguson, 541-447-2329
11 a.m. – Veterans Day Parade downtown. Afterwards a free Chili Feed is at the Redmond VFW Post, 1836 SE Veterans Way, for all veterans and families.
Contact: Dennis Guthrie, 541-280-5161
11 a.m. – Douglas County Veterans Day Parade, downtown. More than 100 entries. Grand Marshals: WW II and OIF/OEF veterans. Theme: ”Honoring those who have so nobly served.” Catered refreshments following the parade at the County Courthouse Annex during an awards ceremony.
Contact: Michael Hendricks, 541-673-8455
11:30 a.m. – The 50+ Center hosts a lunch and Veterans Day program.
1:30 p.m. – Free musical entertainment for veterans. Location: The corner of Portland and Silverton Roads NE. RSVP by Nov. 8.
Contact: 50+ Center, 503-588-6303
3 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. Military honors will be rendered. Guest speaker: ODVA Director Jim Willis.
Contact: Robin Steckley, 503-373-2390
Nov. 10, 7 p.m. and
Nov. 11, 3 p.m. – The Willamette Master Chorus will present its 8th annual Veterans Concert in Hudson Hall at Willamette University. Music: Requiem, also French provincial music from Normandy and Brittany. Patriotic music celebrates veterans and their families. Guest speaker: WWII combat veteran, Bill Wingett. Tickets: Adults, $20; Seniors, $15; Veterans, $12; Students, $5.
Contact: Wilmar Kohne, 503-585-6778
7 a.m. – American Legion Capital Post 9 will host its annual free Veterans Day breakfast at Salem Eagles Lodge, 2771 Pence Loop SE.
Contact: Post 9, 503-364-0261
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Elks Lodge #336 invites all veterans, current military and their families to enjoy a free baked spaghetti lunch, at 2336 Turner Rd. SE. Suggested donation for non-veterans: $5.
Contact: Elks Lodge #336, 503-364-6839
9 to 11 a.m. – Annual Breakfast at Schroeder’s Guest House Restaurant, 4850 Portland Rd. NE. Guest speaker: Jim Willis, director, Oregon Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs. Hosted by MOAA, Willamette Chapter.
Contact: Bill Meyers, 503-370-9013
11 a.m. – Opening ceremonies for Veteran’s Appreciation Day at the Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Dr. NE. Free access (with ID or DD-214) to the center with a free lunch for veterans and their immediate families. Wheelchair basketball exhibition. Veteran’s Resource Fair until 3 p.m.
11 a.m. – Ceremonial tribute with patriotic music hosted by VFW Post 4273 and Auxiliary at the 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
10:30 a.m. – Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial, Heritage Park. Guest speaker: Bert Key, VFW National Committee Member. Firing Detail: Oregon Army National Guard. Taps will be played. A flyover has been requested.
Contact: Ron Urban, 503-543-7482
4:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Dinner; tribute to all veterans. Entertainment by Joe Stoddard. Silent auction procedes to Oregon Veterans’ Home. Silverton Elks Lodge #2210, 300 High St. Cost: $15, WWII Veterans are free.
Contact: Terry Lowells, 5o3-931-3201
10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. – Sisters High School invites all veterans and their families to participate in their Veterans Assembly honoring all those who have served their country. The program is being held in the auditorium with guest speaker and music presentation. A coffee reception with the High School’s Leadership class will follow the morning assembly.
Contact: Michele Hammer, 541-549-4045, ext. 1024
1:30 p.m. – The 14th Annual Lane County Veterans Day Parade begins at 21st and Olympic St.
Contact: Nick Urhausen, 541-344-5070, firstname.lastname@example.org
11 a.m. – Annual parade starts and ends at the National Guard Armory, 714 Weber St. The VFW Auxiliary will host a potluck after the parade at the Armory. Get parade entry forms at the Chamber of Commerce, 402 W. 2nd.
Contacts: Les or Jody Cochenour, 541-298-5692
8 to 11 a.m. – SOS Breakfast served at the Tillamook Air Museum, 6030 Hangar Road., off South Hwy. 101.
9:30 to 11 a.m. – Tillamook’s Air Museum ceremony will honor America’s veterans. Guest speakers: US Navy Korean War veterans, Donald Adams and John Sollman. Tillamook High School band and Community Chorus with present music from “Americana.”
Contact: Christian Gurling, 503-842-1130
8 to 11 a.m. – Fairview/Troutdale Eagles #4515 will host a pancake breakfast at the Wood Village Baptist Church, 23601 W. Arata Road. Veterans eat free. Requested donation for non-veterans: $5. Guest speakers: Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer and County Commissioner Diane McKeal.
Contact: Diane Eberhardt, 503-413-5306
4:30 to 6 p.m. – Free Spaghetti Dinner hosted by Troutdale Lions Club at Sam Cox Building, Glenn Otto Park, 1106 E Historic Columbia River Hwy. Suggested donation of 2 non-perishable or canned food items per person.
Contact: Cindy Brown, 971-322-4583
10 a.m. to Noon. – Saluting America’s veterans and active duty military, honoring America’s fallen heroes at the VA SORCC, 8495 Crater Lake Hwy. OEF/OIF/OND memorial and flag folding ceremony, Rogue Valley Symphonic Band mini-concert, special veterans recognition, children’s patriotic activity, VA information booths, and refreshments.
Contact: Rhonda Haney, 541-830-7585, www.southernoregon.va.gov