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Beaverton sets Vets Day event

All are welcome to attend Veterans Day ceremony

Beaverton Post No. 124 American Legion Department of Oregon invites veterans and members of the public to a Veterans Day event at 11 a.m. Friday at Bethel Congregational United Church, 5150 S.W. Watson Ave.

Greetings will be presented by Pastor David Randall-Bodman, followed by a welcome from Post No. 124 Commander Steve Gerber.

The call to the colors will be presented by Post No. 124 Bugler Scott Woods, and the colors will be posted by the city of Beaverton Police Honor Guard.

The National Anthem will be performed by Avance’ from Southridge High School, with Angela Baldino directing, while the Pledge of Allegiance will be performed by Tom Harris, 2nd Vice Commander of the American Legion Department of Oregon.

The invocation will be presented by Post No.124 Guest Chaplain Wally Johnston, and a proclamation will be read by Marc San Soucie, Beaverton City Council president, followed by a performance of “On Justice, Truth and Peace” by Avance’.

Post No. 124 speaker is the 2nd Vice Commander, Lacey Beaty.

The POW/MIA “Empty Chair” ceremony with Post No.124 Adjutant Fred Meyer accompanied by Avance’ will follow, along with “The Lord Bless You and Keep You.”

The veteran speaker will be 1st Lt. Ian Beaty and the keynote speaker is Jeanne P. Atkins, Oregon Secretary of State.

Avance’ will then perform “America the Beautiful.”

Benediction will be performed by Johnston. Woods will then erform “Taps” and closing comments will be made by Gerber.

Beaverton’s Honor Guard will retire the colors, followed by the exit song “Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal” by Avance’.

Those attending are encouraged to visit the Beaverton Veterans Memorial Park next door.

For more information, visit beavertonpost124.org.